Disney Fact Check: Davis Gibson vs. Official PATF Concept Art


David Gilson is a French Artist. In 2007, over being excited for Disney’s Black Princess, he created a plethora of wonderful artwork in anticipation.

Many of them created during earliest production in which the film was then titled The Frog Princess and the heroine was named Maddy the chambermaid. These works since have been passed around as if they were conceptual artwork during production. In part for being well done and existing a year prior to any real art released to the press and public.

As The Princess and The Frog hops towards five years since theatrical release, it it time to identify these great works of art as they are, fan art.

The right column showcases the beautiful pieces by Disney Artists. David Gilson’s fan artwork is used often when talking about natural hair for Tiana. Lorelay Bové, Sue Nichols, Chris Appelhans, Armand Baltazar and Kevin Gollaher have drawn natural hair in their concept art and unfortunately that aspect did not make it to realization.

David was contracted by Disney Publishing and Disney Consumer Products for Tangled in 2010. Hey, who knows maybe all the attention to his Tiana art landed him the job. We wish him the best in all his artistic endeavors! [SOURCE]

Exclusive First Look: Anika Noni Rose as Princess Tiana on 'Sofia the First'


In Princess Tiana's debut appearance on Disney Junior's Emmy-winning series Sofia the First (Dec. 12), Anika Noni Rose reprises her role from the feature film The Princess and the Frog. She helps Sofia and her new friend, Winter (Alyson Hannigan), a young faun who has been cursed by an Ice Witch (Phylicia Rashad), learn that a true gift comes from the heart. [SOURCE]

Transmogrification Central: People of Color and Disney's "Animal" Allusion/Fetish

When we're not including Lilo and Stitch, the last three Disney films that starred POC were the Emperor’s New Groove in 2000, Brother Bear in 2003 and Princess and the Frog in 2009. What did they have in common?


#Discussion: PATF's Concept art and the insinuation that being Stuck with Randy Newman, is bad.

“After seeing the concept art for Princess and the Frog, I think the movie was robbed of it’s potential. Especially, since Disney’s normal composer worked on Tangled but we got stuck with Randy Newman.”

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BuzzFeed: "Too Young to be Getting Married" - The Apparent ages of the Disney Princesses

From left to right: Jasmine from Aladdin (15), Pocahontas (18), Cinderella (19), Mulan (16), Tiana from The Princess and the Frog (19), Ariel from The Little Mermaid (16), Rapunzel from Tangled (18), Belle from Beauty and the Beast (17), Aurora from Sleeping Beauty (16), Snow White (14).
All ages found @Disney Wikia

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!Mod Post: Christmas Well-Wishes


To all whom celebrate it, Merry Christmas and in general, Happy Holidays.

New Orleans Bayou Bash back at Disneyland Park!

  • January 18 through 21, 2013
  • January 25 through 27, 2013
  • February 1 through 3, 2013
  • February 8 through 12, 2013

  • New Orleans Square in Disneyland Park

Jazzy Entertainment and Southern Food
  • During the Bayou Bash, New Orleans Square will be filled with vibrant excitement, jazzy music, street performers and stations that offer the sensational food of New Orleans — all presented with warm Southern hospitality!

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Disney licensing line-up for 2013

The Disney roadshow in Melbourne this month put 2013 in the spotlight with new films, new television shows, revitalised properties and big plans for beloved characters.

[..]The Disney Princesses will show off a sparkling new look from January and will kick off new consumer campaigns, the first of which is the Disney Princess Movie Festival for five weeks over February and March at Event, Greater Union and Village Cinemas showing: Cinderella, Pocahontas, Mulan, Princess & The Frog and Tangled. In July, Disney’s newest princess, Brave’s Merida, will have her official Princess coronation and the celebration of Ariel will take product and retail under the sea. [SOURCE]


DECEMBER 11TH, 2009 heralded the release of Disney's 49's animated feature, The Princess and Frog and introduced the world to Tiana of New Orleans. Here's to another anniversary and good memories from all your fans within the Disney Fandom.


#Character Spotlight: Mermaid Collection by FERNL @deviantArt.com

IF THERE'S ANYTHING DeciantART user FERNL loves to do, its re-imagine Disney characters as color coded mermaids --- obviously stemming from an adoration of 1989's The Little Mermaid. The following pieces below are a collection of Disney Heroes and Disney Heroines as the aforementioned.


#Discussion: "The Princess and the Frog: Meet the Parents" Sequel Idea --- Y/N?


“I want a well-animated Princess and the Frog sequel about Tiana meeting Naveen’s family in his home country (but no Charlotte please… no offense but I would want Tiana to have the spotlight to herself for a change)”

Gotta say, as content as I am with Princess and the Frog as a one-shot (because, oh lord, those awful DTDVD sequels), that would've been an interesting shortie to have seen put into production over something like Eugene and Rapunzel's marriage. What say you? N/Y?