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Princess And The Frog Trailer Online
Pucker up and get kissing!

11 May 2009  |  Written by Emily Phillips  |  Source: Apple

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Just in case you thought that the fairytale was long gone, Disney will prove it ain't so with the trailer for their new 2D musical romance The Princess And The Frog. The preview will hit the big screen this week attached to Up, which is set to open the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

The new Princess, Southern belle Tiana (voiced by Dreamgirls' Anika Noni Rose) lives in 1920s New Orleans at the height of the legendary French Quarter's elegance and grandeur. When a mouthy frog (Bruno Campos) claims to be a Prince cursed by witch doctors, a magical Mississippi adventure unfolds for the pair involving love, voodoo enchantment and crooning crocodiles. What's not to love?

Co-starring Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman, Terrence Howard, Keith David, Jenifer Lewis, Michael-Leon Wooley, Peter Bartlett and prolific voice artist Jim Cummings, the film is directed and written by the award-winning Disney duo behind The Little Mermaid and Aladdin, John Musker and Ron Clements.

The Princess And The Frog will bounce into US cinemas in late November, but will take a while to swim to our shores, with a release of February 12 2010 set for the UK.


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Yes, the Fairytale predates Shrek but not this variation on the fairytale!
At the end of Shrek, we all presume that Fiona and Shrek's kiss will transform him into a human. But SHE turns into an ogre instead. In this film, we all presume that the girl's kiss will transform the frog into a human. But SHE turns into a Frog instead. That's my Shrek rip-off argument. More

Posted by croninja at 13:59 on 12 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: The Princess And The Frog
Excited as fuck. More

Posted by Squidward Hark Bugle at 11:09 on 12 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: The Princess And The Frog
Given the fairytale - which oddly predates Shrek by some centuries! - is generally filmed with the frog spending all his time trying to get a kiss they just did the generic lets have a twist, start with that and mess with the spell. I really don't see Shrek in there at all - just a standard reversal 'twist' sold as originality. More

Posted by elab49 at 10:22 on 12 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: The Princess And The Frog
L: croninja The plot device of a human princess kissing an ugly creature and becoming just like him has been done in Shrek! Princess Fiona becoming an ogre is like this Princess becoming a Frog! The crocodile and the firefly look boring and unoriginal. The film reeks of desperation, like Disney are trying too hard to reclaim their lost prestige. sp; How can it be a Shrek rip off if Shrek ripped off every fairytale in the book? More

Posted by Timon at 09:28 on 12 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Meh... Shrek rip off?
I was thinking more The Rescuers but slightly cuddlier. More

Posted by elab49 at 20:40 on 11 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Meh... Shrek rip off?
L: elab49 And they've nicked the croc from somewhere, too. eter Pan? More

Posted by HIM at 16:20 on 11 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Meh... Shrek rip off?
It looks more like Cinderella. And they've nicked the croc from somewhere, too. More

Posted by elab49 at 14:33 on 11 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Meh... Shrek rip off?
L: croninja The way they cut from Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, etc, straight to "The Princess and The Frog" (as if there were no other Disney films in between) suggests selective amnesiaink they do this because they are aiming high and want this movie to be as good as the best of the disneyfilms from "the second golden age" of disneyfilms. This film also has the same directors who made Aladdin and The Little Mermaid. I think the film looks very good, and I think it will be one of More

Posted by Luggen at 14:22 on 11 May 2009 | Report This Post

Meh... Shrek rip off?
I really want to like this this film, due to the nostalgia factor, but it looks fairly average so far. The way they cut from Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, etc, straight to "The Princess and The Frog" (as if there were no other Disney films in between) suggests selective amnesia. The plot device of a human princess kissing an ugly creature and becoming just like him has been done in Shrek! Princess Fiona becoming an ogre is like this Princess becoming a Frog! The crocodile and the fire More

Posted by croninja at 12:50 on 11 May 2009 | Report This Post

I really really hope, that this isn't going to be, 'just' a 2d movie. What I mean is, the way that studios these days throw together 3d films, just because they think it'll bring success, I hope that Disney, now thinking (in many cases correctly) that the public want 2d, haven't just thrown together a sub-par 2d mess. It looks promising, but who knows. More

Posted by crazymoviesdude at 11:46 on 11 May 2009 | Report This Post

Jim Cummings
If he hasn't already, he needs an Oscar so that the film community can congratulate and thank the man for being the unsung hero of all of our favourite cartoons and voice overs. He's certainly worth interviewing by Empire or having a five page spread dedicated to the man that everyone's heard but nobody's heard of! More

Posted by Joliet68 at 10:58 on 11 May 2009 | Report This Post

Here's one for you :)
http://www.apple.com/trailers/disney/princessandthefrog / More

Posted by Oli Monkey at 10:37 on 11 May 2009 | Report This Post

no link
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