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SapphirePrima
12-30-2006, 11:37 PM
African American. :cool: :) :O :D :eek:

http://manhatttheatresource.forumcircle.com/viewtopic.php?p=278&sid=4a5dc7eac4d0dfb2effb45083fbfd463

THE FROG PRINCESS
"The Frog Princess" is an animated American fairy tale musical, set in New Orleans, in the 1920's Jazz Age. SINGING ROLES:
[MADDY] A 19-year-old African American chambermaid. Bright, resourceful, ambitious, intense. A little too grown-up for her age. Dialect: Mild southern colloquial.
[CHARLOTTE] 18 years old. A spoiled, southern debutante. A diva. Comic "steel magnolia". Bossy but insecure. Dialect: Southern belle.
[DR. DUVALIER] A 30-40 year old Voodoo magician/fortune teller. African American. Charming, charismatic, smooth and a sinister bad guy. Theatrical and grandiose. Dialect: Elegant, possibly New Orleans Creole.
[MAMA ODIE] An elderly, 200 year old Voodoo priestess/fairy god-mother. African American. Broad, comic, eccentric. Benevolent, wise and all knowing. A mixture of Moms Mabley & Yoda. Dialect: Southern colloquial.
[RAY] A 25-35 year old lovesick Cajun firefly. Warm, friendly, laid back and easygoing. Comically obtuse. Missing front tooth, has a lisp and occasionally speaks in Cajun French. LOOKING FOR AUTHENTIC CAJUN ACTORS.
[LOUIS] A 20-40 year old Jazz singer alligator. Comic, manic, high strung. Can be African American or white. Has extraordinary jazz singing voice since he, in effect, "sold his soul" to get it. Dialect: New Orleans hipster.
NON-SINGING ROLES:
[PRINCE HARRY] A gregarious, fun-loving European Prince, in his early twenties. A young Cary Grant. Charming, witty but irresponsible and immature. Loves jazz. Dialect: British upper-class.
[LAWRENCE] Harry's pompous roly poly valet. In his forties. Stiff, snobbish and sarcastic. Secretly envious and resentful of Harry. Dialect: Overly affected British upper crust.
[BIG DADDY LA BOUFF] Wealthy, Southern plantation landowner. Doting father of Charlotte La Bouff. A "good ol' boy." Warm, affable, courtly, imposing and powerful. Dialect: Thick southern drawl.
[EUDORA] Maddy's mother. In her fifties. Eudora used to be Charlotte's nurse maid. Warm, homespun and nurturing. Overly fretful.
[GEORGE] The cook for the La Bouff family. African American 50s-60s. Curmudgeonly.
[YOUNG MADDY] Six years old, African American.
[YOUNG CHARLOTTE] Six years old.

The Jazz soundtrack should be great. I'm nervous for this film though. I don't know how the publics gonna take an interacial Disney couple. Hopefully this movie will bring back the good old Disney musicals.

Abaddon
12-30-2006, 11:42 PM
You didn't see Pocahantas?:huh:

Sam Fisher
12-30-2006, 11:43 PM
Disney movies tend to suck nowadays:csad:

SapphirePrima
12-30-2006, 11:45 PM
You didn't see Pocahantas?:huh:

I forgot about her. But I hope this one does good.

tzarinna
12-31-2006, 12:03 AM
Not released until '08,long way to go.

Speedball
12-31-2006, 12:08 AM
You didn't see Pocahantas?:huh:
Argh...That movie screwed up history so bad it makes everyone in my area sick.

GoldenAgeHero
12-31-2006, 12:15 AM
African American. :cool: :) :O :D :eek:

http://manhatttheatresource.forumcircle.com/viewtopic.php?p=278&sid=4a5dc7eac4d0dfb2effb45083fbfd463

