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?


Disney creates new Princess Line up; knocks Tiana, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan to the back

But sure let’s pretend the WoC princesses are least popular in spite of everything that indicates most of them being popular fan favorites, much more so than Aurora or Snow White?? And even if it were true, popularity of merchendise is manufactured in itself. Tired of people acting like certain princesses are associated as princesses more just by chance. It’s because they’re marketed that way! Think of how- even after Tiana came out- WoC princesses are tokenized in any princess merchendise.

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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.


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.


#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?

#Character Spotlight: Disney Christmas Icons - by petitetiaras & bibbitybobbitywho

TO CELEBRATE: the Holiday/Christmas season, petitetiaras and bibbitybobbitywho has created Tumblr icons of the Disney Princesses dressed in the festive, tacky red, green and white clothing that has become representative of snow, sweets and gifts under the tree. Though they deem they are for tumblr, I've seen plenty of LiveJournal users reduce the sizes to the appropriate 100x100 pixels and use them here.


Disney Recruits Fashion’s Biggest Names In New Film

FOR A MOMENT I I totally thought this was fan made, but apparently it's an official animation for Harrod's "Disney Princesses" or the 'Electric Holiday' showcase announced a couple months earlier during the summer.

DISNEY has teamed up with US department store Barneys to immortalise a host of fashion's key names through a cartoon film that will be broadcast in the shop from Wednesday, November 14.

The short, entitled Electric Holiday, follows Minnie Mouse as she dreams her way to Paris Fashion Week. Along her travels, she comes across a selection of the industry's most famous faces - including Lady Gaga, Alber Elbaz, Carine Roitfeld, Sarah Jessica Parker and Mario Sorrenti. The film will be played on repeat on LED tiles that cover the two-story ground floor façade, WWD reports.

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