Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Princess and the Frog

We gave Brianna a Tiana Barbie for Christmas. She's the new Disney princess. Then we took the kids to see The Princess and the Frog the Sunday after Christmas. We also brought our younger babysitter, Shannon, with us to celebrate her birthday. Her big sister, Sarah, babysat Katie and Kevin for free to help with the cost of Shannon's ticket. I hope my girls love each other like that when they are teens.

The movie was better than I expected. It looked a little lame in the previews, but I knew the kids wanted to see it. The music was interesting and of course, the bad guy was all about magic and dead things, which seems to be a theme with Disney villains. At first I wondered why they didn't make the first black Disney princess be from Africa, but then I remembered that they already based the Lion King in Africa and probably didn't want to rehash that idea. But, if that's the case, why did they make the prince just another version of Aladdin? So, my prediction is that the next Disney princess will be from some place like Mexico or South America.

Oh, and on a funny side note, the first theater we went to was sold out for that show time. We ended up going home and then deciding to drive to a theater we'd never been to before south of here. But this time we called first to verify that they had plenty of tickets left.

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