The Princess and the Frog

Release Date: December 11th 2009

Plot Outline: A young working class girl gets herself turned into a frog when she kisses a frog that wants to be human again.

Tiana is not your typical princess. She works two jobs and has realistic goals and dreams. She sings songs with lyrics like, “The only way to get what you want in this world is through hard work.” And, “I worked hard for everything I got and that’s the way it’s suppose to be. If u do your best each and everyday good things are sure to come your way.”
The Princess and the Frog is just a cartoon but the characters are strongly developed. They all have defined personalities.

The Princess and the Frog reminded me of a mixture between The Swan Princess and Cinderella.
I was shocked the movie killed off a character. I couldn’t help but wonder how parents across the world explained death to their small children after that scene.

Though the songs in The Princess and the Frog relayed positive messages, they weren’t at all catchy. I couldn’t wait for the characters to stop singing.

I loved this movie. It was adorable and a refreshing change from the typical Disney movies. Everyone made a big deal that the princess is black and the movie takes place in New Orleans. I like the diversity and feel this will open us up to more diverse characters in the future. I also greatly appreciated the positive messages throughout the movie. Hopefully it actually makes an impact on kids.

We need more movies like The Princess and the Frog.


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