Animation and Anime

The First Image From Disney’s PRINCESS AND THE FROG Appears Online!

Published at: Jan. 18, 2008, 3:30 a.m. CST

Hey, everyone. ”Moriarty” here. ... and it looks like a Disney film, oddly enough.




The image was taken from the Walt Disney Company’s Annual Report, which was just issued, and appeared online courtesy of the Blue Sky Disney blog, which is a good bookmark to add in general.


Drew McWeeny, Los Angeles

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  • Jan. 18, 2008, 3:34 a.m. CST

    First

    by redfist

    Again?

  • Jan. 18, 2008, 3:34 a.m. CST

    Disney is a dying whore

    by redfist

    Naked she sleeps on my floor.

  • Jan. 18, 2008, 3:54 a.m. CST

    Would anyone give a f**k about Disney...

    by MaxTheSilent

    ...if it wasn't for Pixar? Maybe for their awesome back-catalogue, but anything made after about 1992? Who gives a shit? Blew-Gay can have them.

  • Jan. 18, 2008, 3:57 a.m. CST

    You mean this:

    by Sovikos

  • Jan. 18, 2008, 3:57 a.m. CST

    You mean this:

    by Sovikos

    http://bp3.blogger.com/_-C_ejcKBFWo/R4tukiokkUI/AAAAAAAABnI/z7P5K_jZ6vw/s1600-h/TPATF.jpg

  • Jan. 18, 2008, 4:25 a.m. CST

    Equal opportunity Princess Syndrome

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    On the one hand, I think it's great that Disney Animation is emphasizing an African-American female lead. On the other hand, the cynical side of me says this is just Disney making more money by selling its Princess Syndrome mentality to a new ethnic demographic of impressionable girls. Sigh.

  • Jan. 18, 2008, 5:20 a.m. CST

    looks so old...is it another parody like enchanted?

    by couP

    because I didn't mind that and thought it was a fair enough route for them to take.

  • that image just plain sucks.

  • Jan. 18, 2008, 6:16 a.m. CST

    Romanticising monarchy.

    by Dingbatty

    It's only good to be the king in a monarchy. Sucks for everyone else, especially the piss boy.

  • Jan. 18, 2008, 6:44 a.m. CST

    Enough with the rollover ads!

    by brokentusk

    I'm sick of dragging my mouse over the screen to have some trailer I didn't ask for start to load. Really annoying. In fact, it's not effective advertising at all because I'm now considering NOT seeing any of the films that have these shitty adverts. Oh, nice picture.

  • Jan. 18, 2008, 7:57 a.m. CST

    Rapunzel

    by Gungan Slayer

    Whatever, yeah sure. Princess and the Frog will be neat. I'm glad Disney is going back to 2D traditional animation. But I think Rapunzel has more of my interest now, at least if it's being made they way they said they were doing a few years back.

  • Jan. 18, 2008, 8:14 a.m. CST

    Nice to see a Sistah as a Disney Babe

    by Osmosis Jones

    The dark-skinned Disney chicks are always the sexiest. Pocahontas, Jasmine, Esmeralda...[purrs]

  • Jan. 18, 2008, 8:27 a.m. CST

    sweet, but a tiny red x in a box?

    by Orionsangels

    Disney is getting weak. I assume that tiny x represents the princess trapped in a dungeon?

  • Jan. 18, 2008, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Aladdin....But with Black People

    by nastee_flembot

    Yah, you heard me well enough. Black Rich girl falls in love with poor street musician and she wants him but the parents protest. She sells her soul to the evil voodoo priestess who turns her into a frog and in the interim ,the princess has to have sex with a crocodile where they'll reuse footage from All Dogs Go to Heaven,even though its a Bluth film, and then more shit happens.

  • Jan. 18, 2008, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Har har har

    by beatleMatt

    Wake me when it's being made by Pixar.

  • Jan. 18, 2008, 9:39 a.m. CST

    she's pretty fly for a white guy

    by ArcadianDS

    This movie should be called "Medea's Castle" and should piss all over the grave of Flip Wilson.

  • Jan. 18, 2008, 9:47 a.m. CST

    A BLACK Princess?!?!?!?

    by googamooga

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! Disney gots some funny mother f-ers!!

  • Jan. 18, 2008, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Princess Got Back!

    by kdoc13

    It could be the way she is bending over the rail, or the way the dress is drawn, but why is it that the Black Princess has to have a big ass? Ah, the spirit of racist Disney lives on.

  • Jan. 18, 2008, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Could you host the image on AICN's server?

    by gruntybear

    Dammit. Because when you link to other sites, 9 times out of 10, the site either goes down, pulls the image or is unavailable through most work related net nanny systems. Please Harry, try to limit these "links" stories.

  • Jan. 18, 2008, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Can't be any worse than Home on the Range

    by Orionsangels

  • Jan. 18, 2008, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Balcony

    by Reznik

    The balcony is more crooked than a dogs hind leg... you'd think they would incorporate a ruler when drawing this stuff up. Or at least a sense of proper perspective... I thought Disney fired all of its 2D animators a couple years ago.

  • Jan. 18, 2008, 10:54 a.m. CST

    First image? We saw images MONTHS ago!

