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The Princess and the Frog
Directed by Ron Clements
John Musker
Produced by Peter Del Vecho
Screenplay by Ron Clements
John Musker
Rob Edwards
Story by Ron Clements
John Musker
Greg Erb
Jason Oremland
Don Hall
Starring Anika 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 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 (2009-11-25) (Los Angeles premiere)
December 11, 2009 (2009-12-11) (United States)
Running time 97 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $105 million
Money made $267,045,765

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

Release dates

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
Flag of Mexico.svg 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 nominations

Award Category Nominee Result
2009 Satellite Awards 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 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
Best Song
("Almost There")
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
("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 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
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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