Friday Night Movies
This Week’s Big-Screen Goody:
If you have a little girl, you’ve probably known for a while that The Princess and the Frog (rated G) opens nationally today–and if you didn’t, get ready for the begging to begin. I was very excited when I first heard Disney was returning to the days of its hand-drawn “princess” movies à la Snow White and The Little Mermaid. And to top if off, the film features the first African-American princess. I have to admit, though, that I was a bit disappointed.
Being from the South, some of the characters (especially those missing multiple teeth) made me cringe. I was also surprised that Disney’s much-hyped first-ever African-American princess spent more than half of the movie not in human form (spoiler alert: she’s a frog). *sigh* The good news is most kids won’t pick up on any of this. They’ll probably love it and add all the cute dolls and toys to their Christmas wish lists. And in the end, maybe I’m just being overly sensitive. When you see it, let me know what you think by posting a comment below.
This Week’s DVD Goodies:
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