the princess and the frog, reinforcing stereotypes?

April 2, 2010

With The Princess and The Frog, it’s the first time a Disney animated movie features a Black princess. Some scholars hail the movie as a milestone in national imagery while magazines such as the Italian Vogue draw a parallel with real life Princess of Liechtenstein Angela Brown (pictured below). But many argue that the movie actually promotes stereotypes (voodoo, uneducated Black southerners), as stated in this New York Times article.

Princess Angela & Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein / Disney’s The Princess and The Frog

Original post and AP comments can be found here