What's up everyone?
Phew, I just made it, I didn't let a whole month go by before I updated, like I usually do.
Okay, I decided to update before The Princess And The Frog comes out to let you all in on the new featurettes, clips. I'm getting more and more excited about this movie, not just because it'll feature another dark-skinned and ethnic Disney princess (Kida...who I still think might be Black, Pocahontas, and Jasmine are the first three), but because it'll be Disney return to the glory of 2D animation. I remember the 90's, and I was SUCH a fan of Lion King, Beauty And The Beast, Aladdin, and the other movies that made Disney such an icon. Then the 2000's came....and Disney just went downhill after that. Anyone remember Home On The Range and Treasure Planet? Yeah, I didn't think so.
Pixar with their CGI is getting pretty tired too.
So anyway, hopefully this will bring Disney into another "Golden Age" like they had in the 30's, 40's, 50's, and the early 90's. We'll see. The next movie after The Princess And The Frog is Rapunzel, which will be in CGI, but hopefully the next one after that will be 2D.
Speaking of upcoming movies, I was thinking about it, and the next fairy tale I would LOVE for Disney to do after Rapunzel and The Bear And The Bow would be The Ugly Duckling. When I was a little girl, I didn't really have confidence in my looks. I wasn't tall or pretty like the other girls I grew up with, so I had low esteem. When I read The Ugly Duckling when I was in grade school after coming to America, it filled me with a lot of hope that some day, people would like me for my heart, my soul, and not care that my hair wasn't long and flowing.
So yeah, The Ugly Duckling would be a perfect addition to teach young girls of ALL ethnic backgrounds that beauty is in the inside, and with time, everyone will see the beauty of the heart, and not judge by looks alone.
Alrightie, a bit of Princess And The Frog news....
The Princess And The Frog has been nominated for 8 Annie Awards! You can read all about it here:[link]
Next up, as everyone knows, PATF was officially released in certain theaters in L.A. and New York City. There's plenty of reviews for it so far, but this one I liked the best...down to Earth and straight forward. You can read the review here:[link]
For those of you just a little impatient, you can check out some awesome new clips here:[link]
In early November, California had a premier of The Princess And The Frog, and you can see clips of the premier and the cast of the movie here:[link]
Before the premier, Anika Noni Rose, the voice of the adult Tiana, and Terrence Howard, who voices James, Tiana's father, gave some interview about how much the parts have impacted their lives, and you can their interviews here:
As I mentioned before, PATF was released on November 25th in L.A. and New York in certain theaters, and at the Disney Studio Lot they held a Disney Ultimate Experience for young boys and girls that included meeting the Disney Princesses and games and artst and crafts. You can catch a clip of that here:[link]
One of the best things about this movies is not just the story and the art, but the MUSIC too!
If you're impatient like me and want to hear the amazing songs, you can listen to them here:
Ma Belle Evangeline/Almost There: [link]
Friends On The Other Side: [link]
Dig A Little Deeper: [link]
I would watch this movie for the music alone, I swear!
Okay, when I saw this clip, I swear, it was one of the CUTEST things I've ever seen in my life!!
It's a clip froggy Tiana and Naveen dancing to Ray's song, Ma Belle Evangeline. God, what I would give to have a guy look at me like that, like Naveen looks at Tiana at the end of the song. *dreamy sigh* Oh well. Please take a look:[link]
Last weekend, the Disney Channel released a final Disney Top Secret Tours of the Princess And The Frog, and you can see it at Daytimesky2000's
Youtube Channel. My fave has to be the part with Mama Odie. I have a feeling she and Ray is SO going to steal the movie!
Okay, and last but not least, here is a new and last clip before the movie comes out. It's of Mama Odie and froggy Tiana and Naveen meeting for the first time. What else can you say about froggy Naveen and Tiana except....ADORABLE!
Check it out here:[link]
also has some great new stills and new articles and news on The Princess And The Frog, so please drop by there too!
Okay, on another note besides this movie, I wanted to give my heartfelt thanks to those who have been kind and mature enough to read my original story, Osiris Rising. I really appreciate it, from the bottom of my heart.
During my time here, I've met a lot of great people here, and made some amazing friends. Sadly, some of those friends have disappeared and stopped talking to me, but I don't take it personally....it's just life, and it happens. I just hope it wasn't anything I've said or done. Also, I was wondering if there was anyone out there who would like to do some fanart of Osiris Rising and The Dark Fires Of Cyphyrus, please let me know. I'm lacking in fanart in that department.
Well, that's about all with me. I hope everyone in America had a great Thanksgiving. I certainly did. I went to New York City and spent an amazing time with my dad, sister, brother, and had some AMAZING food.
Please take care all, and have a wonderful Christmas or Hanukkah too!