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The Princess and the Frog is episode 315 focusing on the 2009 animated film of the same name as part of The Poddle Mercast miniseries on the films of Musker & Clements. Posted March 14, 2021.


Just when they thought they were out, Musker & Clements are called back in to helm 2009's The Princess and the Frog. After 7 years in directorial semi-retirement, John and Ron bring Disney animated films back to its musical roots in this historic fairytale starring Disney's first Black princess.

James III (Black Men Can’t Jump In Hollywood) joins this week to discuss the missteps, Keith David’s body of work, how cool Louis the jazz loving alligator is and more! [1]

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DAVID: Apparently New Orleans is [Lasseter's] favorite city. Did you know this?
GRIFFIN: I didn't, but it's— it's— it's frustratingly on brand.
DAVID: He loves to party!
GRIFFIN: Right, New Orleans is his favorite city in the same way Hawaiian is his favorite shirt. Ya know? I get it. I understand what you like about this city, John.
DAVID: I like frogs, and I like kissing, and they figure it out!
GRIFFIN: Let me just say, you, David, saying Mama Odie represents your outlook on life. Which is: you just need to calm down and find someone to kiss. Ray represents Ben's outlook on life which is: wouldn't it be cool if you wanted to fuck the moon?


  1. The Princess and the Frog on Audioboom. Retrieved March 14, 2021.