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    Back from some Disney shareholder meeting or something. They revealed a bunch of pictures when they were making a big deal about the first African-American "princess"

  • Jan. 18, 2008, 11:06 a.m. CST

    The Frog Princess: A John Lasseter Joint

    by kevinwillis.net

    It's a John Lasseter joint. At least, he's got his hand it, final approval, and is dictating the process (numerous story passes to get a tight, movie-worthy story) So, I'm betting it's a better film than anything that's come out of Disney Studio's since the days of The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, etc. Even Bolt might not suck, given Lasseter's input. We'll just have to see about that.

  • Jan. 18, 2008, 11:22 a.m. CST

    (cough cough)

    by loafroaster

    My post from the "Diary of the Dead Trailer" trailer 'exclusive' a few days back - So how long can Ain't It Cool get away with stealing three-day old empiremagazine.co.uk news? Seriously guys, the Bond casting news, the Deathly Hallows alleged split, and now this, all posted days before on Empire's site. I'll guess you'll post the Princess and the Frog first-look news in a day or so...

  • Jan. 18, 2008, 11:51 a.m. CST

    TOO ETHNIC ! !

    by Pound Sand

  • Jan. 18, 2008, 12:25 p.m. CST

    I love how the image screams *DISNEY*

    by performingmonkey

    Disney should NOT have forgotten who they were (well, they haven't forgotten the part about them being an evil corporation...I'm talking about the good things!) Not that there's much hope for the movie anyway.

  • Jan. 18, 2008, 1:03 p.m. CST

    THIS BETTER BE SET IN AFRICA

    by yungb

    Because no one is going to believe this is set in Europe.

  • Jan. 18, 2008, 1:14 p.m. CST

    ricarleite...

    by loafroaster

    "Bruce Willis and Stallone are the only ones who still believe Harry is some sort of underground internet god." - So true! It just goes to show how 'down with the kids' they are.. Honestly, it's frankly embarrassing the way Stallone bends over backwards to get overexposed on this site. Because hey kids, he really enjoys reaching out to the fans! It's not just to cover his back when Rambo tanks!

  • Jan. 18, 2008, 1:35 p.m. CST

    MORI: Alls i see is a red X. 've been seeing the red X instead o

    by George Newman

    I've been seeing the red X 4 out of 5 times for Mori's posts. Something's going wrong.

  • Jan. 18, 2008, 2:03 p.m. CST

    George Newman

    by ArcadianDS

    I'll buy that red X from you if you can make it appear over all of Massawyrm's reviews.

  • Jan. 18, 2008, 2:08 p.m. CST

    They should make the Prince a white dude

    by Han Cholo

    This way Disney can make interracial relationships cool because hey, it's Disney. Fuck this.

  • Jan. 18, 2008, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Dear Disney

    by Bagheera

    Thank you for appealing to the masses in their desire for the most boring animation known to man. Thank you for ignoring the cool concept art that you paid for and went rummaging in your vault of formulas. You're so good, Disney, you're so good.

  • Jan. 18, 2008, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Disney did interracial already in Pocahontas

    by Osmosis Jones

    Where Pokey got a white boy all hot and bothered.

  • Jan. 18, 2008, 3:34 p.m. CST

    This will be an interesting test.....

    by GibsonUSA

    This is the first truly dark skinned "Disney Princess" right?<BR> Poncahontas was...ehhhhh...darkER skinned.<BR> It'll be interesting to see how this goes overseas, especially in like Asia and stuff...

  • Jan. 18, 2008, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Why won't they release Song of the South?

    by Prossor

    you know the one where the black lead wasn't allowed to attend the premiere? ZIP A DEE DOO DAA!

  • Jan. 18, 2008, 6:21 p.m. CST

    brokentusk...

    by HillaryLovesMe

    Use Firefox, and look for the extension Ad-Block Plus. B)

  • Jan. 18, 2008, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Setting.

    by Venardhi

    The film takes place in the Jazz-era south. I believe she is a maid in a rich household and discovers some sort of magical world, not rich or a 'princess' herself(until the end).

  • Jan. 18, 2008, 9:43 p.m. CST

    Not ghetto enough

    by mistergreen

    not

  • Jan. 18, 2008, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Images

    by paburrows

    The image itself is new, but theres been consepts for this for almost a year now, so this is nothing new. <br> <br> http://www.animationnation.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=012150<br> <br> http://www.animationnation.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=012881

  • Jan. 18, 2008, 10:30 p.m. CST

    loved Emperor's new groove

    by Staldo

    Disney should just take all the projects they have in the pipe and make ridiculous comedies out of them. Emperor's new groove started out as this serious epic animated movie about the Incas or the Aztecs and look what it became. Either that or make Night on Bald Mountain into a 2 hour movie. That would be fucking terrifying.

  • Jan. 19, 2008, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Never before!

    by Rommel Catuncan

    and never agaaaain!

  • Jan. 20, 2008, 5:45 a.m. CST

    HillaryLovesMe

    by brokentusk

    Thanks! When I clicked on your talkback message I expected to read something along the lines of, "Here's an idea, don't roll your mouse over the ads!" Weird to actually get advice on how to solve a problem :)