We have yet to actually see “The Princess and the Frog” but Lilina is already IN!!
I picked her up a little Golden Book of the movie at the Publix, and she wants to hear it constantly! My biggest problem with the book is that it gives away the ending so I don’t want Rose to read it yet. (She admitted to just flipping through the illustrations.)
We’re planning to take the kids to see the movie this week and Rose is so excited about it. (Walsh — not so much!) Even our babysitter is excited to see the movie and didn’t want to read the book as not to ruin the ending.
Lilina is constantly dressed up in different “princess” outfits. She was two princesses for Halloween – Cinderella and Snow White. She went to the elementary school in the fall dressed as Sleeping Beauty and all the teachers and the principal just adored it. (They all said how they remembered when their little girls did the same thing and how it passes so quickly.) Rose was the same way – parade of dresses throughout the day.
I have a relative who is very anti-princess. She thinks they are bad examples for little girls. I guess it’s the whole being rescued thing. She was completely offended that I let them watch the movies, play with the dolls and wear the outfits.
My only problem with the movies in general is that I think they are too scary for the little girls that just want to see the princesses. The dragon at the end of “Sleeping Beauty” still scares me, “Snow White “is scary all the way through. I don’t think Rose has ever made it all the way through “The Little Mermaid” or “Aladdin.”
I ran across the slide show on Time magazine last week all about different Disney movies controversies – including complaints about “The Princess and the Frog,” “Song of the South” and “Dumbo” for race issues.
So where do you stand on the princesses? Are you pro-princess?
Have you seen “The Princess and the Frog” yet? What did you think? Is it worthy of the Disney princess pantheon? Did you see anything controversial in the film?