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Which is your favorite PatF character?
Princess Tiana 26%  26%  [ 43 ]
Prince Naveen 11%  11%  [ 18 ]
Dr. Facilier 20%  20%  [ 33 ]
Mama Odie 4%  4%  [ 7 ]
Eudora & James (Tiana's parents) 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Charlotte La Bouff 15%  15%  [ 24 ]
Eli "Big Daddy" La Bouff (Charlotte's father) 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Ray (the firefly) 9%  9%  [ 15 ]
Louis (the alligator) 12%  12%  [ 19 ]
Other (say which) 2%  2%  [ 3 ]
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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2020 4:38 pm 
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“Getting the chance to do Dr. Facilier was a dream because it’s a villain,” Bruce shared about a dream he had ever since he first watched Cruella DeVil. “I’d much rather animate the witch than Snow White… The villain is always the best hookup, so to speak, so animating a Disney villain on a feature was really fun to do.” Bruce was also instrumental in designing the villain in The Princess and the Frog. “When we first started approaching Dr. Facilier, I had a series of sketches that were just sort of an idea of what the directors were thinking of for the character… From an acting standpoint, when I got to really design the character, I started to think about Cab Calloway… I wanted him to have these really great suave moves about him. Keith David did an amazing vocal performance and I remember getting the video footage of his auditions, he had these really great facial expressions… I leaned into that.”
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Looking at pictures of Calloway right now, I can definitely see the inspiration. Yes, I would think any animator's dream would be a Disney villain. Although all characters can have their moments, like the stylized "Almost There" sequence or Ariel in POYW, but I'm sure those moments when you really get to let loose with a protagonist are much, much rarer than a villain, naturally. :P

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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2020 1:56 am 
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That's cool info. He's one of the best parts of The Princess and the Frog along with Charlotte.

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FUN TRIVIA: The Swedish voice of Naveen also voices Tony in the swedish of Live Action Lady and The Tramp


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A film called "Fish Out of Water" was pitched to Disney in the early '90s. It has some elements that are similar to The Princess and the Frog. I wonder if Disney was "inspired" by it in any way.

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Trying to pitch an animated movie with a Black lead character in the early 1990’s. “Fish Out of Water is a project that’s very dear to my heart because when I originally came up with the idea, it was right after When Harry Met Sally came out.” The story was set in the 1940’s about a Black girl who loves big band and wants to play jazz. “I wanted to do something that was set in that time period… I had written the idea and was trying to pitch it around town and people were like it’s a charming idea, but it’s hard because it's Black.”
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I wonder how many pitches at Disney--or otherwise--for animated films featuring Black casts that were turned down there have been over the years?

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I wonder how many pitches at Disney--or otherwise--for animated films featuring Black casts that were turned down there have been over the years?

The Disney ones we know about are Aida, Latfiya, The Song of Sundiata, The Spirit of New Orleans (Pixar), Mystic Bayou, and now Fish Out of Water.

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Sotiris wrote:
Latfiya, The Song of Sundiata,

Not to get off-topic, but what were these supposed to be about (hypothetically)? I remember reading about the others from info. you've posted on the forum over time.

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There's not a lot of info on them. Lafiya was about a girl and her adventures on the plains of Africa. Lafiya means "health," "security," or "well-being" in the Hausa language (a language spoken in West Africa). Elizabeth Hunter was hired to write the screenplay in 2003. The Song of Sundiata was a project developed by vis dev artist John Mahoney somewhere between 1998-2002. It was internally referred to as "the African project." It was based on the epic poem Epic of Sundiata that told the story of Prince Sundiata Keita, founder of the Mali Empire. You can find some concept art for it, here.

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Just from the synopsis on Wikipedia, I think it had a great deal of potential, with both the jealous step(? She was the first wife, so not exactly a stepmother, so not sure what to call her)mother and half-brother, as well as the sorcerer king. For some reason, the Sundiata Wikipedia page says The Lion King was a version of this epic? :?

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Sotiris wrote:
There's not a lot of info on them. Lafiya was about a girl and her adventures on the plains of Africa. Lafiya means "health," "security," or "well-being" in the Hausa language (a language spoken in West Africa). Elizabeth Hunter was hired to write the screenplay in 2003.


Sotiris pretty much listed all the available info for Lafiya! A few years ago when I was between jobs for a month, I started a blog, and I did a post with all the info I could find on Lafiya:
https://animationresearchavenue.blogspo ... afiya.html

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