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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Yessa massa issa shine ya shoes too (c) Maddy

Finally Disney heard our cry... Or better yet, finally Disney GAVE IN! Yes, after years of little black girls dressing up as Mulan, Cinderella, Jasmine, and all the other NOT BLACK Disney Princesses for Halloween, hopefully by October of '09 they will have a 'Tiana' costume to acquire. I know what you're thinking... Tiana? Well, hey I'll take it considering the initial name choice was Maddy, no my friends that was NOT a typo, Disney was trying to name the first African-American Disney Princess Maddy. I'm guessing they gave up on that notion when in a board meeting they all turned to the 'token black' on the production team and asked if that was appropriate. To top things off, Maddy was also going to be a chambermaid... However, that idea was tossed as well. The film is going to take place in New Orleans (go figure) in the 1920's Jazz Era. Poor Disney, after the release of this movie they will realize what I have known all along... You CANNOT please niggas. Sure, niggas will be content for a second because after years of anticipation they finally got what they asked for. BUT, that praise will seize once they realize how ridiculously stereotypical and inaccurate this movie is going to be. But this may not be the case... because Heidi Trotter, a spokesperson from Disney stated "Princess Tiana will be a heroine in the great tradition of Disney’s rich animated fairy tale legacy, and all other characters and aspects of the story will be treated with the greatest respect and sensitivity." Hmmmm, something tells me that D.W. Griffith said something very similar when pitching The Birth of a Nation...

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