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.


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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.

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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 Bouff
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 (191) | Top Critics (42)

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

Nov 26, 2013 | Full Review…

It's a very cute film, a very accessible work for children and families.

May 6, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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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.

Feb 2, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Disney may wish to reach out to people of colour - but the colour green wasn't what we had in mind. It's a moderate film, nowhere near the Toy Story league.

Feb 2, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Most of The Princess and the Frog looks more like one of Disney's straight-to-DVD sequels than like their animated classics, and the few big, fun musical set-pieces are brought down by second-rate songwriting.

Dec 14, 2009

It's nice to know that the studio behind Cinderella can still cast a spell in two dimensions.

Dec 11, 2009 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Princess and the Frog

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 Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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 Edwards
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer

Disney's return to a rather classical approach to animated films (and storytelling) is mostly aimed at a very young and female audience. The rest should still have a hard time getting bored with the lovely characters, colorful set pieces and catchy Jazz songs, but adults and boys probably expect a little more edge in their films. Especially the story is somewhat generic, from the protagonist's dilemma to the villain and the cute sidekicks. If you've seen more than three Disney films in your time you will find it hard to be surprised at any point throughout this film. That doesn't mean it isn't well done, offers a few laughs and decent entertainment. Kids will certainly love it.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer


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
John Manard

Super Reviewer

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