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The Frog Prince (1986)

Children's musical based on Grimm's fairy tale of The Frog-King. A young girl learns how to be a good friend and princess with the help of a "tall frog."

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The King
Seagull Cohen ...
Dulcey
Jeff Gerner ...
Emissary (as Jeff Gurner)
Eli Gorenstein ...
Cook
Shmuel Atzmon ...
Baron Von Whobble
Aaron Kaplan ...
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Moshe Ish-Kassit ...
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Rony Blitz ...
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Ya'acov Booch ...
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Yasha Einstein ...
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Ya'akov Alperin ...
Advisor (as Ya'akov Halperin)
Hahman Leor ...
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Children's musical based on Grimm's fairy tale of The Frog-King. A young girl learns how to be a good friend and princess with the help of a "tall frog." Written by Lee Phangvivat <leep@grove.ufl.edu>

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Cannon Movie Tales:Lavish, Feature length new versions of the world's best loved storybook classics.


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Cannon Movie Tales: The Frog Prince  »

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Cannon Films reused many of same sets. For example the set for the princess's bedroom is the same as nursery from "Rumpelstiltskin" with the murals removed from the walls. See more »

Quotes

Princess Henrietta: What are you so worried about? I'm the one who's going to be crowned princess.
Dulcey: Well maybe you won't. Maybe Zora will get back.
Princess Henrietta: She's not coming back. She'll never find him - never.
Dulcey: [angry] Well I hope she does. Because you're cruel, Henrietta. You don't deserve it. I much rather be friends with Zora than you!
[Dulcey leaves]
Princess Henrietta: Good!
[Dulcey shuts the door behind her]
Princess Henrietta: [shouts angrily] When I'm princess, I'll remember that!
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Connections

Version of Grimm Masterpiece Theatre: The Frog Prince (1987) See more »

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Friendship
Written by Kenn Long
Performed by Aileen Quinn and Nick Curtis
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Not the original, but...
12 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

One problem faced by movie makers when adapting fairy tales to the screen is often the lack of material necessary to make a feature length film. "The Frog Prince" is an excellent example. The original Grimm story really doesn't contain enough plot to sustain a feature, so, here it has been rewritten as a modern morality play. A King is unsure which of his nieces is really a "true" princess. Finally the time arrives to choose one; the sweet, but immature Zora (Aileen Quinn) or the older, selfish Henrietta (Helen Hunt). Yes, Zora loses her golden ball, which is retrieved by a friendly frog (John Paragon) but the rest of the story deals with the efforts of Henrietta to win the title of princess for herself. Luckily the cast, including Clive Revill as the king, is very engaging, and the songs pleasant. But, except for the title, this is an attempt to make much out of very little. And only half the time it succeeds.


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