The Princess and the Frog (U)

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Posted: Tue Jan 26 2010

In this three-dimensional, computer-generated age, new studio chief John Lasseter’s desire to take Disney animation back to basics seems a risky proposition. But what’s surprising about ‘The Princess and the Frog’ is just how far back they’ve gone: this isn’t ‘The Lion King’ or even ‘The Jungle Book’: with its sensuous, hand-drawn animation, soft pastel palette and jazz-age setting, this is an exercise in retro recreation as rigorous and rewarding as ‘Far from Heaven’.

The plot is thin but fun, following the adventures of a poor New Orleans waitress with big dreams and a haughty prince of indeterminate foreign stock after they’re transformed into amphibians and marooned in the Louisiana bayou. Randy Newman’s songs are a little too blandly Randy Newman-ish and the story is uneven, but there are some great characters, some even better jokes, a general sense of good humour and that entrancing, eye-ravishing old-school animation.
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U

UK release:

Fri Jan 29, 2010

Duration:

97 mins

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Libby-Jane

me and my mates went and whatched it for fun but it was well goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood oh and we are 11 years old!!

Libby-Jane

me and my mates went and whatched it for fun but it was well goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood oh and we are 11 years old!!

Alex

If you have one of those big fancy HD tv sets, you should rent this one just to enjoy the amazing color and detail of the hand drawn animation. It is just beautiful. As a bonus you get some great characters, not shabby songs, and a fabulous twist ending. Wishing on a star will never feel the same again.

Alex

If you have one of those big fancy HD tv sets, you should rent this one just to enjoy the amazing color and detail of the hand drawn animation. It is just beautiful. As a bonus you get some great characters, not shabby songs, and a fabulous twist ending. Wishing on a star will never feel the same again.

lucia

i have heard this film is soooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo WICKED! i haven't seen it yet but i am gonna give it a 5 cause i have heard soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooo ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo amazing stuff about it!

lucia

i have heard this film is soooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo WICKED! i haven't seen it yet but i am gonna give it a 5 cause i have heard soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooo ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo amazing stuff about it!

lucia

i have heard this film is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo WICKED! i haven't seen it yet but i am gonna give it a 5 cause i have heard sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo amazing stuff about it!

lucia

i have heard this film is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo WICKED! i haven't seen it yet but i am gonna give it a 5 cause i have heard sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo amazing stuff about it!

lucia

i have heard this film is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooWICKED! i haven't seen it yet but i am gonna give it a 5 cause i have heard sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo amazing stuff about it!

lucia

i have heard this film is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooWICKED! i haven't seen it yet but i am gonna give it a 5 cause i have heard sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo amazing stuff about it!

Elliot Boakes

OMG James banks i totally agree i had to buy an extra box of tissues cos i cried soooo much. the best film in the world and im gonna buy the blu-ray special edition boxset when its out.

Elliot Boakes

OMG James banks i totally agree i had to buy an extra box of tissues cos i cried soooo much. the best film in the world and im gonna buy the blu-ray special edition boxset when its out.

James Banks

best film ive seen all year i was crying all the way through as it was so emotional a must see ive seen it 5 times now

James Banks

best film ive seen all year i was crying all the way through as it was so emotional a must see ive seen it 5 times now

MrsRevB

I took my two little girls, 4 friends and their little girls and we LOVED it. We went the very first day it came out and I will be buying the DVD this week. Glad to see a black princess with a happy ending. A little scary for the younger ones (we took my god daughter who is 3) but still fabulous!!!!

MrsRevB

I took my two little girls, 4 friends and their little girls and we LOVED it. We went the very first day it came out and I will be buying the DVD this week. Glad to see a black princess with a happy ending. A little scary for the younger ones (we took my god daughter who is 3) but still fabulous!!!!

frankie

the flim is amazing .love it go and see it with your family. its so diffrent from any other fairy tale. it brings back child hood.

maya 10

I want to see it . Heard its wicked . I still love the story its a classic . an 't seen it yet so can t rate it. but gonna give it 3.

Rachiee xo

Will this film be Okk ??? to wach forr a 11 year old n a 4 year old xx coz im goin wid me cousinn xxxx

Carl

More like Aladdin I felt - the prince is very similar, and the villian has a very similar face/voice/attitude! The disney morals are pushed quite hard but it is well worth watching, and a refreshing return to 2D.

edorno

Agree with mfmb. Crass and thoughtless. If the writers needed to establish how evil the villain can be, they needed to do so earlier in the film. As it us, he's plenty bad and adding this terrible scene near the end of the film (after the children have been manipulated to care about the firefly) is unnecessary and unethical. Disney movies have a long history of dead parents and evil step-parents, but this instance is so irrelevant to the main plot as to make you think the company truly hates little kids. Stay away from the theater!

mfmvb,m

A virulently frightening film. The lightening bug is murdered ON CAMERA (with accompanying "crunch" sound effects) and an extended death scene in which his light slowly fades had children in the theater wailing. More than one had to be escorted out by parents. What makes it worse is the scene was completely gratuitous.