Disney Animation 2009: The Princess and the Frog

In Christmas 2009, Disney returns to traditional animation (they were just kidding when they said traditional animation was through and fired everyone) with The Princess and the Frog, a timeless tale based on one of the few recognizable fairytales Disney hasn’t made a feature film out of yet.

As in the original tale, Princess takes place in New Orleans, where a voodoo princess finds love in the form of a frog that has escaped from the clutches of a group of drunken gumbo chefs. The frog is unhappy because continued repairs in the city are draining the water that he has come to love and raised the walls around the city, making it harder for him to get back to the river after collecting his allotment of Mardi Gras beads. Will the princess be able to help him? Will she kiss him? Will there be singing without meaningful context?

Oh, probably.

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