Forever Friday: Oprah! Oprah! Oprah!
As a nerdy black feminist, how do I feel about The Princess and the Frog, Disney’s first African-American princess movie?
CAN’T WAIT! CAN’T WAIT! CAN’T WAIT!
So that confessed, I just about lost my ish when I learned that my goddess — I mean my queen — I mean my Oprah has signed on to play the princess’s mom.
This almost makes up for the toothless firefly and the lack of color on the soundtrack. Randy Newman (who, in all fairness, I love) is doing 6 songs, and Dr. John is also said to be on the soundtrack. I have a feeling they will soon announce that New Orlean’s son, Harry Connick Jr., will sing a few ditties, too, then act surprised when black people (like me) get mad that Disney’s first animated movie about black people has no songs written by black people or sung by black people outside of the cast. “What?!?! Nobody said anything when we tapped Elton John for The Lion King!”
I’m still going to see it, though. My inner-little girl won’t let be get political about this.
Thanks to Stereohyped for the heads up on this story. Check out the teaser trailer after the jump.