The Next Disney Princess Will be...

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  1. SapphirePrima

    SapphirePrima Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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  2. Abaddon

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    You didn't see Pocahantas?:huh:
     
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  3. Sam Fisher

    Sam Fisher Heavy Meddle

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    Disney movies tend to suck nowadays:csad:
     
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  4. SapphirePrima

    SapphirePrima Well-Known Member

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

    tzarinna Mamochka

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    Not released until '08,long way to go.
     
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  6. Speedball

    Speedball Don't. Blink.

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    Argh...That movie screwed up history so bad it makes everyone in my area sick.
     
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    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.
     
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  8. SapphirePrima

    SapphirePrima Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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  9. SapphirePrima

    SapphirePrima Well-Known Member

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

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    Sounds cool and its about time.
     
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  11. tzarinna

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    Yep. :) To both. :p

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

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    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.
     
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  13. Backdrifter

    Backdrifter Ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ λόγος

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    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.
     
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  14. Bat Attack

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    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).
     
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  15. the_ultimate_evil

    the_ultimate_evil CURSE YOU GIN MONKEY.

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    did you believe at any point she would be 12, wise up
     
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    An old-style Disney musical?


    Sick.
     
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  17. PowersOfMind

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    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.
     
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  18. GL1

    GL1 It's pronounced "glee"

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    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.
     
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  19. Sentinel X

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    They should've made her a tribal princess...that would've been very interesting. Either way Im happy the 2D days are coming back
     
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  20. SapphirePrima

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    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=JGVBVW20KE4JHQFIAIISFFGAVABBEIV0?articleId=100134915


    This is pretty cool news.

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

    tzarinna Mamochka

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    Some good buzz.
     
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  22. terry78

    terry78 I'm gonna need more rope

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    So long as they don't turn it into a modern version of Coal Black and De Sebben Dwarfs, fine.
     
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  23. Kmack

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    OMG that was so....NOT cool:csad:
     
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  24. terry78

    terry78 I'm gonna need more rope

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  25. Majik1387

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    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
     
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