Monday, March 16, 2009

Multicultural Fairy Tales

My Children's Lit students at MSCD usually think that the Disney versions of fairy tales are the originals. They often even think that Disney made up the stories--wrote them himself, as it were. As much as this makes me sigh, roll up my sleeves, and get to the serious educatin,' there's not a whole lot I can do about it unfortunately. Except teach about fairy tales whenever I can.

So good for Disney--it's 2009 and they have finally animated a Black princess. Why it took them so long? Who knows. But she's coming soon, her name is Maddy, and she's from New Orleans, and the film will be the Frog Prince fairy tale. I think the film itself is called the Frog Princess. ~Jenn

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