THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG Movie Review
The Princess and the Frog, one of our must see movies of 2009, will be released to theaters on Friday December 10 2009. The movie stars the voices of Anika Noni Rose, Keith David, Jenifer Lewis, Terrence Howard, John Goodman, Oprah Winfrey, Jim Cummings. If you are planning to go see the movie, here are a few reviews from around the web to help you make up your mind.
Disney has always set the standard for animation – so The Princess and the Frog arrives not just as a new animated feature, but as part of a lengthy heritage that goes all the way back to Snow White.
Still, this is Disney’s first hand-drawn musical in five years, after the unmemorable Home on the Range. Will an old-school animated film beguile digital-age tots? Read More
The Washington Times
Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog” marks the revitalization of the studio’s 2-D animation arm and the premiere of its first black princess. How much you appreciate the film will likely depend on the weight you place on each of these factors and how much you expect the film to accomplish as a result.
Are you seeking mere entertainment? If so, Disney delivers likable characters, a decent story arc, lively song and dance, and some breathtakingly beautiful visuals. But if you’re expecting a searching exploration of racial issues or a total revision of the prototypical Disney princess tale, you’ll find a film that almost seems afraid of breaking too much new ground. Read More
Big Picture Big Sound
It’s been a long time since Disney had an animated hit without the name “Pixar” attached to it, but that could change with the release of “The Princess and the Frog,” a delightful throwback to the old-school, hand-drawn classics. What’s interesting is that the studio has returned to its signature style, rife with vibrant watercolor hues, while shedding some of its antiquated concepts.
For starters, now that we have a half-black president, there’s simply no excuse for every lead character in a Disney movie to resemble Snow White. The star of “The Princess and the Frog” is an African-American female named Tiana (“Dreamgirls'” Anika Noni Rose), sadly new ground for Disney, and the film spotlights the blissfully bluesy city of New Orleans during the 1920s Jazz Age. There’s a little less belle of the ball here and a little more bayou. Read More
The Princess and the Frog Synopsis: Walt Disney Animation Studios presents the musical”The Princess and the Frog,” an animated comedy set in the great city of New Orleans. From the creators of The Little Mermaid and Aladdin comes a modern twist on a classic tale, featuring a beautiful girl named Tiana (Anika Noni Rose), a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again, and a fateful kiss that leads them both on a hilarious adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana.
Watch the trailer below.