Disney recently announced its first black princess, Maddy, who will star in "The Frog Princess," expected to open in 2009.
Princess: Is it important for kids to have favorite characters that look like they do?
So far, Disney has created 8 princesses (although "princess" is a loose term):
- Snow White
- Aurora, from Sleeping Beauty
- Briar Rose, from "Beauty and the Beast"
- Ariel, from "The Little Mermaid"
- Jasmine, from "Aladdin"
- and Mulan.
Ariel's the current fave at my house, with Jasmine running a close second. (I just have to grit my teeth and get through this princess phase!)
Do you think it's important for princess-loving little girls to have heroines that look like them?