THE FROG PRINCESS
"The Frog Princess" is an animated American fairy tale musical, set in New Orleans, in the 1920's Jazz Age. SINGING ROLES:
[MADDY] A 19-year-old African American chambermaid. Bright, resourceful, ambitious, intense. A little too grown-up for her age. Dialect: Mild southern colloquial.
[CHARLOTTE] 18 years old. A spoiled, southern debutante. A diva. Comic "steel magnolia". Bossy but insecure. Dialect: Southern belle.
[DR. DUVALIER] A 30-40 year old Voodoo magician/fortune teller. African American. Charming, charismatic, smooth and a sinister bad guy. Theatrical and grandiose. Dialect: Elegant, possibly New Orleans Creole.
[MAMA ODIE] An elderly, 200 year old Voodoo priestess/fairy god-mother. African American. Broad, comic, eccentric. Benevolent, wise and all knowing. A mixture of Moms Mabley & Yoda. Dialect: Southern colloquial.
[RAY] A 25-35 year old lovesick Cajun firefly. Warm, friendly, laid back and easygoing. Comically obtuse. Missing front tooth, has a lisp and occasionally speaks in Cajun French. LOOKING FOR AUTHENTIC CAJUN ACTORS.
[LOUIS] A 20-40 year old Jazz singer alligator. Comic, manic, high strung. Can be African American or white. Has extraordinary jazz singing voice since he, in effect, "sold his soul" to get it. Dialect: New Orleans hipster.
NON-SINGING ROLES:
[PRINCE HARRY] A gregarious, fun-loving European Prince, in his early twenties. A young Cary Grant. Charming, witty but irresponsible and immature. Loves jazz. Dialect: British upper-class.
[LAWRENCE] Harry's pompous roly poly valet. In his forties. Stiff, snobbish and sarcastic. Secretly envious and resentful of Harry. Dialect: Overly affected British upper crust.
[BIG DADDY LA BOUFF] Wealthy, Southern plantation landowner. Doting father of Charlotte La Bouff. A "good ol' boy." Warm, affable, courtly, imposing and powerful. Dialect: Thick southern drawl.
[EUDORA] Maddy's mother. In her fifties. Eudora used to be Charlotte's nurse maid. Warm, homespun and nurturing. Overly fretful.
[GEORGE] The cook for the La Bouff family. African American 50s-60s. Curmudgeonly.
[YOUNG MADDY] Six years old, African American.
[YOUNG CHARLOTTE] Six years old.

The Jazz soundtrack should be great. I'm nervous for this film though. I don't know how the publics gonna take an interacial Disney couple. Hopefully this movie will bring back the good old Disney musicals.




i'll be honest it'll probably suck. films with interracial couples are'nt really written or developed well. did you ever see that disney movie with moesha and the asian dude. the whole cast was multiracial that it did'nt even make sense.

SapphirePrima
12-31-2006, 12:19 AM
i'll be honest it'll probably suck. films with interracial couples are'nt really written or developed well. did you ever see that disney movie with moesha and the asian dude. the whole cast was multiracial that it did'nt even make sense.


Cinderella? I liked it. It was musical based off the play so... it really didn't matter. But this seems like the families will be "racially" correct. I don't want to sound racist but I don't think Disney would have an animated movie with two black leads anyway.

SapphirePrima
12-31-2006, 12:20 AM
Not released until '08,long way to go.

Tommorow is 2007 :) Is your avvy from Grey's Anatomy?

PowersOfMind
12-31-2006, 12:39 AM
Sounds cool and its about time.

tzarinna
12-31-2006, 12:49 AM
Tommorow is 2007 Is your avvy from Grey's Anatomy?

Yep. :) To both. :p

There's not a lot of info on this movie yet. I wonder why it's so hush,hush.

BloodyWolverine
12-31-2006, 02:58 AM
I like disney taking the risk to trying to go back to 2D animated films. I like Shrek, Ice Age and Happt Feet and all but i miss what made Disney animated movies classics.

Backdrifter
12-31-2006, 04:50 AM
Argh...That movie screwed up history so bad it makes everyone in my area sick.
Yeah because that what Disney animation is know for, their incredible historical accuracy... They never set out to tell a historically accurate version. It was always intended to be a fairy tale. Besides, the stoy itself, even the "historical" is just an American fable. Most if it probably isn't true to begin with.

Bat Attack
12-31-2006, 11:50 AM
I don't see Disney having the success they did in the late 80's/1990's anytime soon. They're just churning out CGI crap now. The Frog Princess will be interesting because it'll be in good old fashioned 2D (which I prefer).

the_ultimate_evil
12-31-2006, 01:16 PM
Argh...That movie screwed up history so bad it makes everyone in my area sick.


did you believe at any point she would be 12, wise up

porchmonkey408
12-31-2006, 01:19 PM
An old-style Disney musical?


Sick.

PowersOfMind
12-31-2006, 02:19 PM
Yep. :) To both. :p

There's not a lot of info on this movie yet. I wonder why it's so hush,hush.

I remember there being this issue with the fact that Disney never had a princess that was African-American(Black, if you prefer) that was meant to be big in the way that Cinderella and all the others were. Like I said it about time. After all Disney went to Imperial China so why couldnt they go to Africa(outside of the Lion King). At my school there was a petition going around that people were advocating for them to create a black princess.

