Spanks - 4
Director - Ron Clements and John Musker
Writer - Ron Clements & John Musker and Rob Edwards
Voices - Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos, Keith David, Michael-Leon Wooley, Jennifer Cody and John Goodman
Release Date - 11 December 2009
MPAA Rating - G
The Princess and the Frog is the 49th animated film by Walt Disney Animation Studios. It is their first hand drawn film since Home on the Range and their first new princess movie since Beauty and the Beast.
The movie is about Tiana, a teenage girl growing up in New Orleans who has a dream to be a chef and open the restaurant her and her father dreamed of opening since she was a young girl. Meanwhile, Prince Naveen comes to town to court Tiana's wealthy friend Charlotte. On his way to the ball in his honor, he meets a voodoo doctor who calls himself The Shadow Man. This meeting changes the lives of Tiana and Prince Naveen forever.
Louis, the trumpet playing alligator was my favorite of the supporting characters. The Shadow Man reminds me a little of Jafar in his evilness. Ray, the firefly, was funny the way he talked about his true love Evangeline.
The film follows the fairytale formula that Disney has been using successfully for over 70 years. After all that time, they can still make fun, original, and inspirational films for children of all ages. I thoroughly enjoyed it immensely and even laughed throughout Tiana's journey.