After much ado, Disney's "The Princess and the Frog" opens Nov. 25 in select cities. The film will be the first Disney production to feature a black heroine. While much of the viewing public is excited that an African American will be added to Disney's multicultural list of leading ladies, which includes Mulan, Pocahontas and Esmeralda, others have lambasted the film long before its November release.
So, what do naysayers have against "The Princess and the Frog?" The main objections are that Tiana, the film's protagonist, spends much of the film as a frog rather than as a black woman; the prince is not African American; and the film's portrayal of voodoo.