Age Group: Youth +
Release Year: 2009
My Rating: 5/5
In the era of all that jazz and flappers, Tiana is a strong and independent girl who dreams of opening her own luxurious restaurant. Following her father's words, she works hard everyday by juggling two jobs, trying to get by.
She gets hired to cater at her best friend's family's costume social function where she accidentally gets food spilled all over her clothes. After dressing up like a princess, she encounters a talking frog who claims to be Naveen, a prince who recently arrived to town. He requests that she kisses him in order for him to revert back to normal. When she does, she turns into a frog instead!
In this new princess tale, the audience will enjoy this fun and heart-felt movie.
It has been such a long time since I've seen a Disney movie in cartoon since most of them are in 3-D now. I am so glad that I got the opportunity to watch The Princess and the Frog because it is an absolutely amazing movie!
It has been awhile since I saw such positive messages being thrown at me from a children's movie. Yes, there is a moral behind most kid movies but this one didn't bother being discreet about it...and I love it! Tiana is a no non-sense girl who yet enjoys the little things in life. In contrast, Naveen doesn't give a care in the world and is quite spoiled. Most of the time, Disney princes reveal themselves towards the end and swoop the princess into his arms where they proceed to live happily ever after. I hate that sort of relationship when it comes to anything because if the prince was ugly, guaranteed that there would be none of that typical Disney stuff. Tiana disliked Naveen a lot because of his personality and when the two came together, I loved the chemistry between them! (Have to admit, Naveen is the first Disney prince I had ever crush on!)
I never really see any movies or books that take place in the 1920s or somewhere in that general era. So to see that this story's setting is at that age and bringing back that world through the clothing, music, and attitude, I found it so much better! Now I definitely want to read more stories about this time because I am getting tired of the same Victorian era stuff. Where are my 20th century based books??
This is a two thumbs up film that I recommend for the kids and the family to watch together!