Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Princess and the Frog (2009)

A fairy tale set in Jazz Age-era New Orleans and centered on a young girl named Tiana and her fateful kiss with a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again. [imdb]

Nominated for 3 Oscars:

Best Animated Feature
Best Original Song
Best Original Song

Good morning, Disney! Finally a black princess as a leading character!!! But I have a problem with it: why does she have to kiss a frog and transform herself into a frog and stay one for 70% of the film?! Really, Disney! The first black princess transformed into a frog! Come onnnnn! You should’ve thought better!

But moving past that, this is a standard Disney film, yet nowhere near the level of Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Little Mermaid, the classics in general. The story is simple, the villain is not great, but I did find some funny characters… The voice-work is nice, but the songs are the same old tunes and not really catchy. It’s a decent comeback for the old way of doing animation, but still: Up, Coraline, Fantastic Mr. Fox are really kicking its ass this year, in story, directing AND creativity.

My rating for the film: 7/10. But not bad, really.


  1. OMG thank you! I keep telling people that I didn't like how she was a frog the whole time and they're always like "what? nooo that was fine". Good to hear I'm not crazy on that opinion...