Loyal readers will remember Mlawski’s post from a few months back about the brouhaha surrounding Disney’s upcoming Princess and the Frog. Well, there’s a teaser trailer now.
So far I’m not seeing anything offensive to African Americans, although I guess the firefly character might end up being pretty DEEPLY offensive to Cajun people. Anyway, it’ll be fun to see how it pans out. Stay tuned for further developments.
I find the animation style more interesting than any of the political correctness issues. This is, after all, the first traditionally animated Disney movie since they claimed to have gotten out of the game following 2004’s Home on the Range. It seems to me like they’ve made a conscious effort to play up the kind of thing that 2D animation does better than CGI. I’m thinking particularly of the close-up shot of the frog where its lips distort into an enormous pucker. That would look weird as heck in CGI, am I right? (The Incredibles’ Elastigirl was very much a special effect). But in 2D animation, it blends right in.