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The Princess and the Frog

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Release Date: November 25, 2009 (New York, Los Angeles) More Regions »

Genres: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical          MPAA Rating: G

Production Phase: Released

Studio: Walt Disney Pictures   Production Company: Walt Disney Animation Studios

Who's In It: Anika Noni Rose (Princess Tiana), Terrence Howard (James), John Goodman (Eli "Big Daddy" LaBouff), Keith David (Dr. Facilier), Bruno Campos (Prince Naveen)

Who's Making It: Ron Clements (Director), John Musker (Director), Ron Clements (Screenwriter), Rob Edwards (Screenwriter), Greg Erb (Screenwriter)

Premise: In Jazz Age New Orleans, young Tiana has big dreams of opening her own restaurant . When visiting Prince Naveen is transformed by the evil voodoo practicing Dr. Facilier, the royal needs a kiss from... More »

Official Website: disney.go.com/disneypictures/princessandthefrog/

What We Think: The makers of Disney's first traditionally hand-drawn animated film since 2004's Home on the Range hope that it will mark the start of a third golden age of animation after the era of '30s-'40s classics... More »

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

On March 16, 2010, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is releasing The Princess and the Frog on DVD ($29.99), Blu-ray ($39.99) and as a Blu-ray combo pack ($44.99). Special bonus features available on the two versions include:

Single disc DVD:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Audio Commentary by John Musker and Ron Clements (co-writers and directors) and Peter Del Vecho (producer)
  • "Never Knew I Needed" music video by Ne-Yo
  • Games and Activities
  • "What Do You See: Princess Portraits" A bayou-style quiz tests viewers knowledge of all of Disney's beautiful princesses. Ray's firefly family creates twinkling portraits of each princess and if the player correctly identifies her, they can enjoy a tongue-cheek mini re-telling of that character's story.

 

The Blu-ray Combo Pack features:

  • Backstage Disney Magic In The Bayou: The Making of A Princess: Co-writers and directors John Musker and Ron Clements take a freewheeling, behind-the-scenes look at the making of Disney's newest animated film as it grows from an initial concept to a lavish animated film set in the enchanting world of New Orleans and the surrounding bayous.
  • The Return To Hand Drawn Animation
  • The Disney Legacy
  • Disney's Newest Princess
  • The Princess and the Animator
  • Conjuring The Villain
  • A Return To The Animated Musical
  • Bringing Life to Animation with an introduction by John Musker and Ron Clements.
  • Deleted Scenes introduced by the filmmakers
  • Art Galleries - A collection of storyboard art traces the visual development of The Princess and the Frog's rich gallery of characters and settings.

 

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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Screenings of The Princess and the Frog for critics have begun, meaning it's time we move the film into its completed phase and awaiting release.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Somehow, someway, five minutes of The Princess and the Frog has wound up online. The scene in question is mostly finished but there are still some moments where the animation is in pencil and lacks coloring. How long the videos will remain online remains to be seen or if it's a viral leak manufactured by Disney to generate some early October buzz for the film.

 

 

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

A new poster for The Princess and the Frog has debuted exclusively at Slashfilm showing the film's assortment of colorful characters.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Go behind-the-scenes and see how the animators working on The Princess and the Frog created the visual look for the film's villain, voodoo practitioner Dr. Facilier, and how actor Keith David also helped shape the appearance of the bad guy in this exclusive video clip offered by Cartoon Brew TV:

 

 

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

In celebration of the 2009 Comic-Con, Disney has released footage showing pencil animation from The Princess and the Frog. The video shows what the rough form of the movie looks like when the creative focus is on making sure that the movement looks believable and flows from one panel to the next.

 

 

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Seven new images have been added to our gallery for the film including several new looks at Tiana after she's changed to a frog and one of her family.

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Monday, May 11, 2009

When you go see Up in theaters anytime after May 29 you'll be treated to a special preview of Disney's new traditionally animated film The Princess and the Frog. The preview has already found its way online and can be watched at Apple's trailer site in high definition or just below.

 

 

The Princess and the Frog opens in New York and Los Angeles on November 25 and then expands across North America on December 11.

 

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The next traditional animated feature from Walt Disney Pictures will now arrive in theaters two weeks earlier. Originally Disney had intended for The Princess and the Frog to come out on Christmas Day this year but now the studio has bumped up the film. The picture will now open in wide release on December 11, 2009.

Disney will also try and create advance buzz for the flick by opening it in Los Angeles and New York City on November 25. Since this is the first new Disney princess since Mulan was released in 1998, and the first of the company's new era of traditionally animated films, much attention is being given to the presentation of The Princess and the Frog by Disney suits. The new princess being introduced in the film is Princess Tiana, also the company's first princess from African-American heritage. Set in New Orleans and featuring music by Randy Newman, the voices for some of the characters are being provided by Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman, Terrence Howard and Keith David. Anika Noni Rose is providing the voice for Princess Tiana.

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Monday, January 19, 2009

The latest image from Disney's next traditional animated feature film has been sighted and it comes courtesy of the annual Walt Disney investors booklet. A golden look at Disney's The Princess and the Frog was included in the document and has made its way to the web, first appearing on The Disney Blog.

The picture shows Disney's newest princess, Tiana. The story is set in New Orleans and will feature the voice talents of John Goodman, Keith David, Oprah Winfrey and Anika Nona Rose as Princess Tiana.

This is Disney's first traditional animated feature since 2004's Home on the Range and the first to feature a princess from an African-American heritage. The picture is being directed by John Musker and Roger Clements who have co-directed together some of the biggest animated features in Disney's second so-called golden age of animation: The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules and Treasure Planet.

The Princess and the Frog is scheduled to open in theaters on Christmas Day, 2009.

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