Disney Movies & Facts

The film was originally titled “The Frog Princess”. Disney changed several key elements to the film after receiving numerous complaints of racial insensitivity. Besides re-titling the picture to avoid the implication that the first African-American Disney princess was somehow ugly or animal, the lead character’s name changed from Maddy to Tiana since “Maddy” sounded too much like “Mammy”. A subplot about her working as a maid was also dropped to avoid negative stereotypes.

The film was originally titled “The Frog Princess”. Disney changed several key elements to the film after receiving numerous complaints of racial insensitivity. Besides re-titling the picture to avoid the implication that the first African-American Disney princess was somehow ugly or animal, the lead character’s name changed from Maddy to Tiana since “Maddy” sounded too much like “Mammy”. A subplot about her working as a maid was also dropped to avoid negative stereotypes.

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