<p>Disney's <em>The Princess and the Frog </em>puts "a modern twist" on a classic tale, turning a beautiful black princess into an amphibian after she kisses a frog prince desperate to be human again. Then they go on a "hilarious adventure" through the "mystical bayous" of Louisiana. <a href="http://movies.nytimes.com/2009/11/25/movies/25frog.html?ref=movies">Manhola Dargis at the Times</a> writes, "Itâs not easy being green, the heroine of <em>The Princess and the Frog </em>discovers. But to judge from how this polished, hand-drawn movie addresses, or rather strenuously avoids, race, it is a lot more difficult to be black, particularly in a Disney animated feature... </p><p></p>"That finale, like the story itself, represents progress of a kind, I suppose, even if this princess spends an uncommonly long time splashing around as a frog. A frog whose green hue suggests that, if nothing else, Disney finally recognizes that every little girl, no matter her color, represents a new marketing opportunity."