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
Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker
Cast: Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos, Jennifer Cody, Keith David
Running Time: 1 hr 35 mins
Due Out: March 16, 2010
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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,
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
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.
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