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The Princess and the Frog (2009)

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A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.

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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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Lawrence (voice)
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Mama Odie (voice)
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Eudora (voice)
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James (voice)
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Elizabeth Dampier ...
Young Tiana (voice)
Breanna Brooks ...
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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11 December 2009 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$105,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$786,190 (USA) (27 November 2009)

Gross:

$104,374,107 (USA) (26 March 2010)
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Trivia

The Mama Odie character was inspired and patterned after the late famed New Orleans storyteller Coleen Salley, even down to the character's voice. Coleen consulted with the director several times, but never lived to see the completed movie. Her name is mentioned in the films credits. Coleen was known especially for the telling of the old Southern children's story "Epaminondas and His Auntie," and her own updated version entitled "Epossumondas." Mama Odie can even be heard saying a famous line from those stories, "You ain't got the sense you was born with!" Coleen passed away September 16, 2008 at the age of 79. See more »

Goofs

On Mardi Gras, as the riverboat carrying Tiana and Naveen approaches New Orleans, the moon is full. This is impossible. There are approximately 29 days between full moons. The date for Easter in Western Christianity is calculated as "the Sunday following the full Moon which falls on or after the equinox." Easter will always be at most 7 days after a full moon. Mardi Gras is 47 days before Easter, and will always occur 11 to 18 days after a full moon. Mardi Gras will fall within four days before or after a new moon. In 1926--the year in which the film is set--Mardi Gras is on February 16, the new moon is on February 12. 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."
Young Charlotte: ...
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Connections

Referenced in Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Tangled (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Down in New Orleans (Prologue)
Music and Lyrics by Randy Newman
Performed by Anika Noni Rose
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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. I totally recommend it for anyone.


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