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12.11.2009

I love me some fairy tales...


Disney's The Princess and the Frog.

Fairy tales do come true. Or at least that is how it usually happens in Disney.

Brought my 2.5 yr old to see The Princess & the Frog this morning and what can I say...Disney hit a home run with this one.

The entire theater of was captivated (this included an entire elementary school on field trip) as Tiana - a modern woman on a mission to open her own restaurant - sang herself on to the screen.

Faced with a frog prince, Tiana would only kiss him if he gave her some money... my kind of girl. But, oops Tiana really isn't  a princess, she was just dressed as one, so the tables are turned and Tiana gets zapped into frog life as well. Quite charming.


Now, take this cute reverse fairy tale and put it in MY CITY! Give the characters real accents - not these faked out Hollywood french accents that are usually depicted. Make the "princess" a tough, motivated and beautiful African American - and wow - you've got yourself a great cartoon flick.  Enjoyable for the kiddies and entertaining for the adults. With a very PC message underneath those frilly skirts. "Wish on a star, but you've gotta work hard for it too."

What made the flick so enchanting was the backdrop though.  To see New Orleans portrayed so well I would have thought that a local did it.  The characters were so real New Orleans. I mean the lightening bug Raymond, you can catch characters like him all over the place down here. The Voodoo mama cracked me up, because I know her, she's always at the EZ serve by my house. Ack - and they even said New Orleans semi right! Noooawwlins.  None of this New Or-leeens.  Yeah go Disney.

There weren't any vamps, but it had some ghosts, a whole lot of Voodoo, a smidge of romance and that fairy tale charm. Take your kids or take just yourself. (They had 3 single men over 40 alone in that theater - hmmm, pedophile or repressed adults?)








18 comments:

Becky said...

Sounds fun!

My 5 Monkeys(Julie) said...

thanks..My girls have been wanting to see this movie.

Taschima Cullen said...

Oooh this is out! I wanna see it!

Patti said...

Wonderful review - I'm going to have to take my girls. Were you here when Disney premiered The Hunchback of Notre Dame in the Superdome?

Caitlin said...

Can't wait to see this movie! I don't have any kids though, so I might have to wait until it comes out on DVD. Don't want to be weird...

Elie said...

I am thinking of taking my little one to see this as her first movie screen movie. I think she would love it.

Jessilyn said...

I didn't know this was out already going to take my girls for sure to see this one !! Thanks ;)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Fantastic review darling! I love it. Thank you!

brizmus said...

So cool that this takes place in Louisiana! It looks wonderful! I've totally got to check it out!

ladystorm said...

It does look cute...been taking myself to see kids movies since I was a teen..LOL

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Nice review! I've been waiting to see this one for a while now and just for myself, lol. Does that make me a wimp? But I love Disney movies, and I'll definitely be seeing this one! :)

Natasha (Wicked Lil Pixie) said...

Was so excited when I saw the preview for it, an African American in a Disney flick, FINALLY!

Can't wait to see it, though I'll wait for the DVD. I'm a lil to old to be in the theatre sans kids! LOL

Cleverly Inked said...

I so want to see this. LOL Except I have a little boy. Not much he will enjoy

Amanda Leigh said...

I thought it looked good, now I can't wait to see it!

miss cindy :) said...

I want to see this too! Glad you enjoyed it :)

JG said...

I can't wait to see this!

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

You are such a great mom! Glad you enjoyed this movie!

Sheere said...

The movie sounds great! I hape it comes soon to Spain!

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