The Princess and the Frog facts for kids
|The Princess and the Frog|
|Directed by||Ron Clements
|Produced by||Peter Del Vecho|
|Screenplay by||Ron Clements
|Story by||Ron Clements
|Starring||Anika Noni Rose
|Music by||Randy Newman|
|Editing by||Jeff Draheim|
|Studio||Walt Disney Animation Studios
Walt Disney Pictures
|Distributed by||Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures|
|Release date(s)||November 25, 2009(Los Angeles premiere)
December 11, 2009 (United States)
|Running time||97 minutes|
The Princess and the Frog is a 2009 American animated musical fantasy-comedy movie. It was produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 49th movie in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. The movie is loosely based on the novel The Frog Princess by E. D. Baker. That novel is in turn based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, "The Frog Prince". The takes place in 1920s New Orleans, Louisiana. The story is of a hardworking waitress named Tiana who dreams of owning her own restaurant. After kissing a prince who has been turned into a frog by an evil witch doctor, Tiana becomes a frog herself. She must find a way to turn back into a human.
The movie was in movie theaters in New York and Los Angeles on November 25, 2009. It went to more theaters on December 11, 2009.
Cast and characters
- Anika Noni Rose as Tiana/"Tia", a 19 year old waitress who wants to be a chef/restaurateur.
- Elizabeth Dampier voices Tiana as a child.
- Bruno Campos as Prince Naveen, the 20-year-old prince of Maldonia.
- Michael-Leon Wooley as Louis, a friendly, trumpet-playing alligator whose dream is to become human
- Jim Cummings as Ray, a Cajun firefly
- Keith David as Doctor Facilier, called "The Shadow Man", a voodoo witch doctor
- Jennifer Cody as Charlotte "Lottie" La Bouff, Tiana's best friend since childhood
- Breanna Brooks voices Charlotte as a child.
- Jenifer Lewis as Mama Odie, a blind voodoo priestess who is the movie's Fairy Godmother
- Peter Bartlett as Lawrence, Prince Naveen's valet
- John Goodman as Eli "Big Daddy" La Bouff, a wealthy Southern sugar mill owner
- Oprah Winfrey as Eudora, Tiana's mother.
- Terrence Howard as James, Tiana's father
Awards and nominations
|2009 Satellite Awards||Best Motion Picture, Animated or Mixed Media||The Princess and the Frog||Nominated|
|Best Original Song||Randy Newman
("Down in New Orleans")
|2009 Producers Guild of America Awards||Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures||Peter Del Vecho|
|2009 Online Film Critics Society Awards||Best Animated Feature||The Princess and the Frog|
|67th Golden Globe Awards||Best Animated Feature Film|
|2009 Chicago Film Critics Association||Best Animated Feature|
|2009 Critics Choice Awards||Best Picture|
|Best Animated Feature|
|Best Score||Randy Newman|
|2009 Black Reel Awards||Best Film||The Princess and the Frog|
|Best Song, Original or Adapted||Ne-Yo
("Never Knew I Needed")
|Anika Noni Rose
|Anika Noni Rose
("Down in New Orleans")
|Best Voice Performance||Keith David|
|Anika Noni Rose||Won|
|Best Ensemble||The Princess and the Frog||Nominated|
|37th Annie Awards||Best Animated Feature|
|Animated Effects||James DeValera Mansfield||Won|
|Production Design in a Feature Production||Ian Gooding||Nominated|
|Character Animation in a Feature Production||Andreas Deja|
|Bruce W. Smith||Nominated|
|Voice Acting in a Feature Production||Jennifer Cody ("Charlotte")||Won|
|Jenifer Lewis ("Mama Odie")||Nominated|
|82nd Academy Awards|
|Best Animated Feature||Ron Clements and John Musker|
|Best Original Song||Randy Newman ("Almost There")|
|Randy Newman ("Down in New Orleans")|
|36th Saturn Awards||Best Animated Film||The Princess and the Frog|
|2010 Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie: Animated|
|2011 Grammy Awards||Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media||Randy Newman ("Down in New Orleans")|
Images for kids
Anika Noni Rose voiced Tiana.
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