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This review is from: The Princess and the Frog [DVD] (DVD)
I thought this film was excellent and had been looking forward to taking my three and a half year old for weeks! Visually, the film was 'old school' animation but included some psychadelic sequences which were impressive. The voodoo character and the spirits he conjours are spooky and my daughter was a bit scared of them but not enough for me to be worried - and they weren't in the film that much.
The princess character was in frog form for the majority of the film which led to my daughter asking on several occasions when she was going to be human again, but it was kind of the point of the film - looks aren't everything.
The supporting characters were brilliant - Charlotte the spoilt but sweet rich girl, Louis the jazz-loving alligator and Ray the lovesick firefly. I particularly loved Mama Odie who wasn't in it enough for me. There were several laugh-out-loud moments and it was quite fast-paced so neither of us got restless.
It was good to see a black lead character (even though she was actually green for most of the film) and great to have a princess who's feisty and independent rather than a victim waiting to be rescued - a much better role model for young girls, I think. Overall it was a fantastic film and I can't wait for it to come out on DVD.
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Initial post: 24 Apr 2010, 22:56:18 BST
Don't quite understand how people can review a product that has not been released? Sometimes cinema films differ in parts to that of the then released DVD. CAn anyone explain for me?
In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jun 2010, 16:32:33 BST
I could review this film before it's released in the UK because I bought my copy last week in Paris!
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