At the beginning of Disney's 2009 animated feature film The Princess and the Frog there are several scenes that feature a troupe of musicians walking across the shot playing their instruments while wearing brightly colored clothing.
In one scene this troupe includes the lead villain.
In some cultures found in the region it is traditional to hold a similar procession as part of a funeral, as celebration of a person's life. Was this the case in this animated feature film, or was it just a random background scene?
Has this question ever been asked/answered in verifiable media, for example as part of a director's commentary, panel event or media spotlight?