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The Princess and the Frog
is a 2009 Disney production that marked the companys return to traditional animation. The film is loosely based on E.D. Baker's The Frog Princess, which in turn is based on the Brother Grimm's fairy tale, The Frog Prince. Set in 1920s New Orleans, the film follows Tiana, a hardworking waitress who dreams of owning her own resaurant. After kissing a prince who has been turned into a frog by a witch doctor, she too becomes a frog. Together the two (reluctantly) work to break the curse. The film saw limited released in New York, and Los Angeles on November 25, 2009, and wide release on December 11, 2009. The film was co-directed by Ron Clements and John Musker.

PlotEdit

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CastEdit

  • Tiana - Anika Noni Rose
  • Prince Naveen - Bruno Campos
  • Dr. Facilier - Keith David
  • Louis - Michael-Leon Wooley
  • Charlotte - Jennifer Cody
  • Ray - Jim Cummings
  • Lawrence - Peter Bartlett
  • Mama Odie - Jenifer Lewis
  • Eudora - Oprah Winfrey
  • James - Terrence Howard
  • "Big Daddy" La Bouff - John Goodman
  • Young Tiana - Elizabeth Dampier
  • Young Charlotte - Breanna Brooks
  • Reggie - Ritchie Montgomery
  • Darnell - Don Hall
  • Two Fingers - Paul Briggs
  • Mr. Henry Fenner - Jerry Kernion
  • Mr. Harvey Fenner - Corey Burton
  • Buford - Michael Colyar
  • Marlon the Gator - Emeril Lagasse
  • Ian the Gator - Kevin Michael Richardson
  • Cousin Randy - Randy Newman
  • Louis' Trumpet Playing - Terence Blanchard
  • Georgia - Danielle Mone' Truitt

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ProductionEdit

The film entered production under the name 'The Frog Princess'.

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Notes on the Setting Edit

The prologue sequence features a man reading a newspaper on the trolley Tiana and her mother take home. The headline reads "Wilson Elected!!!" which places the prologue in the year 1912. With the rest of the film taking place in the 1920s one may note that prohibition is in full swing but was widely ignored in the south so Alcohol being served in various scenes (the riverboat, restaurant, and ball) isn't an anachronism so much as a reflection of New Orleans during that era.

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