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The animation, sparkling and graceful, also ranks as the studio's best traditional work in ages. Read full review
The Princess and the Frog invite viewers to see the world as a lively, mixed-up, even confounding place, to recognize essential parts of ourselves in what we see, and to say: This is what we look like. Read full review
What matters is that Tiana triumphs as both a girl and a frog, that dreams are fulfilled, wrongs are righted, love prevails, and music unites not only a princess and a frog but also kids and grown-ups. Read full review
The film billed as the first Disney animation to boast an African American "princess" is really about a resourceful bootstrapper in New Orleans, a young woman allergic to the fairy-tale pap spoon-fed to young girls. Read full review
Two things keep the film off Disney's top shelf. First, Naveen is a dull hero; his good-natured vanity isn't engaging until late in the story. Second, Newman's songs are less bland than usual but no more memorable. Read full review
Randy Newman's songs are catchy and are effective within the movie's context, but I can't see any of them having "legs" beyond the screen the way tunes from the earlier animated musicals did. Read full review
Marks Disney's rediscovery of a strong narrative loaded with vibrant characters and mind-bending, hilarious situations. Read full review
Emphasizes backing up wishes with hard work. That proviso is a thoughtful message for young moviegoers. Read full review
The voice actors are also excellent, especially Michael-Leon Wooley as a bouncy trumpet-playing alligator and Jim Cummings as a lovelorn Cajun firefly. Read full review
Part of the problem with "P&F" is that Tiana and Naveen's connection feels superficial. Read full review
Pea-green princess power.
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Interview: Princess and the Frog Directors Ron Clements and John Musker
The geniuses behind Aladdin, on returning to hand-drawn features and what inspired the story.
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