If you or your child are a lover of Disney princesses such as Aurora, Ariel, Belle and Jasmine, then bare in mind that this movie is a bit more grimey than Disney's other fairy tale adaptations, full of bugs, slimey reptiles and amphibians, and gun-toting yokels!
The movie does feature the traditional fairy tale of the princess kissing the frog and living happily ever after, but the story that these characters go through is a bit more complicated than that. first of all, our heroine Tiana is not a princess - she's a hard working young waitress who does not believe in fairy tales and happy endings, she's a firm believer that she'll achieve what she wants through sheer hard work. However, times are tough, and even her hard work is not enough to buy her own dream. Tiana soon meets a womanising prince who has been turned into a frog by an evil magician, and when the frog promises that she'll be rewarded for ending his curse, she reluctantly agrees - and because she's not a princess, she ends up turning into a frog herself!
The two then embark on a perilous journey through the swamps in hope of finding a witch who can restore their human forms. There are plenty of homages to old disney movies from Cinderella to Beuty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid. The backdrops are stunning - some of the best I've ever seen in a Disney movie. The voice acting is top-notch, and includes such veterans as John Goodman, Keith David and Oprah Winfrey. The songs, while not as memorable as most Disney classics, are catchy and lively. there are some lovable and vibrant characters including Tiana's over-enthusiastic childhood friend, the evil magician who conjures shadow demons, a jazz loving Alligator and slack-jawed firefly who is in love with somebody a bit too far out of his reach!
Disney's Princess and the Frog offers a magical and refreshing experience with tons of unexpected laughs and mishaps along the way.