The Princess and the Frog (2009)
Keith David: Dr. Facilier
Dr. Facilier : [during the illusion of Tiana's restaurant] Now, isn't this whole life better than hoppin' around a bayou for the rest of your life?
Tiana : Shadow Man.
Dr. Facilier : Gotta hand it to you, Tiana. When you dream, you dream big. Just look at this place! Gonna be the crown jewel of the Cresent City. And all you got to do, to make this reality Is hand over that little talisman of mine.
Tiana : No. This-this is not right.
Dr. Facilier : Come on, darlin'? Think of everything you sacrificed.
[as he shows her all the people who doubted her]
Dr. Facilier : Think of all those people who doubted you.
[shows her father]
Dr. Facilier : And don't forget your poor daddy. Now, that was one hard-working man... double, sometimes triple shifts. Never let know how bone-tired, beat he really was. Shame all that hard work didn't amount much more than a busted up, old gumbo-pot and a dream that never get off the back porch. But you... you can give your poor daddy everything he ever wanted. Come on, Tiana... You're almost there.
Tiana : My Daddy never did get what he wanted. But he had what he needed. He had love. He never lost sight o' what was really important.
[as she charges him, shaking the talisman]
Dr. Facilier : Easy with that! Careful!
Tiana : And neither will I.
[thows the talisman to ground]
[to his voodoo "friends", which resemble masks]
Dr. Facilier : Friends, I know I'm in hock to y'all pretty deep already, but it seems our little froggy prince lost his way. And I need your generous assistance getting him back.
[the heads glare]
Dr. Facilier : [laughs nervously] I hear you. Now, what's in it for you? Well, as soon as I dispose of "Big Daddy" La Bouff, then I'm gonna run this town. I'll have the entire city of New Orleans in the palm of my hand. And you'll have all the wayward souls your dark little hearts desire. You all love that, don't you? So, we got ourselves a deal?
[the heads contemplate for a moment, then release shadow spirits into the room]
Dr. Facilier : [laughs] NOW we're cookin'! We're gonna find ourselves a frog. Search everywhere, the bayou, the quarter... bring him to me alive. I need his heart pumping... for now.
Dr. Facilier : [appearing to read Prince Naveen's palm] Were I a betting man - and I'm not, I stay away from games of chance - I'd wager I'm in the company of visiting royalty.
Prince Naveen : [amazed] Lawrence, Lawrence! This remarkable gentleman has just read my palm!
Lawrence : [noticing the morning newspaper, which had a cover story about Naveen's visit, sticking out of Dr. Facilier's pocket] Or this morning's newspaper.
Dr. Facilier : Don't you disrespect me, little man! Don't you derogate, or deride! / You're in my world now, not your world, and I've got friends on the other side...
[ushers Naveen and Lawrence into his shop, from which murmurs are heard... ]
Dr. Facilier : That's an echo, gentlemen. Just a little somethin' we have here in Louisiana. Little "parlor trick," don't worry.
Dr. Facilier : Are you ready?
Dr. Facilier : Transformation central! Reformation central! Transmogrification central!
Dr. Facilier : Y'all should have taken my deal. Now you'll spend the rest of your life being a slimy little frog!
Tiana : I got news for you, Shadow Man: it's not slime... it's mucus!
[uses her tongue to get back the talisman and smashes it]
Dr. Facilier : No! How am I ever gonna pay back my debt?
[a trio of masks break out of some graves, chanting]
Dr. Facilier : Friends!
Masks : [smile malevolently] Are you ready?
Dr. Facilier : No! I'm not ready at all! In fact, I got lots more plans! This is just a minor setback in a major operation!
Dr. Facilier : [to Naveen, singing] Now you, young man, are from across the sea / come from two lines of royalty. I'm royal myself, on my mother's side... Your spirits are high, but your funds are low... / You need to marry a pretty honey whose daddy got some dough!... Mum and Dad cut you off, huh, pretty boy?
Prince Naveen : Sad, but true!
Dr. Facilier : Now you gotta get hitched. But hitching ties ya down. You just wanna be free, hop from place to place! But freedom takes GREEN...
[turns the cards into dollars]
Dr. Facilier : It's the green, it's the green, it's the green that you need / and in your future it's the green I see!
Dr. Facilier : Fun fact about voodoo, Larry: can't conjure a thing for myself.
Dr. Facilier : Shake my hand. Come on, boys, won't you shake a poor sinner's hand?
Dr. Facilier : The cards, the cards / The cards will tell / The past, present and the future as well / The cards, the cards / Just take three / Take a trip into your future with me.
Dr. Facilier : [to Lawrence, singing] On you, little man, I don't want to waste much time: you've been pushed around all your life / You've been pushed around by your mother, and your sister and your brother / And if you were married... you'd be pushed around by your wife!
Dr. Facilier : [his last lines] I promise I'll pay y'all back, I PROMISE...
[gets dragged into the jaws of a rapacious voodoo mask]