Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Over Christmas, I found myself watching, and dammit really enjoying Disney's Enchanted. I loved the old school animation at the beginning, seeing brand new characters drawn in that gorgeous and familiar 2D Disney style, especially redhead cutie Giselle. I've always had a soft spot for Disney princesses, partly because I grew up loving Disney animation, as so many did and also because I've always liked looking at pretty girls. So when the film's action zipped to present day New York, with real live people, I have to say I was a bit disappointed that this part was over, the sparkle and volume giving way to normal old reality.
But today I came across the news that this year Disney are releasing a new hand drawn 2D animation called The Princess and the Frog, it's going to be a proper fairytale, just like the classics, a new spin on The Frog Prince with Broadway-style songs, set in the jazz fueled New Orleans of the 1920s. It seems timed to perfection, what with Obama taking the reins, as it's got Disney's first black princess, called Tiana, as well as a lovesick Cajun firefly, a voodoo curse, John Goodman and a spoiled brat rival for the heroine. So now I can look forward to some of that retro Disney fuzziness. Yesss!