Monday’s Movie Review: The Princess and the Frog

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Disney celebrates a modern-day classic from the directors of The Little Mermaid and Aladdin. Discover what really happened after the princess kissed the frog in an inspired twist on the world’s most famous kiss. This hilarious adventure leaps off the screen with stunning animation, irresistible music and an unforgettable cast of characters.

Enter Princess Tiana’s world of talking frogs, singing alligators and lovesick fireflies as she embarks on an incredible journey through the mystical bayous of Louisiana. Spurred on by a little bit of courage and a great big dream, these new friends come to realize what’s truly important in life…love, family and friendship.

Overflowing with humor and heart, The Princess and the Frog is an incredible motion picture experience your whole family will want to enjoy again and again!

The kids and I absolutely loved The Princess and the Frog. Lately, it seems like the best Disney movies have been coming from Pixar, but I liked the return to the older style of animation I loved in The Little Mermaid and The Beauty and the Beast. The Cajun music was absolutely fantastic, and I love the fact that the princess was African-American, the prince was Hispanic, and no big deal was made of it. And, unlike a lot of the Disney animated sequels that have come out, this one had a terrific story and character development. Shocking how that makes a film better, but it does!

Here’s hoping that this movie means Disney is back on track with their non-computer animated division. I look forward to more animated features like this one.

Oh, and all four of my kids loved it – even my three boys. :)

The Princess and the Frog will be available on DVD on March 16th.

(Disclosure: The Princess and the Frog was provided to me by Click Communications for the purpose of review. The above links are Amazon affiliate links. If you click on one and subsequently purchase anything, I will receive a small commission.)

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13 Responses to Monday’s Movie Review: The Princess and the Frog

  1. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread
    says:

    This movie received wonderful reviews, and seemed like it was getting back to Disney’s bread and butter…good old fashioned animation. Despite this, my kids refused to see it. Apparently they think they are way to cool for movies like this anymore. Makes me want to cry!
    .-= Sandy´s last blog ..Sunday Salon: Checked out =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Sandy – I’m so glad my kids will still watch them – gives me an excuse! :)

  2. Ladybug says:

    Loved this movie as well. Went to the movies a couple of weeks ago with my 4.5 YR old and my sister :) Great review!
    .-= Ladybug´s last blog ..The Dark Divine by Bree Despain =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Ladybug – it makes me wish we had gone to see it in the theater. :)

  3. I tried to talk my son into going to the theater to see this with me, but he wouldn’t. Maybe I’ll get the DVD.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Kathy – I am not looking forward to the day when my kids say they’re too old for cartoons – who will watch them with me?

  4. nomadreader
    Twitter: nomadreader
    says:

    I’m really looking forward to this one! I tend to avoid seeing kids movies in the theater because there are kids there, so I’m thrilled this one is now out on dvd.
    .-= nomadreader´s last blog ..dinner and a movie: The Last Station =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Carrie – your comment about avoiding kids at the theater made me laugh – my best friend and I always end up sitting next to some people who thought it was a good idea to bring their baby to the theater. Not a big deal – except that we’re both stay-at-home moms, so we go to the theater to get away from kids!

  5. S. Krishna
    Twitter: skrishna
    says:

    Ooh, I’m glad to see this positive review because I really want to see this movie! I loved the Disney hand drawn animation and can’t wait to see it.
    .-= S. Krishna´s last blog ..The Stolen Crown – Susan Higginbotham =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Swapna – I really hope this means they’ll go back to the quality of their previous hand-drawn animation. I love the Pixar movies, but I love this kind, too!

  6. Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorites . . . I am glad this one had some of that old fill to it. I’ve been going back and forth about seeing it. There was a time when my husband and I went to see every animated film out there, but we got away from that when the quality began to go down hill.
    .-= Literary Feline´s last blog ..Review: 31 Hours by Masha Hamilton =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Wendy – that’s how we felt, too – I actually would have been glad to see this one in the theater!

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