An Overly Close Reading: The Princess and the Frog.

Walt Disney’s The Princess and the Frog, in which a spoiled black princess from Louisiana learns valuable life lessons after she becomes a frog, is really just a recruitment film for AKA.

This has been an Overly Close Reading.

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13 thoughts on “An Overly Close Reading: The Princess and the Frog.

  1. shani-o May 15, 2009 at 10:14 am Reply

    Ahem. We don’t recruit.

  2. belleisa May 15, 2009 at 10:32 am Reply

    Oddly enough, I’m excited about this movie and I’ve neer been into the princess thing, but it’ll be great for Disney to have mainstream success with a black main character that’s not um…an animal.

    I thought you were going to mock the interacial relationship between the black princess and the spanish-anglo (looking and sounding) prince, or the Voodo priest…all previous over the top controversies surrounding the movie.

    • G.D. May 15, 2009 at 10:42 am Reply

      is he spanish? I thought he was supposed to be French. (Although, making the French guy a frog is problematic in its own way…)

      • ladyfresshh May 15, 2009 at 11:13 am Reply

        for some reason i picked up a spanish accent as well

  3. Grump May 15, 2009 at 11:21 am Reply

    it’s Louisiana so both are plausible

  4. t.o.a n. May 15, 2009 at 11:56 am Reply

    The actor who will be voicing the Prince is Brazilian. I am very much looking forward to taking my children to see this movie.

    • belleisa May 15, 2009 at 12:18 pm Reply

      I am very looking forward to finding a decoy child to see this movie with, so that I don’t look like that creepy adult at a kids movie all by myself.

      • ladyfresshh May 15, 2009 at 3:20 pm Reply

        i will be doing the same

  5. blackink12 May 15, 2009 at 12:14 pm Reply

    Basically. But what fun would college be in the South without spoiled black princesses?

  6. mute May 16, 2009 at 1:35 pm Reply

    i was a bit disappointed to read at racialicious that for most of the movie Tiana will be a frog, but i’d still like to see it.

  7. bitchphd May 18, 2009 at 1:17 pm Reply

    So . . . joining AKA is like becoming a frog?

  8. karas May 19, 2009 at 6:36 am Reply

    lmao! so much is wrong with this.
    i’ll see it at some point, i’m sure.
    my neice is 4 and thinks she’s a princess.
    game over.

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