Disney’s first Black princess

By on March 14, 2007 @ 10:43 am

 

Disney's Princess Maddy

NEW ORLEANS – The Walt Disney Co. has started production on an animated musical fairy tale called “The Frog Princess,” which will be set in New Orleans and feature the Walt Disney Studio’s first black princess.

NEW ORLEANS – has started production on an animated musical fairy tale called “The Frog Princess,” which will be set in New Orleans and feature the Walt Disney Studio’s first black princess.

The film, set for release in 2009, also is the first hand-drawn film Disney has committed to since pledging last month to return to the traditional animation that made it a worldwide brand.

“The Frog Princess,” a musical scored by composer Randy Newman, is “an American fairy tale” starring a girl named Maddy who lives in the French Quarter in New Orleans, said John Lasseter, chief creative director for Disney and Pixar Animation Studios.
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Urban Thought’s Words:
I’m guessing it is never too late for the Black Community to be represented in a Disney fairytale. This will give young Black females a princess a chance to see something other a Snow White on the big screen. Considering Native Americans and Asians have had representation already would it be safe to assume that a Latina princess is in the works as well?

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