The Princess and the Frog

The Princess and the Frog

The Princess and the Frog

The writer-director duo behind The Little Mermaid and Aladdin are back with another sumptuous animated fantasy tale. This one’s based on a fairy tale/novel by E.D. Baker, and is Disney’s first traditional 2D film since 2004. The setting is New Orleans in the 1920s jazz era. Tiana is a waitress at the very bottom of the social ladder until her life is changed by a talking frog. The leggy character in question turns out to be Prince Naveen, labouring under a spell cast by the evil Dr. Facilier. Together they begin a quest to get the spell reversed…

Big name voices include Oprah Winfrey and John Goodman, while Pixar’s usual go-to guy Randy Newman provides the music.

2009Rating: G97 minsUSAWalt Disney Animation
AnimatedKids & FamilyFantasy

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The Princess and the Frog / Reviews

Variety

Variety

This cheeky update of a classic fairy tale boasts almost as many talking points as merchandising opportunities.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

In an amazing year for animation, The Princess and the Frog is up at the top. Go on, give it a big kiss.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Marks Disney's rediscovery of a strong narrative loaded with vibrant characters and mind-bending, hilarious situations.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

The animation, sparkling and graceful, also ranks as the studio's best traditional work in ages.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

The Princess and the Frog inspires memories of Disney's Golden Age it doesn't quite live up to, as I've said, but it's spritely and high-spirited, and will allow kids to enjoy it without visually assaulting them.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Delightful, lively family fun.

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Newshub

Newshub

This is a return to old school hand-drawn animation for Disney, and it's proven already an excellent move for the House of Mouse with a film well-received overseas by critics and the box office alike.

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