Princess and the Frog came out on Tuesday and has taken its place among the much loved "princess" movies.
Synposis: Magic, music and romance are waiting around every corner of the legendary Big Easy as Disney’s newest princess sets out on an exciting adventure through a magical new world. Tiana (voiced by Anika Noni Rose) is a beautiful and hardworking young woman determined to fulfil her father’s dream of owning an elegant New Orleans supper club. When Naveen (Bruno Campos), a handsome prince arrives in town looking for romance, the evil Dr. Facilier (Keith David) hatches a nefarious plot and turns Naveen into a frog. A kiss from Tiana should return him to his true form, but in a hilarious twist on the classic story, she is instead transformed into a frog herself! The pair must travel into the heart of the mysterious Louisiana bayou with only a trumpet-playing alligator and a love-struck firefly as guides to find the priestess who can reverse the curse in order to find their “happily ever after.”
My Opinion: The Princess and The Frog follows in the footsteps in its predecessors such as Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and Aladdin. The music in the movie was sweet and still held on to its child like magic. The Princess and The Frog while released in 2010 could almost be mistaken for being released almost 10 or 15 years ago. I liked this because it had what little girl's are looking for in a princess. I honestly was afraid this movie wouldn't have the sweetness of previous Disney princess movies but that was not the case.
While every "princess" movie has some darkness because it is all the fight against good and evil, I did not think The Princess and The Frog had as much The Little Mermaid and other princess movies have had in the past. There were still some very dramatic moments that a preschooler or younger child may not understand. I definitely think that this is a movie that a parent should watch with your younger child.
Overall, this movie was well made and I believe will become a precious addition for all those that have loved the previous Disney movies.
You can purchase The Princess and The Frog (Three Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo with Digital Copy) from Amazon.com, the Disney Store, or any local store that sells DVD.
Disclosure: This review is based on my own honest unbiased opinion of this product. You may or may not agree with my opinion. I was sent product free of charge to review. No one from the Disney was involved in the writing of this post. I was not paid to write this review.