This is no retelling of the classic story, instead a new branching out.
The “princess” in the story is actually a young woman named Tiana, who’s a poor working woman hoping to start her own resturant.
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.
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.
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.
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.