Princess Tiana and Prince Who???

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Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen

Remember the teaser for the first movie to have a black princess, “The Princess and the Frog“?  Well, people are stark raving mad over the fact that Princess Tiana ends up with a white-looking cat named Prince Naveen:

Disney’s first black princess, Princess Tiana – and the ‘white’ Prince Naveen

Move over Snow White. Make room for Disney’s first black princess.

With America’s first African-American president in the White House, Disney is counting on an African-American princess to be a big hit in Hollywood.

But even though The Princess and the Frog isn’t released until later this year, it is already stirring up controversy.

For while Princess Tiana and many in the cartoon cast are black – the prince is not.

Which has led some critics to complain that Disney has ducked the opportunity for a fairytale ending for a black prince and princess.

While some have hailed Disney’s decision as a reflection of melting pot America, others say the company is sending out a mixed message.

Although the black princess’s love interest in the new animated musical is called Prince Naveen of Maldonia and is voiced by a Brazilian actor, he looks more white than black in photographs from the film that Disney have released.

Even though she ends up with a somewhat white fella, is having the first black princess progress enough?

…or is this just some straight up bullsh*t??

More images from the movie below.

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  • Hannibal

  • too damn bad...

    haha…the new world order!!!

  • Hannibal


  • White Devil

    If they had a black prince they would have had to show him beating her up to make it realistic. (Kidding)

  • Angee

    I think this shows some progress, but I think the Prince should be a brother, or at least look like one! Just me!

  • BritChick

    hmmmmm..ok..i have to think about that one

  • Apoc87

    He’s light skinned-ded.

  • Whut??

    A Black Prince would never marry a Black woman. Do Black men even marry Black women anymore??? Disney is keeping it real.

  • http://bossip tiababy09

    LOL @ “Apoc87”.

  • Christy

    OF course they can’t have a Black Prince. Then it would be a Black fairytale.. And that’s only allowed during Black history month.. Yall should get a sound bite of that jive talkin cricket.. Reminds me of the frog from Dumbo?.. Disney is the BEAST!

  • m tizzy

    What son cant be light skinned or spanish?

    People complain about everything….How about its showing love can happen between any race?

  • pm

    If that was a white princess with a black prince. black females would be a march on washington.

  • What the...

    Well I don’t know about all that but there a gang of Naveen’s in the Indian community…my question if he sounded like John Witherspoon, would it matter then?

  • PlusDivaon Deck

    A Black Prince would never marry a Black woman. Do Black men even marry Black women anymore??? Disney is keeping it real.

    well c what happened was….

  • PlusDivaon Deck

    I think the concept is great…

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