Director: Ron Clements, John Musker Screenplay: Rob Edwards, Ron Clements, John Musker, Greg Erb, Jason Oremland and Don Hall Cast: Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos, Keith David, Jenifer Lewis Time: 97min Age Restriction: 10M
The Princess and The Frog is a delightful, jaunty film adaptation of a classic fairytale, infused with jaunty New Orleans culture and a spicy twist.
Watching The Princess and The Frog was honestly one of my most enjoyable recent film experiences. It is about Tiana, a waitress from New Orleans, who works incredibly hard to fulfil her (late) daddy's dream of opening their own restaurant.
After many disappointments and to her great reluctance, she agrees to kiss a frog who just happens to be a cursed prince, who promises to help her establish her restaurant once he is human again. Unfortunately, things don't work out as planned and Tiana and Prince Naveen are running out of time and opportunity to make their dreams come true.
The Princess and The Frog is a classic Disney film, the likes of which we haven't seen in ages, complete with dazzling Disney imagery, a deliciously deviant villain (Dr Facilier, the voodoo witchdoctor), a great soundtrack of New Orleans jazz and a boatload of belly laughs. Not to mention the valuable lesson of discovering what is truly important in life and learning to distinguish between what one wants and what one needs.
Sheri-Lee says, "I LOVED The Princess and The Frog!!!! Was awesome!!!! Loved the way they realistically portrayed each character and kept the old school look and feel to it – classic!"