The Princess & the Frog (2009)

 

Written & Directed by John Musker and Ron Clements

A special interlude in the Disney marathon as this new production just came out. And a welcome interlude at that because I ended up having a wonderful time with the film. It is just as magical and just as wholesome as all the other Disney films I have seen in my lifetime. The storyline was good and basic as it followed a poor black girl from the time she was little to when she was grown up, working three jobs to try and follow her dream to open a restaurant. Things get complicated and it takes more hard work to meet her dreams, along with a little luck and a little love. I loved the story and how it was treated. The characters involved were quite colorful and the look of the film matched that. Louis, the trumpet playing alligator, was my favorite. And the music was wonderful for the atmosphere of the film as well. I love jazz music and the idea of New Orleans and therefore I love the way that the filmmakers handled this material. It is heartwarming and inspiring and I love that. I really had a good time with the film and am glad to say that it fits right into the Disney tradition.

***1/2 – Great

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Adam Kuhn is a film critic and blogger at Corndog Chats. He started Corndog Chats in 2009 at the behest of his friends, and is very glad he did. Since then, he has been a contributor to The News Record and Bearcast Media, the student newspaper and radio station of the University of Cincinnati respectively, and most recently a member of the Columbus Film Critics Association.

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