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The Princess and the Frog
|The Princess and the Frog|
|Directed by||Ron Clements|
|Produced by||Peter Del Vecho|
|Screenplay by||Ron Clements|
|Story by||Ron Clements|
|Based on||The Frog Princess|
by E. D. Baker
|Starring||Anika Noni Rose|
|Music by||Randy Newman|
|Edited by||Jeff Draheim|
|Distributed by||Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures|
The Princess and the Frog is a 2009 American animated romantic musical fantasy comedy-drama 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.
- Abigail Kubeka as Tiffany, as the witch.
- Terrence Howard as James, Tiana's father
|Chile||3 December 2009|
|Venezuela||4 December 2009|
|Austria||10 December 2009|
|Switzerland||10 December 2009 (German speaking region)|
|Germany||10 December 2009|
|10 December 2009|
|Malaysia||10 December 2009|
|Singapore||10 December 2009|
|Brazil||11 December 2009|
|Canada||11 December 2009|
|Gambia||11 December 2009|
|Mexico||11 December 2009|
|United States||11 December 2009|
|China||12 December 2009|
|Italy||18 December 2009|
|United Arab Emirates||24 December 2009|
|Hungary||24 December 2009|
|Kuwait||24 December 2009|
|Peru||24 December 2009|
|Bulgaria||25 December 2009|
|Colombia||25 December 2009|
|25 December 2009|
|Panama||25 December 2009|
|Czech Republic||26 December 2009|
|Iceland||26 December 2009|
|Egypt||30 December 2009|
|Kazakhstan||31 December 2009|
|New Zealand||31 December 2009|
|Australia||1 January 2010|
|Bolivia||1 January 2010|
|Latvia||1 January 2010|
|Russia||1 January 2010|
|Indonesia||6 January 2010|
|Argentina||7 January 2010|
|Ukraine||7 January 2010|
|Uruguay||8 January 2010|
|Vietnam||8 January 2010|
|Poland||15 January 2010|
|Croatia||21 January 2010|
|South Korea||21 January 2010|
|Syria||21 January 2010|
|22 January 2010|
|Turkey||22 January 2010|
|Switzerland||27 January 2010 (French speaking region)|
|France||27 January 2010|
|Serbia||28 January 2010|
|Slovenia||28 January 2010|
|Lithuania||29 January 2010|
|South Africa||29 January 2010|
|Belgium||3 February 2010|
|Netherlands||3 February 2010|
|Philippines||3 February 2010|
|Portugal||4 February 2010|
|Spain||5 February 2010|
|United Kingdom||5 February 2010|
|Ireland||5 February 2010|
|Sweden||5 February 2010|
|Denmark||11 February 2010|
|Greece||11 February 2010|
|11 February 2010|
|Romania||12 February 2010|
|Taiwan||12 February 2010|
|Slovakia||18 February 2010|
|Finland||19 February 2010|
|Norway||19 February 2010|
|25 February 2010|
|India||26 February 2010|
|Japan||6 March 2010|
|Kenya||26 March 2010|
|Thailand||8 April 2010|
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")|
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