Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Beloved & The Princess and the Frog

If you're well educated in your Disney princesses, you'll be familiar with Tiana, the princess from Louisiana. She's from the pretty recent Disney movie "The Princess and the Frog" in which a frog, who ends up being Prince Naveen, kisses Tiana, a small waitress from New Orleans. She turns into a frog, and the two go on an excursion to turn them back into humans. They go to the Bayou and meet Mama Odie, who is supposed to help them turn back. Instead, she tells them that the only way they can become human again is to "dig a little deeper" and find their true selves/ love themselves. This reminded me of the scene with the clearing in Beloved. Mama Odie reminded me of Baby Suggs in her song, especially with digging deeper and finding your true self. I thought I would share the song that she sings to Tiana and Naveen called "Dig a Little Deeper." It's fun and she reminds me of Baby Suggs uniting everyone at the Clearing.

1 comment:

Iris Mire said...

I'm really glad that someone brought this up. I have this mental picture of Baby Suggs and she is literally just Mama Odie with less shiny clothing.