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DISNEY’S First Black Princess Has Parents Excited

By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 at 10:02 am in Movies.

The Princess and the Frog (AP Photo/Disney) Cinderella … Sleeping Beauty … Disney has always had a great fondness for blond, blue-eyed princesses and it’s taken them forever to figure out that our nation’s girls don’t all look like that, says my Times colleague Chuck Barney in a wonderful, thought provoking story this morning. Now with the release of “The Princess and the Frog,” we’ve got our first African-American Disney princess and Bay Area parents are stoked.

“Our daughters have always known that they are princesses to us,” Richmond mom Timiza Johnson told Chuck. “But it’s important to have that validity in the pop-cultural images we see. It’s important that people all around us believe it.”

Is “Princess and the Frog” on your must-see list this month? And if so, why?

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2 Responses to “DISNEY’S First Black Princess Has Parents Excited”

  1. sportlo Says:

    Someone told me interracial dating is at the center of this movie, WHAT? does disney not know values of a typical christian family or they dont care? I know my parents and even more so my grand parents are opposed to interracial relations, so i am not going to see this movie as it would insult my parents. Also this subject offends most asians, latinos, blacks, not only Whites as well as other religions too BTW, finally lets be honest a black cast is a turnoff to most Whites

  2. jwt Says:

    The ad I saw showed a croc and a frog, I thought the princess was a crocodile
    Instead it was a ….black woman, false advertising
    And the prince is ….arabic or muslim
    This is Obama multi ethnic brainwashing again to innocent KIDS now
    i’m scared my kid will rememeber the movie
    Dont go back home like a loser with a bad taste in your mouth, ask
    your money back like me! Go spend it on Avatar

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