First Black Disney Princess Endorses Delicious Watermelon Candy,…

Two and a half years ago, Disney released The Princess and the Frog, its first animated feature starring a black princess. Since then, the studio has put Tiana to work shilling everything from tiny baby versions of the dress she wore in the film to bubble bath to temporary tattoos. And now, she's selling candy.… » 3/05/12 11:20am 3/05/12 11:20am

And They Lived Happily Never After

After it's forthcoming release of Tangled, Disney's animation studios don't plan to follow up with any more fairy tales for the forseeable future. But what will our nation's little girls do without really boring animated princes to dream of marrying? » 11/21/10 11:30am 11/21/10 11:30am

Warning: Kissing Frogs Is Hazardous To Your Health

Emulating a Disney Princess has many dangers, from body image issues to unrealistic expectations of relationships. Now: add salmonella! » 3/03/10 1:00pm 3/03/10 1:00pm

Brad & Angie Vow To Help Haiti; Heidi Montag "Obsessed" With Plastic…

A "Hollow, Thoughtless Core:" Why Evangelicals Hate The Princess And…

The Princess and the Frog has been a hit with viewers, but Christian groups are calling it "offensive" because of its supernatural references. And it turns out that Disney films have been pissing off evangelicals for years. » 1/08/10 9:30am 1/08/10 9:30am

"She Was Pretty And Her Face Was Brown, Like Me"

A five-year-old's take on The Princess And The Frog! She is so cute, it's dangerous. Click here to read this her views on Tiana, princesses, lip gloss, spilling apple juice, broad-shouldered moms, and pet snakes. [Superhussy] » 12/23/09 3:20pm 12/23/09 3:20pm

The Princess And The Frog Doll: A Hot Present & A "Symbol"

NPR's Guy Raz visited a Target in Washington, D.C. and checked up on sales of the doll based on Tiana from The Princess And The Frog. He says: » 12/21/09 3:20pm 12/21/09 3:20pm

The Princess And The Frog Impacting Moms; Girls With Curly Hair

One mom says, "I'm probably more excited about this than my daughter… she doesn't realize the history of it." Another writes: "…It would be a mistake to overlook the significance of her coif." [WaPo, Time] » 12/11/09 6:30pm 12/11/09 6:30pm

The Princess And The Frog Makes For A Night To Remember

In covering The Princess And The Frog, I've written about the possible problems with as well as the potentially cool things about the movie. Saturday night, I finally saw it for myself. » 12/07/09 2:40pm 12/07/09 2:40pm

Writer: Disney's Frog Flick "Capitalizes" On Obama Family

Ready for the most preposterous crap you will read all day? It comes to us via Vince Mitchell, in a piece for the Times Of London, arguing that The Princess and The Frog is "capitalizing" on "The Obama era." » 11/30/09 3:00pm 11/30/09 3:00pm

Hollywood Needs To Take Women, Fangirls Seriously

The Princess and the Frog doesn't hit theaters until December 11, but it's already making money — and it joins New Moon and Precious as proof that audiences respond to female-driven stories. » 11/23/09 1:00pm 11/23/09 1:00pm

"You Have Never Met A Group Of Artists More Dedicated To Proving…

"I've never understood why the studios were saying people don't want to see hand-drawn animation. What people don't want to watch is a bad movie." — Pixar cofounder and current COO of Disney Animation, John Lasseter. [WSJ] » 11/02/09 1:30pm 11/02/09 1:30pm

Cue The Singing & Dancing: Disney's Black Princess Arrives At Themepark

The Princess and the Frog opens in New York and L.A. on November 25 (and goes nationwide December 11), but the main character, Tiana, has already arrived at the Magic Kingdom in Florida. » 10/27/09 2:20pm 10/27/09 2:20pm

Entertainment Earth: Where Your Fangirl Dreams Come True

If you fantasize about remote-controlled zombies, Twilight action figures, mod Barbies or a doll of that new black princess from Disney's The Princess and the Frog, you're in luck: Entertainment Earth has what you need. » 10/12/09 4:00pm 10/12/09 4:00pm

11 Cool Things From The Princess And The Frog

The first five minutes of Disney's The Princess And The Frog went up online, and though it's a very short amount of footage, there are some awesome ideas: » 10/06/09 3:00pm 10/06/09 3:00pm

5 Possible Problems With The Princess And The Frog

A new teaser trailer for the Princess And The Frog is online, and while the hand-drawn animation is really exquisite, there are still several upsetting things about what's being called Disney's "first black princess" movie. » 9/10/09 1:20pm 9/10/09 1:20pm

How About An Animated Movie With A Female Lead Who Isn't A Princess?

People are excited about Toy Story 3. And Up made good money over the weekend. But NPR's Linda Holmes pleads to Pixar: "Please make a movie about a girl who is not a princess." » 6/02/09 3:20pm 6/02/09 3:20pm