History Analysis / ThePrincessAndTheFrog

14th Sep '16 6:50:06 PM FT96
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* FacialProfiling: A delicate issue with Tiana's design. It's very clear with her fuller lips and broader nose that Tiana wasn't just a generic white design coated brown. At the same time, artists had a challenge in not playing up any "blackface" stereotypes.

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* FacialProfiling: A delicate issue with Tiana's design. It's very clear with her fuller lips and broader nose that Tiana wasn't just a generic white design coated brown. At the same time, artists had a challenge in not playing up any "blackface" stereotypes.Tiana is more or less an Inksuit Actor of her voice actress, Anika Noni Rose.
27th Jun '16 9:28:02 AM NWolfman
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** The decision to make Naveen AmbiguouslyBrown also came from the fact that Disney would have gotten flack for making him black ("Disney hates interracial marriage!") or white ("Oh sure, the princess can be anything, but the prince ''has'' to be white!"). Naveen's design was [[WriterRevolt basically the animators saying]] "Here! Now he can be whatever offends you the most!"

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** The decision to make Naveen AmbiguouslyBrown also came from the fact that Disney would have gotten flack for making him black ("Disney hates interracial marriage!") or white ("Oh sure, the princess can be anything, but the prince ''has'' to be white!"). Naveen's design was [[WriterRevolt basically the animators saying]] "Here! Now he can be whatever offends you the most!"least!"
20th Apr '16 5:21:25 PM dpisel01
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* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: Zig-Zagged. The movie takes place in the Disney Animated Canon, so its outlook is brighter than the real world. However, Old South attitudes are still present, if gently handled: Tiana and her mother sit in the back of the trolley and clearly live in "that" part of town. Further, the realtors selling the sugar mill Tiana wants to buy are very condescending towards her in a combination of racism and sexism at the idea of a black woman running a restaurant. However, Big Daddy Le Bouf has no qualms eating at a black-owned diner, or with his daughter marrying a Latin(ish) royal. Tiana's restaurant proudly serves and employs people of all races.

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* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: Zig-Zagged. The movie takes place in the Disney Animated Canon, so its outlook is brighter than the real world. However, Old South attitudes are still present, if gently handled: Tiana and her mother sit in the back of the trolley and clearly live in "that" part of town. Further, the realtors selling the sugar mill Tiana wants to buy are very condescending towards her in a combination of racism and sexism at the idea of a black woman running a restaurant.restaurant, and it's possible they only refused to sell it to her because of her race. However, Big Daddy Le Bouf has no qualms eating at a black-owned diner, or with his daughter marrying a Latin(ish) royal. Tiana's restaurant proudly serves and employs people of all races.
23rd Nov '15 10:22:44 PM Troper555
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** The decision to make Naveen AmbiguouslyBrown also came from the fact that Disney would have gotten flack from liberals for making him black ("Disney hates interracial marriage!") or white ("Oh sure, the princess can be anything, but the prince ''has'' to be white!"). Naveen's design was [[WriterRevolt basically the animators saying]] "Here! Now he can be whatever offends you the most!"

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** The decision to make Naveen AmbiguouslyBrown also came from the fact that Disney would have gotten flack from liberals for making him black ("Disney hates interracial marriage!") or white ("Oh sure, the princess can be anything, but the prince ''has'' to be white!"). Naveen's design was [[WriterRevolt basically the animators saying]] "Here! Now he can be whatever offends you the most!"
2nd Aug '15 2:18:43 PM PrincessGwen
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* Catch22Dilemma: There was '''''a lot''''' of debated on whether or not Prince Naveen should have been black. Up until 5 years later with Disney/BigHero6, there had never been a black male protagonist in a Disney film. Many felt that Disney missed an opportunity to actually have their first black male prince as well. On the other end of the spectrum you had viewers react positively to their being a mixed race couple. Not to mention that Naveen being black would've opened an entirely different [[UnfortunateImplications can of worms]] concerning his character. Naveen was created as a foil to Tiana by being a lazy bum looking to marry into money. Considering the negative racial connotations that would've been connected to the character if he were Black, this may have pissed viewers off more.

