Monday, 25 October 2010

The Princess and the Frog 2009/2010

I finally got around to watching 'The Princess and the Frog' the other day and was rather impressed at how Disney has made a comeback with 2D animation. The film was released 5 February 2010 in the UK and uis directed by Ron Clements and John Musker. It
is the first 2D Disney film to be made since Home on the range 'It is the 49th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics line, and the first of these films to be traditionally (2D) animated since 2004's Home on the Range.'. It is also the first Disney film to have its main character have dark coloured skin 'Tiana, the main character, is also notable as Disney's first black princess'. Wiki IMDB

The plot follows the main character, Tiana as she strives to gather enough money to open her own restaurant. Meanwhile a prince from abroad is in search of a wife who will help him to regain his lost riches. Upon exploring the city, the young prince and his servant stumble across the evil voodoo magician Dr. Facilier who turns the prince into a frog. Tiana meanwhile attends a party of her closest friend, but ends up having to borrow a new dress after a little accident. Upon remaining in the room she stumbles across the prince and in return for kissing him he agrees to help pay for her restaurant. However a twist in the plot find Tiana also turning into a frog.

I rather enjoyed watching this film. All the way though my friends and I were laughing our heads off as there is a lot of humour through out the film. However we also noticed and commented on how dark some of the scenes are, especially for a young child. I find it a shame to hear that it didn't do very well at the box office as this is a brilliant example of classic Disney.

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