The Princess and the Frog

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The Princess and the Frog is a 2009 American animated musical film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 49th Disney animated feature film, the film is loosely based on the novel The Frog Princess by E. D. Baker, which is in turn based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale The Frog Prince.

Plot

Tiana dreams of one day opening the finest restaurant in New Orleans. Her dream takes a slight detour when she meets Prince Naveen, who has been turned into an amphibian by evil Dr. Facilier. Mistaking her for a princess and hoping to break the spell, Naveen plants a kiss on poor Tiana, thereby turning her into a frog as well. The pair hop along on an adventure through the bayous to seek the help of a powerful voodoo priestess in order to reverse the curse.

Why It Rocks

  1. It's marked as Disney's welcoming return to traditional animation, as it was the studio's first traditionally animated film since Home on the Range.
  2. The traditional animation is very beautiful and well improved.
  3. Catchy and unforgettable songs like, Almost There, Friends on the Other Side, When We're Human and Dig a Little Deeper.
  4. Likable and entertaining characters Tiana, Naveen, Mama Odie and the comic reliefs, Louis and Ray. Also Dr. Facilier is an awesome villain.
  5. Ray's death is a very emotional scene, and Dr. Facilier's death was very chilling.

Bad Qualities

  1. It's pretty much formulaic and cliched being no different from other Disney films based on a fairy tale. That said, the story is set in modern New Orleans instead of the renaissance era, but it still doesn't change the cliches.
  2. The story does get complicated at times.