A Sista in Da Mouse House!

posted on November 4th 2009 in Animation with 4 Comments

This may not seem like much to most of you, but some of us have waited a long time for this moment. Disney, has finally produced an animated feature film with an African-American lead. News flash: she’s not a lioness, a fish, a hyena nor a crow. She’s a sista, and animated in all her glory. Welcome to the table, my lady.


The Princess & The Frog is a fairy tale centered on a young girl named Princess Tiana who lives in New Orleans’ French Quarter during the Jazz Age. No doubt the critics will have a problem with this. The press will probably label this as controversial (which will guarantee a terrific box office weekend), and proceed to trash it as an insult to blacks and creoles. Shame.

I, however, will be standing in line on opening weekend. If you’re still on the fence, check out the trailer above. It’s worth a few hours out of your life to see disney break new ground on the eve of 2010. To quote Hancock,“Good job.”



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  • Dania

    commented on November 14, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    I was so happy to see some 2D animation from Disney again!! I’m really excited for this one 🙂

  • samsayshi

    commented on November 20, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    So was I. Rumor has it that the Disney 2-d studio is temporarily back in operation. I guess we’ll have to see how well it’s received in the theaters. You can get more info about upcoming Disney projects by clicking HERE.

    Or below!

  • J.Rodolfo Rodriguez

    commented on December 14, 2009 at 11:51 am

    D’ Sista is numero uno at the box office. It’s a great movie go and see it. And, Richard Collins from TIME magazine just got it the # 1 movie of the year.


  • J.Rodolfo Rodriguez

    commented on December 14, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    Correction. That’s Richard Corliss (not Collins) from TIME magazine


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