THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG Comic Con 2009
During the Comic Con 2009 panel for THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG we got a chance to take a look at one of the musical numbers from the movie, which is not only really great, but reminded me so much of my childhood’s Disney movies. They haven’t lost their touch, that’s for sure.
Here are some of the highlights from the panel:
– The Princess and the Frog is a 4 years in the making return to the classic 2-D fairytale. It is an American fairytale, set up in New Orleans in the 1920s. It also marks the return of the Disney animated musical.
– Anika Noni Rose, who was in HBO’s The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency is the voice of Princess Tiana.
– Prince Naveen is voiced by Bruno Campos.
– The evil voodoo magician that turns Prince Naveen into a frog is voiced by Keith David.
– The movie also features a Cajun firefly named Ray voiced by Jim Cummings. One of the clips we saw featured him, and yes it’s as funny as it sounds.
– We also meet Louis (voiced by Michael-Leon Wooley), an alligator who loves to play Jazz. He is the one who tells Tiana and Naveen about Mama Odi (voiced by Jenifer Lewis) a voodoo priestess that can help them.
– There are 7 original songs by Randy Newman in the movie.
The Princess and the Frog comes out to theaters on December 11, 2009.