P.S. Love the avvy.

GL1
12-31-2006, 03:29 PM
I thought it was funny that when Disney when to Africa it was suddenly Lions, (and arguably a peak for the operation)...

This Jazz Princess could be awesome... it has some potential, but it could also be horribly average without some serious push behind it from Disney from the top down.

Sentinel X
12-31-2006, 07:31 PM
They should've made her a tribal princess...that would've been very interesting. Either way Im happy the 2D days are coming back

SapphirePrima
02-13-2007, 02:09 PM
The notice was still not confirmed, but already rumors run of that Alicia Keys wants to changed itself into one of the characters of the next Disney animated film, "The Frog Princess". The story takes place in New Orleans, during the age of the Jazz. According to the paper, Keys would give voice to a called girl Maddy and would sing songs scored by Randy Newman. However, there is competition for the part. One source says that Jennifer Hudson, nominated for the Oscar best supporting actress for her role in "Dreamgirls", also is in the race. The reason for as much interest is simple: Maddy is the first black princess in the Disney history.

http://www.mtv.pt/mtv.pt/news/
index.jhtml;jsessionid=JGVBVW20KE4JHQFIAIISFFGAVAB BEIV0?articleId=100134915 (http://www.mtv.pt/mtv.pt/news/index.jhtml;jsessionid=JGVBVW20KE4JHQFIAIISFFGAVAB BEIV0?articleId=100134915)

This is pretty cool news.

I am going to pimp the **** out of this movie. :o

tzarinna
02-13-2007, 08:59 PM
Some good buzz.

terry78
02-13-2007, 09:35 PM
So long as they don't turn it into a modern version of Coal Black and De Sebben Dwarfs, fine.

Kmack
02-13-2007, 09:44 PM
So long as they don't turn it into a modern version of Coal Black and De Sebben Dwarfs, fine.

OMG that was so....NOT cool:csad:

terry78
02-13-2007, 09:48 PM
OMG that was so....NOT cool:csad:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=4t3yvo-r9pI

You've never seen it?

Majik1387
02-13-2007, 09:52 PM
Umm not to burst anyone's bubble but the next Disney princess is white. Played by Amy Adams.
http://imdb.com/title/tt0461770/
It was on Disney Surfers also

terry78
02-13-2007, 09:54 PM
^Yeah, well the one after that one, I think. Enchanted is technically a live action comedy with animated scenes.

Wolfwood
02-14-2007, 12:32 AM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=4t3yvo-r9pI

You've never seen it?

Murder Inc: Midgets 1/2 half off and Japs for free. It's horrible, but I found myself laughing at it.

Duende Verde
03-09-2007, 12:31 PM
Here's "The Frog Princess"

http://www.frontera.info/edicionenlinea/fotos/Entretenimiento/101907.jpg

SapphirePrima
03-09-2007, 01:54 PM
Yea!!!!!! I've got the offical Disney press release!!!!!!


http://corporate.disney.go.com/news/corporate/2007/2007_0308_disney_animated_release_frog_princess.ht ml

A few more pics and the guy who's composing the movie!

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/ss/events/en/030807frogprincess/im:/070309/photos_en/2007_03_08t192905_304x450_us_disney_frogprincess;_ ylt=Alxv6Ut3sVjmPb7vwjcu49vBaMYA


2009 though :(

I'm not completely digging that headshot but the dress is pretty cute!!

BloodyWolverine
03-09-2007, 02:11 PM
The reason disney lost some of its animated magic was going to 3 dementional just because Pixar and Shrek. I hope they going back to do more fairy tales. But no to many to do. They could do Cleopatra or something for there likely are stories they could do 2 dementional.

Majik1387
03-09-2007, 02:49 PM
Here's "The Frog Princess"

http://www.frontera.info/edicionenlinea/fotos/Entretenimiento/101907.jpg
I like it.:up:
Yea!!!!!! I've got the offical Disney press release!!!!!!
http://corporate.disney.go.com/news/corporate/2007/2007_0308_disney_animated_release_frog_princess.ht ml
A few more pics and the guy who's composing the movie!
http://news.yahoo.com/photos/ss/events/en/030807frogprincess/im:/070309/photos_en/2007_03_08t192905_304x450_us_disney_frogprincess;_ ylt=Alxv6Ut3sVjmPb7vwjcu49vBaMYA
2009 though :(
I'm not completely digging that headshot but the dress is pretty cute!!
Randy Newman? Ok, his music is ok. I like his theme song to Monk.
The princess pic is really nice, I like it.:up::up:

terry78
03-09-2007, 02:50 PM
It took them 70 odd years to have a black female in the princess role.

