Disney’s new animated movie, The Princess and the Frog, is a new take on the classic fairy tale, and features Disney’s first black princess. It comes from the directors of 1989’s The Little Mermaid and 1992’s Aladdin, which, by the animation is telling, if you’ve already seen those films as I have. Set in New Orleans, the new twist is that the princess (Tiana,voiced by Anika Noni Rose) meets a frog prince, and upon kissing him becomes a frog herself. The two must then set off on a journey to find someone to break the spell and turn them back into humans.
The movie is nostalgic for me, as it seems to bring back the classic Disney musical animations of the late ’80s and entire ’90s. I’m very excited for its release this holiday season.