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* Catch22Dilemma: There was '''''a lot''''' of debated debate on whether or not Prince Naveen should have been black. Up until 5 years later with Disney/BigHero6, there had never been a black male protagonist in a Disney film. Many felt that Disney missed an opportunity to actually have their first black male prince as well. On the other end of the spectrum you had viewers react positively to their there being a mixed race couple. Not to mention that Naveen being black would've opened an entirely different [[UnfortunateImplications can of worms]] concerning his character. Naveen was created as a foil to Tiana by being a lazy bum looking to marry into money. Considering the negative racial connotations that would've been connected to the character if he were Black, this may have pissed viewers off more.



* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: Zig-Zagged. The movie takes place in the Disney Animated Canon, so its outlook is brighter than the real world. However, Old South attitudes are still present, if gently handled: Tiana and her mother sit in the back of the trolley and clearly live in "that" part of town. Further, the realtors selling the sugar mill Tiana wants to buy are very condescending towards her in a combination of racism and sexism at the idea of a black woman running a restaurant. However, Big Daddy Le Bouf has no qualms eating at a black-owned diner, or with his daughter marrying a Latin(ish) royal.Tiana's restaurant proudly serves and employs people of all races.

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* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: Zig-Zagged. The movie takes place in the Disney Animated Canon, so its outlook is brighter than the real world. However, Old South attitudes are still present, if gently handled: Tiana and her mother sit in the back of the trolley and clearly live in "that" part of town. Further, the realtors selling the sugar mill Tiana wants to buy are very condescending towards her in a combination of racism and sexism at the idea of a black woman running a restaurant. However, Big Daddy Le Bouf has no qualms eating at a black-owned diner, or with his daughter marrying a Latin(ish) royal. Tiana's restaurant proudly serves and employs people of all races.
4th Jun '15 7:49:16 PM NWolfman
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** Humorously enough, an early concept was to have her ''actually'' be fat, hiding an enormous potbelly with her corset.
5th May '15 8:23:01 AM NWolfman
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** The decision to make Naveen AmbiguouslyBrown also came from the fact that Disney would have gotten flack from liberals for making him black ("Disney hates interracial marriage!") or white ("Oh sure, the princess can be anything, but the prince ''has'' to be white!"). Naveen's design was [[WriterRevolt basically the animators saying]] "Here! Now he can be whatever offends you the most!"
16th Aug '14 4:23:35 PM Lionheart0
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* Catch22Dilemma: There was '''''a lot''''' of debated on whether or not Prince Naveen should have been black. Up until 5 years later with Disney/BigHero6, there had never been a black male protagonist in a Disney film. Many felt that Disney missed an opportunity to actually have their first black male prince as well. On the other end of the spectrum you had viewers react positively to their being a mixed race couple. Not to mention that Naveen being black would've opened an entirely different [[UnfortunateImplications can of worms]] concerning his character. Naveen was created as a foil to Tiana by being a lazy bum looking to marry into money. Considering the negative racial connotations that would've been connected to the character if he were Black, this may have pissed viewers off more.
10th Mar '14 10:36:46 AM tyrekecorrea
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* OlderAndWiser: As a production company, Disney has learned a lot from their mistakes surrounding racism, specifically portrayals in ''Dumbo'' and ''Song of the South''. This time around, they were diligent.
10th Mar '14 10:20:58 AM tyrekecorrea
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* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: Zig-Zagged. The movie takes place in the Disney Animated Canon, so its outlook is brighter than the real world. However, Old South attitudes is still present, if gently handled: Tiana and her mother sit in the back of the trolley and clearly live in "that" part of town. Further, the realtors selling the sugar mill Tiana wants to buy are very condescending towards her in a combination of racism and sexism at the idea of a black woman running a restaurant. However, Big Daddy Le Bouf has no qualms eating at a black-owned diner, or with his daughter marrying a Latin(ish) royal. And Tiana's restaurant proudly serves and employs people of all races.

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* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: Zig-Zagged. The movie takes place in the Disney Animated Canon, so its outlook is brighter than the real world. However, Old South attitudes is are still present, if gently handled: Tiana and her mother sit in the back of the trolley and clearly live in "that" part of town. Further, the realtors selling the sugar mill Tiana wants to buy are very condescending towards her in a combination of racism and sexism at the idea of a black woman running a restaurant. However, Big Daddy Le Bouf has no qualms eating at a black-owned diner, or with his daughter marrying a Latin(ish) royal. And Tiana's restaurant proudly serves and employs people of all races.
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