The Princess and the Frog

From the desk of The Movie Snob

The Princess and the Frog (B+). I thought this latest Disney production was generally quite charming. In early 1900s New Orleans, young Tiana grows up working double shifts as a waitress, trying to save up enough money to open a restaurant of her own. Meanwhile, the charming but shiftless Prince Naveen from some fictional foreign land (Malbonia?) is paying a visit to the Big Easy when he runs afoul of a voodoo witch doctor called the Shadowman and gets himself turned into a frog. Naveen persuades Tiana to kiss him, but instead of making him human the kiss turns her into a frog too. They flee into the bayou, and adventures ensue. The jazzy soundtrack is fun, and Tiana and Naveen make a cute couple. Some of the voodoo stuff might be a little intense for the littlest kids, but otherwise this should be a good movie for the whole family.

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2 comments on “The Princess and the Frog

  1. […] category. But the quirky Fantastic Mr. Fox was also excellent, if a little offbeat. I also liked The Princess and the Frog quite a bit. But in addition to those films, I’d also recommend Megamind, Despicable Me, and […]

  2. […] Animated Feature: With the caveat that I haven’t seen The Princess and the Frog yet, I’ll go with the obvious choice of Up, in which a grumpy old man ties enough helium […]

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