About freakin’ time

The Princess and the Frog is released in Ireland on Friday 5th February and is notable for being the first Disney movie to feature an African-American princess, Princess Tiana.

The movie premiered in the USA last year just before Christmas and the Washington Post had this to say: “Her appearance this holiday season, coming on the heels of Michelle Obama’s emergence as the nation’s first lady, the Obama girls in the White House and the first line of Barbie dolls modeled on black women (“So in Style” debuts this summer), will crown an extraordinary year of visibility for African American women.”

I’m delighted to see that African American girls now have a Disney princess they can directly relate to.  It was a hell of a long time coming.

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