Things I Like: The Princess and the Frog (2009 Film)

The Princess and the Frog movie poster

This is no retelling of the classic story, instead a new branching out.

Tiana working at the diner The Princess and the Frog

The “princess” in the story is actually a young woman named Tiana, who’s a poor working woman hoping to start her own resturant.

Prince Naveen The Princess and the Frog

The charming Prince Naveen comes to New Orleans, and makes a gamble with the Shadow Man, a vodoo witch doctor of sorts. His parents cut off his allowance, so he makes a pact with the Shadow Man to marry a rich girl and inherit her daddy’s money.

Tiana meets the Frog Naveen The Princess and the Frog

However his plan backfired, and he got turned into a frog. Tiana discovers him at a party, and he finds the classic book and realizes what the “princess” he sees has to do. So she works up the courage and kisses him.

Crocodile The Princess and the Frog

The plan backfires on her as well, and she is a frog too. The two must then go on a quest to return to their human forms meeting up with a jazz loving crocodile, and a charming firefly.

The Princess and the Frog disney movie

I think Disney hit the nail on the head with this movie. It’s good to see them take a little originality and make a spin on a classic tale for once. The music is superb, and the style and culture of New Orleans is deeply rooted within the movie.

Published by Adam (Neko Random)

Nerdy guy who loves video games, movies, history, tv, and trivia.

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