Episode 32: People Takin' The Easy Way

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●     “Feature Film” – The Princess and the Frog  (2009)
Hardworking and ambitious, Tiana dreams of one day opening the finest restaurant in New Orleans. Her dream takes a slight detour when she meets Prince Naveen, who has been turned into an amphibian by evil Dr. Facilier. Mistaking her for a princess and hoping to break the spell, Naveen plants a kiss on poor Tiana -- thereby turning her into a frog as well. The pair hop along on an adventure through the bayous to seek the help of a powerful voodoo priestess.

○     Trivia

○     The first Disney movie to feature an African-American princess.

○     This is Disney's first 2-D film in which all of the voice actors do both the speaking and singing parts since, Beauty and the Beast (1991).

○     The animation style was influenced primarily by Lady and the Tramp (1955), for the city scenes, and Bambi (1942), for the bayou scenes. Those films were, in the directors' opinion, "the peak of animation in the classic Disney animation style."

○     This was supposed to spearhead a return to hand-drawn animation but subsequent research after the film's disappointing box office run indicated that audiences thought it was old-fashioned.

○     First Disney film since The Lion King (1994) to have more than one song be nominated for Best Original song at the Academy Awards. ( It Lost Best Animated Picture to UP)

○     For much of the film, Naveen calls Tiana "Princess" and later "Waitress", symbolizing his objectification of women as a whole. He doesn't call her by her real name until after the song 'Ma Belle Evangeline', when he starts to fall in love with her.

○     The last line of Dr. Facilier's Friends On the Other Side song is "You got what you wanted but you lost what you had", which is in direct contrast to Mama Odie's song about finding who you are and learning what you need; accentuating the evil side vs good side of voodoo. It means you may have gotten what you wanted but you lost what you already had that you needed.

●     Segment: News/Announcements  “The Newsies Banner”

○     There will be a new party, Oogie Boogie Bash, debuting in Disney California Adventure Park come September. It’s like Micky’s Halloween Party but with some major upgrades, especially in the villain department. The Nightmare Before Christmas-inspired event is jam-packed with wild rides, Oogie Boogie, and all his villain friends.

○     The Little Mermaid Live Musical will air on ABC on November 5. The production will star "Moana's" Auli'i Cravalho as Ariel and Queen Latifah as the evil sea witch Ursula.

●     Segment: This week in Disney history “Once Upon a Time”

○     August 8, 1942 - Bambi has its world Premiere in London and opens in the US 5 Days Later

○     August 9, 1969, Haunted Mansion has its Official Grand opening!

○     August 11, 2014 - Robin Williams Passed Away

●     Segment: Top 4 Ranking “Let’s get down to business”

○     Top 4 Disney Female Vocalists

○     1.  Lea Salonga

○     2.  Judy Kuhn

○     3.  Anika Noni Rose

○     4.  Susan Egan

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