The Princess and the Frog

{4/5} “You sure this is the right blind voodoo lady who lives in the boat in the tree in the bayou?”

Tiana works two jobs as a waitress to save up money to open her own restaurant. Finally, she’s able to afford a building — of course, it’s a bit of a fixer-upper. When Prince Naveen comes to New Orleans Tiana’s friend Charlotte wants to marry him. And it just so happens that Naveen is out of money, so he wants to marry someone rich. But then Naveen is transformed by voodoo into a frog. He convinces Tiana to kiss him but she turns into a frog too.

The Princess and the Frog was released in 2009. It’s an animated movie that takes place in the 1920s.

Like other recent Disney movies, such as Frozen and Tangled, it’s quite funny.

The songs are catchy and the animation is splendid.

It’s good, but not quite as interesting as Frozen. There’s some slapstick in the middle with hunters and crocodiles. There’s not a lot to the romance.

There are some great characters: Charlotte, who badly wants to marry a prince but sticks by her friend; Louis, a fat trumpet-playing crocodile; the Shadow Man, who has friends “on the other side.”

Randy Newman (Monsters University) provides delightful music with a jazz flavour.

Anika Noni Rose (Dreamgirls) voices Tiana. John Goodman (The Artist) and Oprah Winfrey (The Color Purple) also provide voices.

The movie was directed by Ron Clements and John Musker (Aladdin, Hercules).

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