The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is.
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
The animation backgrounds in the film are entirely digital, painted in Adobe Photoshop using Cintiq tablet displays. Some subtle use of textured 3-D animation from Autodesk Maya (for doors, blankets, automobiles, etc.) is also employed. 3-D models from Maya were also used to establish the perspective for complicated pieces of architecture, such as the La Bouffs' mansion and the St. Louis Cathedral. See more »
Tiana is left-handed, but sometimes uses her right hand for writing and kitchen work. For much of European and American history, society considered using the left hand to be sinful or unnatural, so "lefties" often felt compelled to use the right hand in polite company. See more »
[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!'"
Here comes my favorite part.
"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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Never Knew I Needed
Written and Performed by Ne-Yo
Produced by Chuck Harmony
Co-produced by Ne-Yo
Recorded by Maejor (as Bei Maejor)
Assisted by Chris Utley
Mixed by Kevin 'KD' Davis
Ne-Yo appears courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group See more »
Just astounding. The story was genuinely touching, the intense scenes jumped out at you, the humor was funny, the acting was excellent, and the music was the best soundtrack of any Disney movie since The Little Mermaid (A standing ovation for Randy Newman). There is also something about the 2D animation - it just has more personality and emotion than CGI. I just saw it tonight, and I am honestly floored.
Disney, for the last few years, has suffered from a lack of creativity. The movies have all been interchangeable with the same plot recycled. This one is different, new and really just the best animated picture I've seen in a long, long time. The applause in the theatre was very much earned.
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