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The trailer for Disney’s The Princess and the Frog, which is a return to the 2D animation form for them. It’s also their first black princess, and knowing Disney’s track record with racism, I’m pretty wary about how they’re going to pull it off. But, it looks pretty and I’m glad that they’ve stopped their (non-Pixar) CGI animation for the time being.
Does it annoy anyone else that they feel the need, at the beginning of the trailer, to remind us of all the other animated movies they’ve made? We get it, you’re Disney! Is there anyone out there who actually forgot that Disney made The Little Mermaid or Beauty and the Beast? Nah.
I also wonder if this is a musical, like most of their other animated films. I’m assuming it is, as the Princess is voiced by Anika Noni Rose, she of Broadway and Dreamgirls fame (yeah, she can sing). And, speaking of the voice cast, Keith David voices the evil witch doctor, which should be terrifying (if you saw Coraline, where he plays the mysterious cat, you know that he has an interesting voice).
I’m definitely interested (and maybe a bit excited) to see this.
I told my mom that she could pick today’s Hottie McDottie, because it’s Mother’s Day. She picked Justin Chambers, who plays Dr. Alex Karev on Grey’s Anatomy, one of her favorite television shows. He was relatively unknown before Grey’s Anatomy, but he did appear in the films The Musketeer and The Wedding Planner. He also worked as a model prior to his acting career. Also, a tidbit that I doubt my mom knows, but am sure she would find interesting: he has a twin brother named Jason.
Why He’s More Than Just Eye Candy: My mom told me that she likes him because he is a dedicated family man, having five children with his wife Keisha Chambers. She also thinks that he is a great actor because he makes her love his character, Alex Karev, on Grey’s despite the fact that Alex can sometimes be a huge jerk. She says that the character has changed so distinctly on the show, and that he’s done a great job of portraying that change.
FIVE total pictures today, for my mom. And happy Mother’s Day!