Roger Friedman: "'The Princess and the Frog' was a disappointment, insiders say. Even though it was nominated for an Oscar and got pretty good reviews, 'P & F' is considered a bust in Toon Town. According to sources, several things hurt the movie. Not the least of which was the word 'Princess' in the title. 'It scared off the little boys. Only girls wanted to see it,' says an observer."
Wait. What? If a title can scare away boys, how did "Cinderella, "Snow White," "Little Mermaid," and "Pocahontes" ever succeed? The Disney princesses are a huge business. Who doesn't want to celebrate their birthday at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique?
No, I really don't think the movie failed because it was too girl-centric.