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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 »

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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 »


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Annie and Dig'em
13 November 2017 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Cannon Movie Tales version of the Frog Prince fairy tale. As with the other Cannon Movie Tales I've seen, it's full of corny songs and "nice try" sets and costumes. It also has a slight story padded out to make a feature length film. But hey there's Annie herself, Aileen Quinn, and Helen Hunt before she was a star. Quinn's the lead as Princess Zamora, who befriends a prince who was cursed and turned into a frog man. In my head I called him Dig'em Frog, after the cereal mascot. Quinn does a decent job, although it's easy to see why her career didn't go anywhere. Hunt plays her sister Henrietta, who's a total bitch. Clive Revill offers nice support as the King. John Paragon (Jambi from Pee Wee's Playhouse) plays the Frog Prince (Dig'em). The frog makeup is pretty good for the limited budget, but perhaps it's a bit creepy for a kids film where the frog is a good guy. I could see this makeup being used in a horror movie. Anyway, this is one of the more enjoyable Cannon fairy tale movies I've seen. It's not great by any means but it is entertaining. For an adult, at least. Not sure how this would fly with kids. The frog might give them nightmares.

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