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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tiana (voice)
... Prince Naveen (voice)
... Dr. Facilier (voice)
... Louis (voice)
... Charlotte La Bouff (voice)
... Ray (voice)
... Lawrence (voice)
... Mama Odie (voice)
... Eudora (voice)
... James (voice)
... 'Big Daddy' La Bouff (voice)
Elizabeth Dampier ... Young Tiana (voice)
Breanna Brooks ... Young Charlotte (voice)
... Reggie (voice)
... Darnell (voice)
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Storyline

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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Release Date:

11 December 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Frog Princess  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$105,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$786,190, 29 November 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$104,400,899, 1 April 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$267,045,765, 28 May 2011
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Trivia

This is the last film directed by John Musker and Ron Clements to receive a G rating before the MPAA got stricter 2 years later. See more »

Goofs

When Tiana first becomes a frog, she asks Naveen if he was a frog, who did she see dancing with Charlotte so she knows there is a "fake" Naveen. Yet when she sees the fake Naveen on the float with Charlotte, she feels Naveen has betrayed her and hops off. She should know that that is not really Naveen, especially as she is still a frog and Mama Odie told them that they would both change back when the spell was broken. See more »

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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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Referenced in Jeopardy!: 2010 Kids Week Game 1 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Down in New Orleans
Music and Lyrics by Randy Newman
Performed by Dr. John
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One of Disney's Best Films in a Long Time

Disney was at its best in the 90s. They came out with such great movies as Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. And then, they made bad movies like Home on the Range. Disney can make good movies, and they usually do. The Princess and the Frog is one of Disney's best movies. It has a great twist on a classic story, characters that made me care, and music that had me tapping my foot and wishing I was in New Orleans. The animation is so beautiful that I literally almost cried at the beginning of the film. Dr. Faciler is probably one of Disney's best villains. Keith David's voice is so creepy and fits perfect into the character. His song "Friends on the Other Side" is great and shows just how scary he can be. In most Disney movies, there are usually two or three songs that really stick with you. Every song in this movie was great. I still find myself humming "Down in New Orleans" everywhere I go. The bottom line is that Princess and the Frog is one of Disney's best and one of the best films of the year. The only question I can't answer is if it is better than Up. But if I have to answer, I'd say it's equal to it.


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