Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Disney Princesses and something I noticed

There are now 9 Disney Princesses, the newest addition was Tiana from "The Princess and The Frog". Oh by the way did I mention that she's the very first black Disney princess and the fourth none-caucasian princess? I actually watched the movie and I liked it because it followed the traditional style of classic Disney movies. C'mon, almost all of us grew up watching Disney Movies so I'm pretty sure you know what I'm talking about.

First a black president, now a black disney princess, has the world finally moved past their prejudices? Has Disney has finally broken down the stereotype that heroines have to be white bitches? Who knows. Oh and if any of you have watched "Enchanted" in 2007, Giselle, the role which Amy Adams played was supposed to be included in the roster but Disney decided not to include her because they'd have to pay life-long rights to use her image. But seriously, does Amy Adams have anything going for her these days? Sure the girl can kinda act and kinda sing, but have any of you seen her again after Enchanted? She could use the money. OK swerved out of topic there.

Wanna know something I noticed? Snow White, Aurora, Ariel, and Cinderella all have the born as "royalty" thing in their plots. Belle has the french woman story line. Pocahontas has the girl from a savage, unconquered land plot. Jasmine a sheltered Saudi princess. Mulan, from an oriental land dominated by men. And Tiana played a maid/helper/waitress in the movie who happens to be black... You see where this is going right? Alright so I take back my question about the stereotype thing. Go figure. Isn't it funny when you notice this thing and you go, "Oh no they didn't!".

Let me guess, a couple of years from now, there will be a Filipina Disney princess and the role she'll play is a nurse. Yes a nurse! She helps this man and doesn't realize that he's a prince, they fall in love but some witch-doctor tries to stop their love but since its a Disney movie, they win in the end and they'll live happily ever after. Thoughts?

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