The Princess and the Frog

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

First African American Disney princess is a good role model.

G 2009 97 minutes

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 163 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 139 reviews

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age 5+
The setting of New Orleans was amazing, and shared a lot about the culture there. The romantic interest being lighter than the female main character is very important, as in media, the vast majority of portrayed black relationships will have the female romantic interest as lighter than the male. The diverse cast of majority black characters meant that there were very few characters that served as negative black stereotypes. Naveen makes remarks about characters that can be considered fatphobic, but this is part of characterising him as a little obnoxious before his character growth. The voice acting was lovely. There was a visual joke with a homophobic punchline, but it would probably go over most kids' -- and inattentive viewers'-- heads. A main character dies, but it's sentimental and not graphic. Some scenes could be considered scary, regarding the voodoo.

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age 5+

More Joyful than Scary, great music & art

This movie is joyful and beautiful. It is scary yes but the reviews here are disproportionate in how they review other equally scary movies. raya & dragon is way scarier and more dystopian than this movie and the reviews here noting the death of one character disregard that almost every disney or pixar movie has a much more traumatic depiction in of a more gutting loss of parent or grandparent . The voodoo character is scary but this villain is not scarier than ursula in little mermaid . I wish we had more movies like this

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
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