Sheletta Brundidge: At last, our princess has come

  • Article by: SHELETTA BRUNDIDGE
  • Updated: December 12, 2009 - 6:01 PM

I just went to the movies and cried my eyes out. I'm talking about shoulders-humping-hot-tears-streaming-down-my-face-meeting-under-my-chin bawling. No, I wasn't watching "Precious," the story of an HIV-positive, illiterate, unwed mother of two who is assaulted by both her momma and her daddy. It was a cartoon that made me cry. I was at a preview screening of the new full-length animated feature "The Princess and The Frog." It features the voices of Hollywood A-listers Oprah Winfrey, Anika Noni Rose and Terrence Howard. Set in an animated New Orleans, the Disney movie tells the story of a beautiful African-American princess, Tiana.

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