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Movie Review: Princess and the Frog

The Princess and the Frog

Basic Premise:
Tianna is a hard working woman with a firm goal in mind who doesn’t have time for wishes and fairy tales. Naveen is a prince looking for a party and the cash to fund it. They both hit a brick wall when Disney spins this classic and turns them both into frogs. Now they have to work together, get to know each other, and find a way back to being human.

Review:
I saw this movie twice (in as many weeks). The first time I was enamored of the promise of another Disney classic and went in with a bias. I didn’t want to write a review based on that. The second time, I went in wanting to see a romantic animated movie. That’s what I got.

The Princess and the Frog is definitely a movie that will grow on you the more times you watch it. There’s always something you missed and the jokes are funny every time.

Normal Disney classics take place in far off times and places, but this one hit home with it being in good ole New Orleans (pronounced the right way, not the way its spelled) during the roaring 20’s. It had a feel about it that something like this could happen… well minus people becoming frogs… or maybe not.

I really enjoyed it, both times. Not even the few crying/talking children could ruin this film for me. The twist at the end makes the whole film worth it.

I’m happy Disney is back to the fairy tales and I hope they keep it up. And while I do love their rendition of the age of classic, I hope they don’t make a habit of changing so much in later works. I’m used to tidbits here and there (ending of The Little Mermaid, et al), not a complete overhaul. But it was a fun overhaul so I’ll let it pass.

Family friend with a few dark parts (ie the voodoo and the guns). The singing and technicolors should keep most toddlers entertained but the story may go over their heads.

My favorite song is “Almost There” by Tianna. My second favorite is “Friends on the Other Side”… come on, Keith David is singing. How can you not love that? πŸ˜› Third place is a tie between both of Ray’s songs, “Gonna Take You There” and “Ma Belle Evangeline”.

For Disney’s first black princess, I think they did a wonderful job. She’s a great addition to the long line of ethnic princesses that Disney boasts (count them again, it is a long line). Though, I’m sure somebody somewhere is going to find some thing to sue them about (they always do), I’m happy they made it and look forward to owning the soundtrack and the DVD as well as seeing the next classic on the schedule.

Previews:
I was prepared to see the same previews over again when I went the second time. Happily, I didn’t. Score on that note. πŸ˜€

The Spy Next Door (twice) – Eh.

Chipmunks the Squeakuel (twice) – Double Eh.

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore – Ugh, why did this get a sequel?

Despicable Me (twice) – Still looking forward to this one.

The Last Song (twice) – Man, Nathan Sparks is on a role, I tell you. I want to be like him when I grow up. πŸ˜€

Disney Nature Presents Oceans (twice) – I didn’t see Earth so I doubt I’ll see this but it looks nice.

How To Train Your Dragon – OMG! This movie looks sooooooo cute. I can’t wait. πŸ˜€

Toy Story 3 – I’m looking foward to this one too.

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