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The Princess and the Frog (2009)

watch the 49th movie in Disney Classics inspired by E. D. Baker's novel 'The Princess' and the Grimm brothers' fairy tale 'The Frog Prince'; is the first Disney movie to feature an African-American princess.
INTRO LINES
EUDORA (READING): Just at that moment, the ugly little frog looked up with his sad, round eyes and pleaded: Oh, please, dear princess, only a kiss from you can break this terrible spell that was inflicted on me by a wicked witch!
CHARLOTTE (WHISPERING): Here comes my favorite part.


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Tiana - a 19-year-old smart, hard working and independent young woman
Tiana - a 19-year-old smart, hard working and independent young woman


Tiana as frog
Tiana as frog


Prince Naveen - a 20-year-old prince of Maldonia
Prince Naveen - a 20-year-old prince of Maldonia


Prince Naveen as frog
Prince Naveen as frog


Louis - a trumpet-playing alligator
Louis - a trumpet-playing alligator


Dr. Facilier - a witch doctor
Dr. Facilier - a witch doctor


Ray - a Cajun firefly
Ray - a Cajun firefly


Charlotte 'Lottie' La Bouff - Tiana's best  friend, a Mardi Gras princess
Charlotte 'Lottie' La Bouff - Tiana's best friend, a Mardi Gras princess


Mama Odie - a blind voodoo priestess
Mama Odie - a blind voodoo priestess


Lawrence - Prince Naveen's valet
Lawrence - Prince Naveen's valet


Eudora - Tiana's mother
Eudora - Tiana's mother


James - Tiana's father
James - Tiana's father


Eli 'Big Daddy' La Bouff - a wealthy Southern sugar mill owner
Eli 'Big Daddy' La Bouff - a wealthy Southern sugar mill owner
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Quotes

Kiss the little frog EUDORA (READING): Just at that moment, the ugly little frog looked up with his sad, round eyes and pleaded: Oh, please, dear princess, only a kiss from you can break this terrible spell that was inflicted on me by a wicked witch!
CHARLOTTE (WHISPERING): Here comes my favorite part.
EUDORA (READING): And the beautiful princess was so moved by his desperate plea that...
CHARLOTTE: I would do it. I would kiss a frog. I would kiss a hundred frogs if I could marry a prince and be a princess. Watch Kiss the little frog full video quotes


Gumbo good food JAMES: Okay, I'm about to put this spoon in my...
TIANA: Wait! Done.
JAMES: Hmm.
TIANA: What?
JAMES: Well, sweetheart, this is...
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Dans on jazz music PRINCE NAVEEN: What a coincidence, Lawrence. I have been avoiding you everywhere.
LAWRENCE: We're going to be late for the masquerade.
PRINCE NAVEEN: Listen, Lawrence, listen! It's jazz. It's...
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Princess or waitress PRINCE NAVEEN: Hard work? Why would a princess need to work hard?
TIANA: I'm not a princess. I'm a waitress.
PRINCE NAVEEN: A waitress? Well, no wonder the kiss...
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Princess or waitress TIANA: What are you doing?
PRINCE NAVEEN: Shh! You are frightening the food. This is harder than it looks.
TIANA: What? Oh, no. There is no way I am kissing a frog and eating a bug on the same day...
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Dream that never got off TIANA: My daddy never did get what he wanted. But he had what he needed. He had love. He never lost sight of what was really important.
FACILIER: Easy with that. Careful.
TIANA: And neither will I!
FACILIER: Y'all should have taken my deal. Now you're going to spend the rest of your life being a slimy, little frog.
TIANA: I've got news for you, Shadow Man. It's not... Watch Dream that never got off full video quotes


Production

The story for the film began development by merging two separate projects in development at Disney and Pixar at the time, both based around the "Frog Prince" fairy tale.
One of the projects was based on E. D. Baker's "The Frog Princess", in which the story's heroine (Princess Emma) kisses a prince turned frog (Prince Eadric), only to become a frog herself.
The Princess and the Frog returns to the musical film format used in many of the previously successful Disney animated films.


Trivia

Disney announced on June 4, 2009, that they would release a video game inspired by the film and it was released on November 2009 exclusively for Wii and Nintendo DS platforms. It has been officially described an "adventure through the exciting world of New Orleans in a family-oriented video game," featuring events from the film and challenges for Princess Tiana.

Andreas Deja, a veteran Disney animator who supervised the character of Mama Odie in Princess and the Frog, says "I always thought that maybe we should distinguish ourselves to go back to what 2D is good at, which is focusing on what the line can do rather than volume, which is a CG kind of thing. What we're trying to do with Princess and the Frog is hook up with things that the old guys did earlier."

Princess Tiana costumes were selling out prior to Halloween 2009, and a gift set of Tiana-themed hair care products from Carol's Daughter sold out in seven hours on the company's website.

The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and Academy Award for Best Original Song.

At Disneyland Park, the show was replaced by a land-based event called Princess Tiana's Mardi Gras Celebration, which features Princess Tiana along with five of the original presentation's "Mardi Gras dancers" and the park's "Jambalaya Jazz Band" as they perform songs from the movie.

The character animators found some difficulty with this approach, and decided to use traditional paper and pencil drawings, which were then scanned into the computer systems, for The Princess and the Frog.

Cast as voices

Anika Noni Rose as Tiana; Bruno Campos as Prince Naveen; Keith David as Dr. Facilier; Michael-Leon Wooley as Louis; Jennifer Cody as Charlotte La Bouff; Jim Cummings as Ray; Peter Bartlett as Lawrence; Jenifer Lewis as Mama Odie; Oprah Winfrey as Eudora; Terrence Howard as James; John Goodman as 'Big Daddy' La Bouff; Elizabeth Dampier as Young Tiana; Breanna Brooks as Young Charlotte; Ritchie Montgomery as Reggie; Don Hall as Darnell; Paul Briggs as Two Fingers; Jerry Kernion as Mr. Henry Fenner; Corey Burton as Mr. Harvey Fenner; Michael Colyar as Buford; Emeril Lagasse as Marlon the Gator; Kevin Michael Richardson as Ian the Gator; Randy Newman as Cousin Randy; Danielle Moné Truitt as Georgia; Kwesi Boakye as Newspaper Boy; Marlon West as Travis; Seth R. Williamson as Prince Ralphie.


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The Princess and the Frog (2009)
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  3 All be there for you
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  4 Tiana open her restaurant
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