The Princess and the Frog

2009 American animated musical romantic fantasy film by Disney

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 Princess and the Frog
Directed byRon Clements
John Musker
Produced byPeter Del Vecho
Screenplay byRon Clements
John Musker
Rob Edwards
Story byRon Clements
John Musker
Greg Erb
Jason Oremland
Don Hall
Based onThe Frog Princess
by E. D. Baker
StarringAnika Noni Rose
Bruno Campos
Keith David
Michael-Leon Wooley
Jennifer Cody
Jim Cummings
Peter Bartlett
Jenifer Lewis
Oprah Winfrey
Terrence Howard
John Goodman
Abigail Kubeka
Music byRandy Newman
Edited byJeff Draheim
Production
company
Distributed byWalt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Release date
  • November 25, 2009 (2009-11-25) (Los Angeles premiere)
  • December 11, 2009 (2009-12-11) (United States)
Running time
97 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$105 million[1]
Box office$267,045,765[2]

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 charactersEdit

Release datesEdit

Country Premiere
  Chile 3 December 2009
  Venezuela 4 December 2009
  Austria 10 December 2009
   Switzerland 10 December 2009 (German speaking region)
  Germany 10 December 2009
  Lebanon 10 December 2009
  Malaysia 10 December 2009
  Singapore 10 December 2009
  Brazil 11 December 2009
  Canada 11 December 2009
  Ghana 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
  Ecuador 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
  Estonia 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
  Hong Kong 11 February 2010
  Romania 12 February 2010
  Taiwan 12 February 2010
  Slovakia 18 February 2010
  Finland 19 February 2010
  Norway 19 February 2010
  Israel 25 February 2010
  India 26 February 2010
  Japan 6 March 2010
  Kenya 26 March 2010
  Thailand 8 April 2010

Awards and nominationsEdit

Award Category Nominee Result
2009 Satellite Awards[5] Best Motion Picture, Animated or Mixed Media The Princess and the Frog Nominated
Best Original Song Randy Newman
("Almost There")
Randy Newman
("Down in New Orleans")
2009 Producers Guild of America Awards[6] Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures Peter Del Vecho
2009 Online Film Critics Society Awards[7] Best Animated Feature The Princess and the Frog
67th Golden Globe Awards[8] Best Animated Feature Film
2009 Chicago Film Critics Association[9] Best Animated Feature
2009 Critics Choice Awards[10] Best Picture
Best Animated Feature
Best Score Randy Newman
Best Song
("Almost There")
2009 Black Reel Awards[11] Best Film The Princess and the Frog
Best Song, Original or Adapted Ne-Yo
("Never Knew I Needed")
Anika Noni Rose
("Almost There")
Won
Anika Noni Rose
("Down in New Orleans")
Nominated
Best Voice Performance Keith David
Anika Noni Rose Won
Best Ensemble The Princess and the Frog Nominated
37th Annie Awards[12] 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
Eric Goldberg Won
Bruce W. Smith Nominated
Voice Acting in a Feature Production Jennifer Cody ("Charlotte") Won
Jenifer Lewis ("Mama Odie") Nominated
82nd Academy Awards[13]
Best Animated Feature Ron Clements and John Musker
Best Original Song Randy Newman ("Almost There")
Randy Newman ("Down in New Orleans")
36th Saturn Awards[14] Best Animated Film The Princess and the Frog
2010 Teen Choice Awards[15][16] Choice Movie: Animated
2011 Grammy Awards[17] Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Randy Newman ("Down in New Orleans")

ReferencesEdit

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  11. The Black Reel Awards (December 16, 2009). ""Precious" and "Princess" Top Black Reel Awards Nominations". BlackReelAwards.com. Retrieved December 27, 2009.
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  13. "Oscar nominations announced: 'Avatar,' 'Hurt Locker' lead with nine each". ew.com. 2010. Retrieved February 2, 2010.
  14. "The 36th Saturn Award Nominations". The Saturn Awards. Retrieved June 26, 2010.
  15. "First Wave of "Teen Choice 2010" Nominees Announced". The Futon Critic. June 14, 2010. Retrieved June 15, 2010.
  16. "Winners of 'Teen Choice 2010' Awards Announced; Teens Cast More Than 85 Million Votes".
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