The Princess And The Frog
A prince named Naveen (Bruno Campos) from the land of Maldonia is transformed into a frog by the evil scheming voodoo magician Dr. Facilier (Keith David). The frog prince asks a waitress named Tiana (Anika Noni Rose) to break the spell by kissing him. However, the kiss doesn’t break the spell, but instead turns Tiana into a frog as well. Together, the two of them must reach the good voodoo priestess of the Bayou, Mama Odie (Jenifer Lewis), while befriending a trumpet-playing alligator and a hopelessly romantic firefly along the way.
This animation film proves that Disney still got it as it produces a simple yet a masterful release.
The Princess And The Frog has genuine laughs, and it returns the telling of great stories with the kind of old-school animation that many of us grew up watching as kids.
Disney when it could have just splurge on a 3D animation, it has instead resurrected their golden-age 2D animation, and truthfully it was done beautifully.
It’s a smart move as the 2D helps to conjure Disney old-style for the traditional fairy tale story.
There’s the sing-along, and all the character were charming. Basically story-wise, the princess, Tiana, and her Prince Naveen are both magically transformed into frogs. Both are expected to weather against all odds for them to live happily ever after.
Aside from the hilarious slapstick humor, the animation also focused on serious issues such as money and love.
Yes there’s physical comedy, but both child and parents I noticed paid full attention when the serious stuff is on-screen.
It’s a movie about honesty, being forthright, truthful, forgiving, and loving.
Be aware however there were some scary scenes, which might need explaining to your kids, or for you to bring your kids out for a breather.