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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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Ron Clements (story by), John Musker (story by) | 6 more credits »
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anika Noni Rose ... Tiana (voice)
Bruno Campos ... Prince Naveen (voice)
Keith David ... Dr. Facilier (voice)
Michael-Leon Wooley ... Louis (voice)
Jennifer Cody ... Charlotte La Bouff (voice)
Jim Cummings ... Ray (voice)
Peter Bartlett ... Lawrence (voice)
Jenifer Lewis ... Mama Odie (voice)
Oprah Winfrey ... Eudora (voice)
Terrence Howard ... James (voice)
John Goodman ... 'Big Daddy' La Bouff (voice)
Elizabeth Dampier Elizabeth Dampier ... Young Tiana (voice)
Breanna Brooks Breanna Brooks ... Young Charlotte (voice)
Ritchie Montgomery ... Reggie (voice)
Don Hall ... 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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G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

11 December 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Frog Princess See more »

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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The hunters in the bayou represent Lennie and George, one being big and slow and one being skinny and uptight, from John Steinbeck's novel "Of Mice and Men." See more »

Goofs

During the song "Friends on the other side" Dr Facilier spreads the cards from right to left. After a cut to Prince Naveen's face the cards have switched directions as if spread from left to right allowing him to flip them over the way he did. See more »

Quotes

[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

References The Jungle Book (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Cajun Love Song
Written by Leon Russell
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User Reviews

 
One of Disney's Best Films in a Long Time
12 December 2009 | by TheEverydayGeekSee all my reviews

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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