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The Frog Prince (1988)

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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Jackson Hunsicker (screenplay)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aileen Quinn ... Princess Zora
John Paragon ... Frog Prince
Helen Hunt ... Henrietta
Clive Revill ... The King
Seagull Cohen Seagull Cohen ... Dulcey
Jeff Gerner Jeff Gerner ... Emissary (as Jeff Gurner)
Eli Gorenstein ... Cook
Shmuel Atzmon ... Baron Von Whobble
Aaron Kaplan Aaron Kaplan ... Page
Moshe Ish-Kassit ... Sleeping Guard (as Moshe Ish Cassit)
Rony Blitz Rony Blitz ... Advisor (as Roni Blitz)
Ya'acov Booch Ya'acov Booch ... Advisor
Yasha Einstein Yasha Einstein ... Advisor
Ya'akov Alperin Ya'akov Alperin ... Advisor (as Ya'akov Halperin)
Hahman Leor Hahman Leor ... Advisor


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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USA | Israel



Release Date:

1 June 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cannon Movie Tales: The Frog Prince See more »

Filming Locations:

Tel Aviv, Israel

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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 »


Princess Henrietta: [King William talks to Henrietta about the ball] I don't know what you're so worried about. Take one look at me and that will be that.
Dulcey: And what about Zora?
Princess Henrietta: [scoffs] Zora a princess? Please.
King William: Well, she's such a child. She tries so hard and... well, she does adore you. Don't you care about her feelings?
Dulcey: Yeah, don't you?
Princess Henrietta: [smashes mirror and yells] Zora, Zora, Zora! Why is everyone always thinking about Zora?
[the king looks shocked]
Princess Henrietta: [in a calm voice] Of course. I care how she feels. And don't worry, ...
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Charming and Heart Warming.
26 August 2005 | by victorville_tessSee all my reviews

This is a film I was introduced to by a friend who gave it to me as a Christmas present back in 1988. I have worn out three copies of the film since then sharing it with friends and family. This is one of the films I watch when I am feeling blue. And in spite of its flaws (weak dialog at times and almost saccharine lyrics) it is charming and warms the heart. For me the highlight of the film is John Paragon (probably best known as Jambi the Genie) in the role of the title character. His physicality brings the Frog Prince to life. His mixture of high energy, melancholy and sense of humor showcases this under-rated performer's talent. Aileen Quinn's performance as one of the princesses, is another example of her ability to shine in front of the camera. Every time she cries, I cry. And Helen Hunt as the mean sister is classic. You really want to hate her, but at the same time are feeling sorry that she doesn't understand what it means to "be a princess". Over all a very enjoyable film for children and adults alike.

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