Friday, March 09, 2007

Frog Princess Officially Announced

John Lasseter has unveiled the 2009 release from Walt Disney Feature Animation, The Frog Princess. As reported here in November of last year, the heroine of the film is to be Disney's first African American protagonist. Her name is Maddy and she's going to be a real money spinner for the company and their Disney Princess merchandising machine.

We also told you that Randy Newman was composing the music and Dr. John would be playing and singing on the songs, and at least the first half of that was repeated in the press release also.

Musker and Clements are directing and their previous Disney successes The Little Mermaid, Hercules and Aladdin seem to be the jumping off point for the approach here. I'm hopeful that this is going to come out rather wonderfully, and so, it seems is Lasseter.

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