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A fairy tale set in Jazz Age-era New Orleans and centered on a young woman named Tiana and her fateful kiss with a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again.

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Tiana (voice)
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Prince Naveen (voice)
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Dr. Facilier (voice)
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Louis (voice)
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Ray (voice)
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Mama Odie (voice)
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Eudora (voice)
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Elizabeth Dampier ...
Young Tiana (voice)
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Young Charlotte (voice)
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Reggie (voice)
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Darnell (voice)
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A modern day retelling of the classic story The Frog Prince. The Princess and the Frog finds the lives of arrogant, carefree Prince Naveen and hardworking waitress Tiana crossing paths. Prince Naveen is transformed into a frog by a conniving voodoo magician and Tiana, following suit, upon kissing the amphibian royalty. With the help of a trumpet-playing alligator, a Cajun firefly, and an old blind lady who lives in a boat in a tree, Naveen and Tiana must race to break the spell and fulfill their dreams. Written by The Massie Twins

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frog | frog prince | amphibian | kiss | jazz | See more »


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Release Date:

11 December 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Frog Princess  »

Box Office

Budget:

$105,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,219,769 (UK) (5 February 2010)

Gross:

£10,996,094 (UK) (26 March 2010)
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This is the first 2-D animated Disney film for composer Randy Newman, who previously scored the Disney/Pixar films Toy Story (1995), A Bug's Life (1998), Toy Story 2 (1999), Monsters, Inc. (2001), and Cars (2006). Alan Menken and his new lyricist Glenn Slater were originally going to do the music for the film, but John Lasseter didn't want the public to feel that Disney was becoming repetitive, because Menken had been scoring another fairy tale film, Enchanted (2007). Newman had also previously done a jazz-inspired score for Turner's 2D animated film Cats Don't Dance (1997). See more »

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There are at least two references to "Bananas Foster," a dish wasn't introduced in 1951. See more »

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[first lines]
Eudora: [telling a story to Tiana and Charlotte] "Just at that moment, the ugly little frog looked up with his sad, round eyes and pleaded, 'Oh, please, dear princess! Only a kiss from you can break this terrible spell that was inflicted on me by a wicked witch!'"
Young Charlotte: [to Tiana] Here comes my favorite part.
Eudora: "And the beautiful princess was so moved by his desperate plea that she stooped down, picked up the slippery creature, leaned forward, raised him to her lips, and kissed that little frog."
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Down in New Orleans
Music and Lyrics by Randy Newman
Performed by Dr. John
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A Disney comeback for sure!!
12 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow. That's one word to sum up everything about this movie: Wow.

Since Emperor's New Groove, Disney slowly went downhill until it was nothing but low-quality crappy sequels and badly made CGI movies, not to mention nothing but teenybopper shows on the Disney Channel. As for Toon Disney, I think the people working there confused themselves with Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon; something that is not their style.

However, Michael Eisner got fired and Robert Iger took his place as CEO of the Disney company, promising to get Disney back to the way it was supposed to be. Since then, I noticed improvements with movies like Enchanted and Bolt, but not to the point where everything was good again all of a sudden. I guess Eisner had some projects already set in motion that couldn't be stopped. But that was all right, because movies were the most important, and they would eventually get everything right.

With The Princess in the Frog, what a movie to start another era out of the second Dark Age! This movie has EVERYTHING: great story, superb animation, great humor, excellent acting and singing, thought-provoking lessons to learn throughout the movie, the list goes on and on. I think it truly deserves its place as a true Disney classic. To top it all off, the newest Disney Princess, Tiana, has spunk, intelligence, and determinations. She is a great example for kids to look up to. She just needs to learn to relax once in a while, which Naveen teaches her. In return she teaches him that life isn't all parties and women.

Movies like this make me realize that I can't wait for Disney to come out with greater stuff in the future, like Rapunzel in 2010. I am really curious for the stuff they will do in the future. They have already done so much, but there's so much out there that they haven't done yet. It's also interesting to see them write original movies like they did with Lady and the Tramp, Enchanted, and Bolt. This movie definitely deserves a 10; it was that good. I totally recommend it for anyone.


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In light of recent Disney outings, this one feels underrated mstroupe
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