10 items from 2010
This is the review of The Princess and the Frog, directed by John Musker and Ron Clements, starring Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos, Jennifer Cody, Jim Cummings, Keith David, Michael-Leon Wooley and Peter Bartlett. The Princess and the Frog, the latest offering from the Disney studios, is set in the French Quarter of New Orleans during the ‘Jazz Age’ and don’t you know it from the opening sequence to the closing credits, with bustling Mardi Gras scenery and new, but somewhat familiar, sounding show tunes as the film is scored by Disney stalwart Randy Newman. »
- Natalie Peck
The first traditionally animated feature film from Disney since 2002's Home on the Range (and more importantly to little girls, the first to feature a new Disney princess since 1998's Mulan), The Princess and the Frog is a well crafted return to this cherished form of animation. While the film has its flaws and isn't playing on the same level of Beauty and the Beast or Sleeping Beauty, it's a step above more recent Disney 'toons like Hercules or Tarzan.
Co-directed and written by Ron Clements and John Musker, the same duo behind the better realized The Little Mermaid and the lesser Treasure Planet, you can tell that more careful consideration of creative planning went into Princess and the Frog than the animated Disney films from the latter half of the 1990s and early 2000s. While the Disney think tank was careful to not venture too far from the ingredients »
- Patrick Sauriol
Running Time: 1 hr 35 mins
Due Out: March 16, 2010
Buy On Amazon: The Princess and The Frog
Plot: A young woman in New Orleans works hard to attain her dream of owning a restaurant. Unfortunately, she gets sidetracked by a layabout Prince in the form of a frog. Soon they’re looking for a way to turn back human with a horn-playing gator and a lovelorn firefly.
Who’S It For? The whole family. No, I’m not a Disney salesman.
If I had to pick just one character as my favorite in this animated film, I’m going to cheat. I’m picking New Orleans. It’s the perfect setting for this tale of hard work and potential love. This has “classic Disney” written all over it, »
- Jeff Bayer
For a while now, Pixar has been doing most of the heavy lifting for Disney's animated film department. Apart from distributing Hayao Miyazaki's occasional masterpiece, Disney has little stock left in the hand-drawn animation department, though they seem out to remedy that unfortunate trend with their recent feature The Princess and the Frog. It might not be the cure they wanted, but it will definitely be considered a solid strike towards the direction of getting their once revered house of mouse back in the hand-drawn animation biz. To its credit, The Princess and the Frog does a lot to recreate that magic Disney was once known for around the world (would anyone have cared about the Disneyworld resorts were it not for that sense of whimsy?). It has a few inspired musical numbers, a majority of wonderfully animated scenes against terrific backdrops true to the story's bayou setting, and »
- Lex Walker
Chicago – Once the Walt Disney company confers the title of “Princess” upon one of their characters, in pop culture they live forever. Tiana is the latest title holder, and she is voiced by Anika Noni Rose in “The Princess and the Frog,” now on DVD.
Princess Tiana is an breakthrough, of course, because she is the first African-American princess in Disney animation history. The story is the classic girl meets frog, girl kisses frog, frog turns into a prince but with a spicy twist. Tiana is a girl growing up in early 20th century New Orleans, a town with a melting pot of Cajun, French, Creole, European and African American.
Her family is poor but proud, and Tiana is working several jobs to save for her dream of opening a New Orleans restaurant. Her fate changes with visiting Prince Naveen (voice of Bruno Campos), who gets mixed up with the »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Walt Disney's The Princess and the Frog marks the Studio's return to hand-drawn animation from the revered team of John Musker and Ron Clements, with music by Oscar-winning composer Randy Newman. An animated comedy set in the great city of New Orleans, this modern twist on a classic tale features a beautiful girl named Tiana (Anika Noni Rose), a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again, and a fateful kiss that leads them both on a hilarious adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana. A new classic in the realm of Disney's famed animation, the film is being released this Tuesday, March 16th in three different formats. It will be available on DVD, Blu-ray, and in a three-disc set that contains the DVD, Blu-ray, and a Digital Download Disc for use on your personal entertainment device.
We recently caught up with John Musker »
Up was the toast of the 37th Annual Annie Awards on Saturday as the Pixar hit was named the Best Animated Film.
The Oscar-nominated film saw off competition from Coraline, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Secret of Kells as it landed the top prize at the Los Angeles ceremony, which recognises the best animated movies.
Disney's hand-drawn family film The Princess and the Frog was also a big winner, landing three awards for Best Animated Effects, Best Character Animation in a Feature and Best Voiceacting in a Feature for Jennifer Cody, who plays Charlotte.
Kung Fu Panda may have knocked out Wall-e at last year’s Annie Awards, but Pixar got its revenge Saturday night with Up taking the top two awards, for Best Animated Feature and Directing in a Feature Production for Pete Docter.
However, Henry Selick’s Coraline and Disney’s The Princess and The Frog (both of which this writer liked more than Up - hate if you must) topped Up’s total, taking home three Annies each. And the most deserved award of all? In my opinion it’s certainly Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach for Writing in a Feature Production for the wildly witty Fantastic Mr. Fox.
And Up, of course, is up for an impressive two-fer when the Oscars are handed out March 7, being nominated for both Best Picture and Best Animated Picture (only the second animated movie to score a Best Picture nod, after Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. »
- Keith Demko
Critically-Acclaimed Animated Feature Premieres March 16, 2010
on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD
Megan Lehar’s Princess and the Frog review
Burbank, Calif., January 26, 2010 – Tiana, the ninth and newest enchanting addition to the legendary lineage of Disney Princesses, makes her home entertainment debut in a rollicking Big Easy-style fairy tale when The Princess and the Frog arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on March 16, 2010 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.
A timeless heroine in the tradition of Snow White, Ariel, Jasmine and the rest of the beloved royal sisterhood, Tiana comes to life with classic hand-drawn Disney animation from the revered team of John Musker and Ron Clements (Aladdin, The Little Mermaid) and a jazz-infused musical score from Academy Award® winning composer Randy Newman (Best Original Song, Monsters, Inc., 2001). A royal procession of exclusive bonus features, including games and specially- created featurettes, take viewers on a »
- Jeff Bayer
Tiana, the ninth and newest enchanting addition to the legendary lineage of Disney Princesses, makes her home entertainment debut in a rollicking Big Easy-style fairy tale when The Princess and the Frog arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on March 16, 2010 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.
A timeless heroine in the tradition of Snow White, Ariel, Jasmine and the rest of the beloved royal sisterhood, Tiana comes to life with classic hand-drawn Disney animation from the revered team of John Musker and Ron Clements (Aladdin, The Little Mermaid) and a jazz-infused musical score from Academy Award® winning composer Randy Newman (Best Original Song, Monsters, Inc., 2001). A royal procession of exclusive bonus features, including games and specially-created featurettes, take viewers on a once-in-a-lifetime tour of the storied French Quarter of New Orleans and into the magic-steeped bayou for hours of can’t-miss family entertainment.
The Princess and the Frog transports audiences to glorious, »
10 items from 2010
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners