My wife, KayEm, was thrilled when Disney announced that they would make a movie featuring an African-American princess.

I asked her why she was so happy about this movie’s release.

“I’ve watched Disney movies all of my life,” she said. “And this is the first time that the main character has looked like me. I’m happy that our daughter is able to see an African-American girl portrayed on-screen in a positive light.”

After the saw the film in the theater,she and my daughter, Nee, raved about it for weeks.

That is why I was so excited when Bazan PR offered me the opportunity to give away three “The Princess and the Frog” DVDs.

In case you’re unfamiliar with the movie, here is a brief synopsis:

Magic, music and romance are waiting around every corner of the legendary Big Easy as Disney’s newest princess sets out on an exciting adventure through a magical new world. Tiana (voiced by Anika Noni Rose) is a beautiful and hardworking young woman who is determined to fulfill her father’s dream of owning an elegant New Orleans supper club. When Naveen (Bruno Campos), a handsome prince arrives in town looking for romance, the evil Dr. Facilier (Keith David) hatches a nefarious plot and turns Naveen into a frog. A kiss from Tiana should return him to his true form, but in a hilarious twist on the classic story, she is instead transformed into a frog herself! The pair must travel into the heart of the mysterious Louisiana bayou with only a trumpet-playing alligator and a love-struck firefly as guides to find the priestess who can reverse the curse in order to find their “happily ever after.”

The single disc DVD comes with these exciting bonus features:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Audio Commentary by John Musker and Ron Clements (co-writers and directors) and Peter Del Vecho (producer)
  • Never Knew I Needed”- Music video by Ne-Yo
  • Games and Activities
  • What Do You See: Princess Portraits — A bayou-style quiz tests viewers’ knowledge of all of Disney’s beautiful princesses. Ray’s firefly family creates twinkling portraits of each princess and if the player correctly identifies her, they can enjoy a tongue-cheek mini re-telling of that character’s story.

“The Princess and the Frog” Single Disc DVD is priced at $29.99 (US) and $35.99 (Canada). The Blu-ray Disc is priced at $39.99 (US), and $44.99 (Canada) and the Blu-ray Combo Pack is priced at $44.99 (US) and $51.99 (Canada). STREET DATE: March 16, 2010.

To enter my contest, answer one or both of the following questions:

  • What is your favorite animated film and why?
  • What is your favorite thing about New Orleans and why (if you’ve never visited, explain what you would do/see if you could visit)?

Additional Entries:

  • Leave a comment on a non-contest post on Mocha Dad or on Making It Last Forever (2 extra entries for each comment)
  • Tweet the following message: I think @mochadad is awesome! He’s giving away 3 “The Princess and the Frog” DVDs. Enter here (1 extra entry for each tweet – 5 per day)
  • Answer this question: What is Mocha Dad’s dog’s name (you can find the answer on the blog)? (5 extra entries for the first correct answer)
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  • Join my Social Network (see registration instructions on top right column of blog – 5 extra entries)

Mocha Dad’s “The Princess and the Frog” DVD Contest ends Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. (CST), and is open to all Mocha Dad readers, subscribers, and/or fans in the continental U.S. and Canada. No purchase required. The winners will be chosen via and announced on Wednesday, March 17, 2010. You must leave your contact information to collect your prize. A representative from Bazan PR will conduct prize fulfillment.

Disclaimer: I received a review copy of the Princess and the Frog DVD

Stay Strong,