2008-07-30

The Princess and the Frog (2009) . . .

Disney is returning to traditional, hand drawn and cell-shaded animation with next year's release of The Princess and the Frog. And they've set it in the far away, magical land of . . . New Orleans???

This just doesn't look good. And how can they stretch this into a feature length film?

Link to trailer: How about a nice firm handshake?

Also, the whackos are apparently coming out of the woodwork over this film because Disney would dare to feature its first African American princess. Some are complaining that she's black. Some are complaining at the way she is portrayed as a black female. Some are complaining that the southern setting harkens back to slavery. I haven't seen or heard anyone complaining yet about the toothless firefly who speaks with a horrible cajun accent.


Remember Sammy Jankis!

2 comments:

Beorn said...

Just...EWWWWWWWWW. I understand that they want markers of New Orleans culture to be evident, and I know that Cajun accents are notoriously difficult to pull off. But a rotten-toothed character with a REALLY bad and REALLY under-enunciated Cajun accent? Almost as bad as Waterboy! And what African/Creole woman in New Orleans ever lilted like a denizen of Atlanta in a Technicolor extravaganza? Please, no more...

Brien said...

Disneyland must BURN!!!!!!