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The Princess and the Frog
A princess in a swamp with a frog standing on her hand
Theatrical Poster
Directed by Ron Clements
John Musker
Produced by Peter Del Vecho
John Lasseter
(Executive producer)
Written by Ron Clements
John Musker
Rob Edwards
(Screenplay)
Ron Clements
John Musker
Greg Erb
Jason Oremland
Don Hall
(Story)
Starring Anika Noni Rose
Bruno Campos
Keith David
Michael-Leon Wooley
Jim Cummings
Jenifer Lewis
John Goodman
Oprah Winfrey
Jennifer Cody
Peter Bartlett
Terrence Howard
Music by Randy Newman
Editing by Jeff Draheim
Studio Walt Disney Animation Studios
Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures
Release date(s) November 25, 2009 (2009-11-25)
(Los Angeles premiere)
December 11, 2009 (2009-12-11)
Running time 97 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $105 million[1]
Gross revenue $247,047,141[2]

The Princess and the Frog is a 2009 American animated family film based on E. D. Baker's novel The Frog Princess, which was in turn inspired by the Grimm brothers' fairy tale "The Frog Prince".[3] It is the 49th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics line, and the first of these films to be traditionally (2D) animated since 2004's Home on the Range. The film was directed by John Musker and Ron Clements, directors of The Great Mouse Detective, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules, and Treasure Planet, with songs and score composed by Randy Newman and featuring the voices of Anika Noni Rose, Oprah Winfrey,[4] Keith David, Jim Cummings, John Goodman, Jenifer Lewis, Bruno Campos, Michael-Leon Wooley, Peter Bartlett and Terrence Howard. Tiana, the main character, is also notable as Disney's first black princess.[5]

The film, which began production under the working title The Frog Princess, is an American fairy tale, Broadway-style musical set in the French Quarter of New Orleans at the height of the Roaring Twenties. A prince named Naveen (Bruno Campos) from the land of Maldonia is transformed into a frog by the evil scheming voodoo magician Dr. Facilier (Keith David).[6] The frog prince mistakes a girl named Tiana (Anika Noni Rose) for a princess and has her kiss him to break the spell. The kiss does not break the spell, but instead turns Tiana into a frog as well. Together, the two of them must reach the good voodoo queen of the deepest, darkest part of the Bayou, Mama Odie (Jenifer Lewis), while befriending a trumpet-playing alligator Louis (Michael-Leon Wooley) and a hopelessly romantic Cajun firefly named Ray (Jim Cummings) along the way.

The film opened in limited release in New York and Los Angeles on November 25, 2009, and released in wide on December 11, 2009. On February 2nd, 2010, the film received three Academy Award nominations: one for Best Animated Feature and two for Best Original Song [7]

Contents

Plot summary

The film follows waitress and aspiring restaurant owner Tiana as she tries to fulfill her late father's dream in 1920's New Orleans. In the opening scene, we see her working two jobs just to save up enough money to secure the ideal building for her restaurant. Despite her mother's worries, Tiana remains single minded in opening "Tiana's Place."

Meanwhile, Prince Naveen of Maldonia has arrived in New Orleans determined to better his financial situation. After being cut off by his parents, Naveen is forced to marry a rich southern belle. It soon becomes obvious that Tiana's best friend and the rich sugar baron's daughter, Charlotte LaBouff, is the perfect candidate.

Lurking in the shadows is voodoo master, Dr. Facilier. Angry at the neglect he receives from the rich and powerful, Facilier ropes the money-hungry Naveen and his emotionally abused sidekick, Lawrence, into a terrible scheme that involves turning Naveen into a frog. Lawrence adopts the prince's likeness and sets out to marry Charlotte with plans to split the money with Facilier who has some shady plans of his own.

Thanks to an unfortunate circumstance and one magical kiss Tiana loses the bid to her dream restaurant and is transformed into a frog. In a moment of desperation, she strikes a deal with Naveen, which demands that after he marries Charlotte, he shall buy her restaurant. Things begin to change however, as the two mismatched frogs start to fall in love during their dangerous jaunt across Louisiana's swamp lands. Accompanied by the trumpet playing alligator Louis and the Cajun firefly Ray, Tiana and Naveen travel, risk life and limb to return to their beloved New Orleans. Along the way, Tiana discovers that there is more to life than just hard work and after returning to her human form, she marries her prince and gets her restaurant.