Wolfwood
03-09-2007, 02:55 PM
Eh, I'm kind of iffy on the picture, I think I need to see a bigger one before I decide if I like the art style.

MaskedManJRK
03-09-2007, 03:13 PM
While the "first black Disney Princess" thing is alright and all, I doubt it'll be good as a movie. I mean, honestly, the last good Disney animated movie I remember was either Atlantis or Tarzan.

The only reason I might enjoy it is if Keys does get the role and if there's some good jazz music in it. :up:

Erzengel
03-09-2007, 03:22 PM
I forgot about her. But I hope this one does good.
Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan and Esmerlda.

Majik1387
03-09-2007, 03:42 PM
It took them 70 odd years to have a black female in the princess role.
Just got to find the negative, don't you?

terry78
03-09-2007, 05:05 PM
Just got to find the negative, don't you?

Basically.

Matt
03-09-2007, 05:14 PM
Nice, but this will probably be right up there with Pochahantas and Mulan in the category of Disney princesses no one gives a **** about.

swifty
03-09-2007, 05:29 PM
Mulan is one of my all time favorite Disney animted movie, so bite your tounge! :D

I'm not digging the drawing and all that Jazz era setting for the movie either. It should've been in Africa about the Nubian Princess or like somebody has already mentioned it about a tribal princess.

SapphirePrima
03-10-2007, 09:55 PM
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a277/dragonprima/newman_dirtydozen_maddy_goldhaber.jpg

Here's one more I found.

Mr. Socko
03-10-2007, 09:58 PM
Won't make nearly as much as the white ones do. Sad. :(

Goddessreicho
03-11-2007, 09:56 PM
Omygosh! I heard about this movie a while back and I am thrilled. Those pictures really look like the old school Disney. I am a giddy school girl right now. The art looks really unique. But the layouts are what's going to make this movie spectacular. I really hope that this has Hunchback quality writing, especially when it comes to the songs.

I want to see more characters. SQUEE!!!

SapphirePrima
04-20-2007, 09:53 PM
http://www.eonline.com/gossip/planetgossip/detail/index.jsp?uuid=781c7854-fddc-4433-8b02-c295bc4899f1#commentstart



Anika Noni Rose just got the lead. She has pretty voice. She beat out Tyra Banks, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, and Beyonce.

MarvelXI
08-31-2007, 10:13 AM
here is a new pic
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/99/Princess_Tiana.jpg

sorry to be so small but it was the only one I found.
Its princess Tanias new design

terry78
08-31-2007, 10:15 AM
Doesn't look too shabby. Though not as detailed or shapely as other Disney princesses. I guess if they made her TOO sultry they'd get an outcry.

Green Goblin 1964
08-31-2007, 10:15 AM
I'm sick of SOOOO many Princesses in Disney films..

It's like they can't come up with anything better so let's just add a damn princess :dry:

WTH?

I'm not expecting anything good...

MarvelXI
08-31-2007, 10:23 AM
Making princess in disney Movies is... well, i call it "tradition" in disney, sure we want to see something new but there are things that it shouldnīt be changed and that is one of those, and most of the Princess movies were succesfull, why then change???
And since it is Ron Clements and John Musker who direct it I expect something good in this movie

bunk
08-31-2007, 10:30 AM
Won't make nearly as much as the white ones do. Sad. :(


If it's a good movie it should do well. Luckily children don't tend to have the same hangups as the rest of the world.

terry78
08-31-2007, 10:32 AM
Until their parents or friends persuade them otherwise.

Green Goblin 1964
08-31-2007, 10:33 AM
Making princess in disney Movies is... well, i call it "tradition" in disney, sure we want to see something new but there are things that it shouldnīt be changed and that is one of those, and most of the Princess movies were succesfull, why then change???
And since it is Ron Clements and John Musker who direct it I expect something good in this movieBecause at least for me and others, get bored of it after awhile...

