Reviews and Problems with The Princess And The Frog
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Matthew Brady, FilmCrave
20 March 2014
Summary: Her best friend since childhood is a privileged white girl whose wealthy father employs Tiana's mother as a dressmaker. When the friend's family hosts a party for Prince Naveen of Maldonia, Dr. Facilier, an expert in black magic, turns the visiting royal into a frog. This movie had funny charterers and it had song that will stick in your head forever.
Summary: I'm kind of an animation junkie. This is the only recent Disney movie that has been hand drawn and it has an old school Disney feel because of that. Of course great music - it IS based in New Orleans. And a fun story. Plus frogs.
Excerpt: When The Princess and the Frog first came out, I went to see it with my hopes pretty high. Disney has set the bar extremely high for animated films, both traditionally hand drawn and computer generated, over the course of almost an entire century. This film was obviously a revolutionary first step for them, being the first black mainstream Disney princess to grace the big screen.
Summary: Though it isn't on par with some of the "classics" in Disney animation, the Princess and the Frog is a fun and energetic take on the popular fairytale. The Cajun setting is unique for a Disney film and richly executed visually and the varied ethnicities of the characters is also refreshing.
Excerpt: I firmly believe that "The Princess and the Frog" is one of the best non-pixar animated film ever to be created. There has never been a better argument for the revival of traditional animated films. "The Princess and the Frog," follows of the story of Tiana, a young woman who dreamed of opening her own resteraunt since she was a child. She's so close to her dream, when she gets outbid for the building she wants, and worse; turns into a frog due to a voodoo spell.
Excerpt: First, I have a confession to make. I had bought this some time back, put it on the shelf and watched other Blu-rays that came down the pike as it were. I figured Disney just probably wasn't the same Disney like those old classics. Wow, was I in for a wake up! This is a great movie full of life, song and dance. You just can't go wrong with some bayou. It's all good fun. The numbers are great, the colors are bold and the animation is wonderful. PQ/AQ are both top notch!
Summary: The animation is top-notch, but I found the story and music to be pretty standard. I'm glad Disney hasn't given up on traditional 2D animation, but if this is their best effort, it's on shaky ground.
Disney Returns to its roots in this Excellent film
29 May 2011
Excerpt: The Princess and the Frog was one of the most anticipated films of 2009. After Disney new management (under Pixar's John Lasseter and Ed Catmull) decided to reverse that terrible decision of stop producing hand-drawn animated films in favor of the all common CGI ones. Chiken Little was awful, Meet the Robinsons and Bolt were fine but nothing compared to the Pixar films which all are excellent.
Excerpt: As much as I absolutely love Pixar's animated features such as Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Incredibles, Up, Wall-E and Monsters Inc, I have longed for hand-drawn animation that have delivered classics such as Snow White, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Lion King, Little Mermaid and Pocahontas to have a resurgence to deliver us another hand drawn classic.