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Old 04-05-2013, 09:46 AM   #16
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Mulan - Asian cross-dresser
Snow White - Caucasion
Pocohantas - Indian
Tiana - African
Jasmine - Arab
Ariel - Part fish
Belle - Country gal with only one parent (she is my sweetheart, guess I'm a beast)
Cinderella - Orphan girl

I'd say that was a pretty diverse group of princesses.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:46 AM   #17
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For what its worth, my blonde haired daughter always chooses a black doll over a blonde haired one. I never understood that. As a matter of fact, when I told her she can pick out any Disney doll she wanted she picked Tiana. On another occassion we went to the 99 cent store and they had little doll cheerleaders, the white version and the black one. She picked the black one.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:48 AM   #18
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Mulan - Asian cross-dresser
Snow White - Caucasion
Pocohantas - Indian
Tiana - African
Jasmine - Arab
Ariel - Part fish
Belle - Country gal with only one parent (she is my sweetheart, guess I'm a beast)
Cinderella - Orphan girl

I'd say that was a pretty diverse group of princesses.
Lol that pretty much sums it up right there, although very minor you left off Princess Sophia who is Hispanic.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:49 AM   #19
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I don't think it's anything to do with the colour of her skin, as others here are saying it's probably because she is a much newer princess. She is my DD's favourite princess, she watches the Princess and the Frog at least once every day. We waited for over 2 hours to see her in MK last year as the line was closed right as we got to the front so we just waited for her next meet and greet. She made a terrible error though, she brought Prince Naveen with her and my DD took one look at him, rushed past Tiana and ran into his arms and said she was the 'new Tinana' (this is how my DD says her name) and 'old Tinana' could come home to Scotland with mummy!!!
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:49 AM   #20
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Movie was not a hit......

No one has a clue who she is




My African American friend who was with me at WDW wanted to know "who is the chick in the green dress"
I guess it depends on how you define "hit" - it was the number 1 animated movie the year of its release, grossed over $250 million worldwide, and was nominated for 3 Oscars. Sounds like a popular movie to me - maybe not in the realm of a Pixar movie or Tangled, but not a flop by any means. I guess Tiana has always been a popular princess in our house and became an instant 'classic' to us, but obviously not to all.
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Would you have felt bad for any other princess if their line was really short? You said your very own daughter wanted to go to the other lines. Is that a problem? Would you be upset if Tiana wasn't her favorite princess?
Zoo, I didn't write this post to start a riot. You are right, I probably wouldn't have felt bad if the others line was short....it was because we were in the short line so we noticed it more. Tiana is not my daughters favorite and I'm ok with that. I just wanted to get others views on why her line was so short.
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Lol that pretty much sums it up right there, although very minor you left off Princess Sophia who is Hispanic.
Merida's Scottish and a ginger. She'll officially be coronated July 11!
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Zoo, I didn't write this post to start a riot. You are right, I probably wouldn't have felt bad if the others line was short....it was because we was in the short line so we noticed it more. Tiana is not my daughters favorite and I'm ok with that. I just wanted to get others views on why her line was so short.
Just had to ask! I don't think you're racist. I ran into an old highschool classmate at Toys R Us and she was livid her DD picked another princess doll over Tiana. (They are AA.) It just upset me.

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Lol that pretty much sums it up right there, although very minor you left off Princess Sophia who is Hispanic.
I did not know this! We watch the show and I would have never come the conclusion that Sofia is Hispanic. I actually think this is rather sad as usually Disney go to extreme lengths to show their princesses cultures (just look at Brave you couldn't get anymore Scottish! ) but this is not apparent in anyway, she just seems like a very generic fairytale princess. Hopefully as the show continues this will get as much attention as every other princesses culture has.
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I guess it depends on how you define "hit" - it was the number 1 animated movie the year of its release, grossed over $250 million worldwide, and was nominated for 3 Oscars. Sounds like a popular movie to me - maybe not in the realm of a Pixar movie or Tangled, but not a flop by any means. I guess Tiana has always been a popular princess in our house and became an instant 'classic' to us, but obviously not to all.
True, and it is all relative. But I would argue that relative to other Disney movies it probably was not a hit:

In NA (only region where I have inflation adjusted numbers), Princess and the Frog grossed $112 Million, putting it around 37th all time for Disney animated films (again, basis is only NA inflation adjusted gross). Compare that to Lion King at $697 Million, Beauty & the Beast at $355 Million and Little Mermaid at $178 Million. No doubt a great move - I loved it especially the soundtrack! - but not very popular overall.

And I also don't believe there really has been any continuation of the franchise yet. I don't recall seeing any sequels, even direct to DVD.

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I did not know this! We watch the show and I would have never come the conclusion that Sofia is Hispanic. I actually think this is rather sad as usually Disney go to extreme lengths to show their princesses cultures (just look at Brave you couldn't get anymore Scottish! ) but this is not apparent in anyway, she just seems like a very generic fairytale princess. Hopefully as the show continues this will get as much attention as every other princesses culture has.
I only know this because of course it was a big deal in the media before it started, lol and I realized after I posted that I forgot Merida until I saw your picture.
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On The Dream I recall a single line for princess meet and greet. You would go down the row of princesses and get a photo with each one. There wasn't a line for each princess.
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:38 AM   #29
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I was on the Magic last month & there was a single line for all 5 princesses in the lobby. Everyone just went down the line & met all of them. Did they recently start doing separate lines?
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Would you have felt bad for any other princess if their line was really short? You said your very own daughter wanted to go to the other lines. Would you be upset if Tiana wasn't her favorite princess?
I dont have a daughter, but i would want her to at least want to stay in line to meet Tiana. Wouldn't matter if she was her favorite. I'm not the OP, but as a black man, these are things that we notice. I think I saw about 20 black people on my Dream cruise in Jan. We are already the minority on the ship, so those things are noticed. With that said, I have never felt uncomfortable and the diversity of the crew really helps that. Even though times are better, there's always that thought about not being viewed in a positive light. It will never stop me, but I'm not oblivious either. To the OP, I will say that sometimes things can be racially motivated subconsciously but not racist. Some kids just gravitate to what they're used to. They're used to Cinderella and the other princesses because some may look like mommy or just because they've been around longer.

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