A Sista in Da Mouse House!
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.”