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