Thursday, November 26, 2009

Glowing Review for "Princess and the Frog"

First review I've read for Princess and the Frog, and it is an outstanding one.

The movie captures the traditional Disney aesthetic, with some up-to-date spins. Tiana is African-American, while Naveen's ethnic origins are less evident. The film embraces diversity in a natural way. The film's ethos is summed up by voodoo priestess Mama Odie (Jenifer Lewis) in her native patois: "Only thing important is what's under the skin."

Where Pinocchio was about wishing on a star, The Princess and the Frog emphasizes backing up wishes with hard work. That proviso is a thoughtful message for young moviegoers.

Too bad this complaining woman would not have had the pleasure of such a revelation. She might have learned something.


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