The Princess and the Frog (2009) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Princess and the Frog (2009)



Critic Consensus: The warmth of traditional Disney animation makes this occasionally lightweight fairy-tale update a lively and captivating confection for the holidays.

Movie Info

Walt Disney Animation Studios presents the musical "The Princess and the Frog," an animated comedy set in the great city of New Orleans. From the creators of "The Little Mermaid" and "Aladdin" comes a modern twist on a classic tale, featuring a beautiful girl named Tiana, a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again, and a fateful kiss that leads them both on a hilarious adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana.more
Rating: G
Genre: Animation, Romance, Comedy, Kids & Family, Musical & Performing Arts, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Ron Clements, John Musker, Rob Edwards
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 16, 2010
Box Office: $104.4M
Walt Disney Pictures - Official Site


Anika Noni Rose
as Princess Tiana
Bruno Campos
as Prince Naveen
Keith David
as Dr. Facilier
Jennifer Cody
as Charlotte
Jenifer Lewis
as Mama Odie
John Goodman
as ''Big Daddy" La Bouf...
Elizabeth Dampier
as Young Tiana
Breanna Brooks
as Young Charlotte
Don Hall
as Darnell
Paul Briggs
as Two Fingers
Jerry Kernion
as Mr. Henry Fenner
Corey Burton
as Mr. Harvey Fenner
Emeril Lagasse
as Marlon the Gator
Randy Newman
as Cousin Randy
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Critic Reviews for The Princess and the Frog

All Critics (185) | Top Critics (42)

The nineteen-twenties jazz-age setting and the primal-adventure storytelling are boilerplate Disney, scrubbed clean of any real local color.

Full Review… | November 26, 2013
New Yorker
Top Critic

The sweet finale ensures that the whole thing ends on a positive note, admittedly, but it's simply not enough to compensate for The Princess and the Frog's otherwise lackluster, overly familiar sensibilities.

Full Review… | August 14, 2015
Reel Film Reviews

The backgrounds are beautifully drawn. There are sunny days in the French Quarter, spooky nights among live oaks hung with Spanish moss, and a rousing denouement at the Mardi Gras.

Full Review… | December 7, 2014
Sydney Morning Herald

The styles are varied, but always in tune with the narrative content, ensuring there's never an unwelcome eyeful of colour and motion.

Full Review… | December 7, 2014

With this delightful romantic comedy (produced by CGI expert John Lassiter of Pixar fame), the Disney Studio returns to the traditional, hand-drawn animation style of Walt's classic period.

Full Review… | December 7, 2014
Observer (UK)

Visually lush, the film strikes me as the most American of the Disney Princess movies, using uniquely American iconography to paint the fairy tale.

Full Review… | December 7, 2014

Audience Reviews for The Princess and the Frog


Cute throwback to Disney movies of the past. I love jazz and the New Orleans setting and this was a great little film. Looked awesome on blu ray and had solid voice acting across the board.

John Manard

Super Reviewer

Disney's brief throwback to a traditional hand-drawn animation is this mildly amusing re-creation of the New Orleans of the 1920s with its jazz, voodoo, bayous and an African-American heroine who very conveniently doesn't have to deal with any sort of prejudice in those times.

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer


this movie was a breath of fresh air from all the CG movies at the time, it had fantastic animation, characters, acting, comedy, and songs. By far my favorite character in the movie was the Shadows man/ Dr. Facilier who sings the best song in the whole movie and also has a great voice

michael e.
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer

The Princess and the Frog Quotes

Ray: Just follow the bouncin' butt!
– Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)
Charlotte: Gimme some napkins, quick!
Princess Tiana: What's for?
Charlotte: I swear, I'm sweatin' like a sinner in church!
– Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)
Princess Tiana: I suppose that you want a kiss.
Prince Naveen: Kissin' would be nice.
– Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)
Princess Tiana: There's no way I'm kissin' a frog and eatin' a bug on the same day.
– Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)

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