The Princess and the Frog
The Princess and the Frog (2009)

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… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: December 11, 2009
DVD Release Date: March 16, 2010
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Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Bruce Diones
New Yorker

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

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A.O. Scott
At the Movies

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.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

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.

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Laremy Legel

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

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

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

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Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald

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.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

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.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Randy Newman provides the score, which, if short of memorable tunes, is rich in authenticity, with a mixture of local flavoured ragtime, zydeco and jazz.

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Katherine Monk

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
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… More
Jens S.
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… More
Carlos Magalh„es
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,… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
There is not a whole lot to the film aside from a strong female protagonist. The songs are not memorable and the villain is extraordinarily cartoonish and… More
Michael Edwards
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… More
Letitia Lew
I still don't understand why she fell for the prince, he was kind of a doucheface. Tiana kicked butt, she didn't need him. This movie made me want… More