04nbod
08-31-2007, 11:08 AM
They'll never beat the original. Snow white:D

Darthphere
08-31-2007, 11:12 AM
African American. :cool: :) :O :D :eek:

http://manhatttheatresource.forumcircle.com/viewtopic.php?p=278&sid=4a5dc7eac4d0dfb2effb45083fbfd463

THE FROG PRINCESS
"The Frog Princess" is an animated American fairy tale musical, set in New Orleans, in the 1920's Jazz Age. SINGING ROLES:
[MADDY] A 19-year-old African American chambermaid. Bright, resourceful, ambitious, intense. A little too grown-up for her age. Dialect: Mild southern colloquial.
[CHARLOTTE] 18 years old. A spoiled, southern debutante. A diva. Comic "steel magnolia". Bossy but insecure. Dialect: Southern belle.
[DR. DUVALIER] A 30-40 year old Voodoo magician/fortune teller. African American. Charming, charismatic, smooth and a sinister bad guy. Theatrical and grandiose. Dialect: Elegant, possibly New Orleans Creole.
[MAMA ODIE] An elderly, 200 year old Voodoo priestess/fairy god-mother. African American. Broad, comic, eccentric. Benevolent, wise and all knowing. A mixture of Moms Mabley & Yoda. Dialect: Southern colloquial.
[RAY] A 25-35 year old lovesick Cajun firefly. Warm, friendly, laid back and easygoing. Comically obtuse. Missing front tooth, has a lisp and occasionally speaks in Cajun French. LOOKING FOR AUTHENTIC CAJUN ACTORS.
[LOUIS] A 20-40 year old Jazz singer alligator. Comic, manic, high strung. Can be African American or white. Has extraordinary jazz singing voice since he, in effect, "sold his soul" to get it. Dialect: New Orleans hipster.
NON-SINGING ROLES:
[PRINCE HARRY] A gregarious, fun-loving European Prince, in his early twenties. A young Cary Grant. Charming, witty but irresponsible and immature. Loves jazz. Dialect: British upper-class.
[LAWRENCE] Harry's pompous roly poly valet. In his forties. Stiff, snobbish and sarcastic. Secretly envious and resentful of Harry. Dialect: Overly affected British upper crust.
[BIG DADDY LA BOUFF] Wealthy, Southern plantation landowner. Doting father of Charlotte La Bouff. A "good ol' boy." Warm, affable, courtly, imposing and powerful. Dialect: Thick southern drawl.
[EUDORA] Maddy's mother. In her fifties. Eudora used to be Charlotte's nurse maid. Warm, homespun and nurturing. Overly fretful.
[GEORGE] The cook for the La Bouff family. African American 50s-60s. Curmudgeonly.
[YOUNG MADDY] Six years old, African American.
[YOUNG CHARLOTTE] Six years old.

The Jazz soundtrack should be great. I'm nervous for this film though. I don't know how the publics gonna take an interacial Disney couple. Hopefully this movie will bring back the good old Disney musicals.

This is "A Whole New World".:dry:

Super_Ludacris
08-31-2007, 11:13 AM
I mean its like whatever now....

At least they didnt cast Beyonce. There are other black women in showbusiness. No, other than Jennifer Hudson

bunk
08-31-2007, 11:57 AM
Until their parents or friends persuade them otherwise.

word.

MarvelXI
08-31-2007, 01:02 PM
Because at least for me and others, get bored of it after awhile...

You can say what you want but I donīt think Disney has made so many princess movies that people can be bored.
With the direct to video movies Disney has already made more than 100 animated movies and only 5 or 6 are princess movies. People like the disney movies because of the drama and the characters.
I collect disney movies since my I was a 5 year child ( trust me I have a good memory I rmeber very much from my childhood) and Iīm never sick of princess.

terry78
08-31-2007, 01:05 PM
Have you seen the trailer for that new one called Enchanted? Basically attempting to go the "shrek" route by poking fun at their own genre.

SapphirePrima
08-31-2007, 10:29 PM
THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG

Feature Film
Animated
UNION

Director: John Musker
Director: Ron Clements
Producer: Peter Del Vecho
Composer: Randy Newman
Casting Director: Curtis Koller
Interview Dates: now - Fall 2007
Shoot/Start Date: Fall 2007
Pay Rate: TBA
Location: Los Angeles

[ PRINCE NAVEEN (VOICE OVER) ]
Specs:
-play an early 20's male
-capable of being a romantic lead
-gregarious, fun loving, free spirited
-always likable, even when being irresponsible
-show passion for Jazz and zest for life
-an invented accent that has the romantic suavity of Italian with a sprinkling of mid-east exoticism.
-accent must be believable & natural
-please do not let the level of the accent get in the way of the acting

I got this from the Laughing Place Boards so I don't know how much of this is true.