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Monday, February 1, 2010

[8.00/10] The Princess and the Frog (2009)


The Princess and the Frog (2009)

First and foremost, "The Princess and the Frog", in its storytelling, art and music, is for the most part genuine! Instead of using the now traditional method of computer animation, "The Princess and the Frog" is like a trip right back into the early 90s. The film gains much respect from me by avoiding any superfluous references to the present day, and thereby serves the purpose of an animated movie: to make the audience forget about their own dreary lives for ninty minutes by transporting them to a time and place far away from anything they've ever seen, heard or otherwise known. The animation is flawlessly expressive and fluid, for the most part, and even an improvement on most of Disney's recent past. The music is outstanding! Randy Newman, who replaces the venerable Alan Menken does a quality job of incorporating jazz, blues, gospel, African, and more into a quintessential Disney musical. As an avid jazz musician and listener, Newman's work accurately and eclectically captures the music of early XX century New Orleans. The vocal cast of this movie was excellent as well. Anika Noni Rose has a powerful, emotional voice that brought life to the character of Tiana, and Bruno Campos performed the part of the prince with charm and humor, something that doesn't always seem to be apparent in Disney princes. "The Princess and the Frog" is a beautiful, sweet, adorable movie that will delight audiences of all ages!

  • My Rating: 8.00/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 83% (7.4/10)
  • IMDb: 7.7/10

5 comments:

DEZMOND said...

how did you like the adorable Louis???? :)))))))

nebular said...

Mmm, Louis is definitely one of the most likeable animated characters ever! ...but he was so naive, wasn't he? :)

DEZMOND said...

that's why he WAS sooo adorable - a naive crocodile :)))

Amila Kanchana said...

Hey pal,once again you point me towards a great film,I'm grateful!I've got Orphan too,just had a glimpse of it,looked promising! My review of this film is here.

Nebular said...

Oh, I'm so glad you consider me as your movie guide :) I appreciate it! :)