Cast

  • Anika Noni Rose as Tiana "Tia", a waitress and aspiring chef who dreams of owning her own restaurant one day.[8] She is the protagonist of the film and is notable as Disney's first black princess.[5] Originally, Tiana was supposed to be called "Maddy."
    • Elizabeth Dampier voices Tiana as a child.
  • Bruno Campos as Prince Naveen, the 20-year-old prince of Maldonia who comes to the French Quarter for the jazz scene and with whom Tiana and Charlotte both fall in love.
  • Jennifer Cody as Charlotte "Lottie" La Bouff, a southern débutante and Tiana's childhood friend.
    • Breanna Brooks voices Charlotte as a child.
  • Keith David as Doctor Facilier, aka The Shadow Man, the main antagonist of the film. Supervising Animator Bruce W. Smith cited Facilier as the 'lovechild' of his two favorite Disney Villains; Captain Hook from Peter Pan, and Cruella De Vil from One Hundred and One Dalmatians.[9] He is defeated when his voodoo charm is destroyed by Tiana, causing the spirits, voodoo dolls, shadows, and ghosts to turn on him and trap him in a tombstone forever. His shadow has a mind of it's own and can interact with other people like the other voodoo shadows can via the people's shadows. The last time it is seen is when Facilier runs from his betraying ghost friends and it's left behind, a shadow grabs it's leg, causing it and it's master to be dragged into a voodoo transformation portal. Facilier is first seen simply swindling people out of money for potions that have horrible side affects. He promises the ghosts they may have souls dy once he kills Big Daddy La Bouff if they let him borror some shadow minions,that's why breaking the charm would drive them to kill him.
  • Jenifer Lewis as Mama Odie, a blind voodoo priestess who serves as the film's Fairy Godmother.
  • Jim Cummings as Ray, a lovesick Cajun firefly who knows Mama Odie and offers to help the frogs get to her. He is later killed in the film when Facilier hits him to the ground and then crushes him. He was reunited with Evangeline at the end and turned into a second evening star.
  • Michael-Leon Wooley as Louis, a trumpet-playing alligator whose dream is to become human so he can join a jazz band.
  • Emeril Lagasse as Marlon, an alligator.
  • Kevin Michael Richardson as Ian, an alligator.
  • Peter Bartlett as Lawrence, Prince Naveen's valet.
  • John Goodman as Eli "Big Daddy" La Bouff, a wealthy Southern sugar mill owner and father of Charlotte La Bouff.
  • Oprah Winfrey as Eudora, Tiana's mother.[4]
  • Terrence Howard as James, Tiana's late father, who instills work ethics in Tiana.
  • Don Hall as Darnell, a frog hunter.[10]
  • Jerry Kernion as Mr. Henry Fenner
  • Corey Burton as Mr. Harvey Fenner
  • Randy Newman as Cousin Randy

Production

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Animation

Disney had once announced that Home on the Range would be the studio's last 2D animated film entry to their animated features canon, but after the company's acquisition of Pixar in early 2006, it was reported that Ed Catmull and John Lasseter, new leaders of the animation department, had decided to re-open the door to Disney's tradition of handdrawn animation.[11] Many animators who had either been fired or had left the studio after the 2004 closure were located and re-hired for the project.[12]

The Princess and the Frog was written and directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, whose earlier works included The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Hercules.[13][14] The story for the film was developed by merging two other projects in development at the time.[12] One of the projects was based on E. D. Baker's The Frog Princess, in which the story's heroine kisses a frog in hopes of becoming a princess, only to become a frog herself.[12]

The film returns to the Broadway-style musical in the style of the successful Disney films like Walt's classics, and the musical renaissance of the late-1980s and all of the 1990s.[15] Rhett Wickham also reported that John Lasseter had personally asked Ron Clements and John Musker to direct and write the film, and had let them choose in what form (either traditional animation or CGI) they wanted the film to be made. Toon Boom Animation's Toon Boom Harmony software was used in the digital processing of the film, as the old CAPS system Disney developed with Pixar in the 1980s is now outdated.[16]

While the Goofy short How to Hook Up Your Home Theater experimented with paperless animation, the artists on The Princess and the Frog used traditional pencil and paper that is scanned into the computers. Although a new pipeline for hand-drawn animation using Toon Boom Harmony has been developed at the studio, the actual animation process remains the same.[17] The visual effects, as well as many of the backgrounds, were created digitally using tools such as Wacom Cintiq tablet displays.[18] Marlon West, one of Disney's veteran animation visual effects supervisors, says about the production; “Those guys had this bright idea to bring back hand-drawn animation, but everything had to be started again from the ground up. One of the first things we did was focus on producing shorts, to help us re-introduce the 2D pipeline. I worked as vfx supervisor on the Goofy short, How to Hook Up Your Home Theater. It was a real plus for the effects department, so we went paperless for The Princess and the Frog.”[19]

The former trend in Disney's hand-drawn features where the characters were influenced by a CGI-look has been abandoned. Andreas Deja, a veteran Disney animator who supervised the character of Mama Odie in Princess and the Frog, says "I always thought that maybe we should distinguish ourselves to go back to what 2D is good at, which is focusing on what the line can do rather than volume, which is a CG kind of thing. So we are doing less extravagant Treasure Planet kind of treatments. You have to create a world but [we're doing it more simply]. What we're trying to do with Princess and the Frog is hook up with things that the old guys did earlier. It's not going to be graphic...".[17] He also mentions that Lasseter is aiming for the Disney sculptural and dimensional look of the 1950s. He quoted "all those things that were non graphic, which means go easy on the straight lines and have one volume flow into the other -- an organic feel to the drawing."[17]

Clements and Musker had agreed from very early on that the style they were aiming for was primarily that of Lady and the Tramp, a film which they and John Lasseter feel represents the "peak of a certain kind of animation of the classic Disney animation style".[20] Lady and the Tramp also heavily informed the style of the New Orleans scenes, while Bambi served as the template for the bayou scenes.[20]

Music

On November 15, 2006, it was revealed that Randy Newman, who is responsible for the music of five Pixar films, would be in charge of the music in the film instead of Alan Menken and his new lyricist Glenn Slater. This change was due to John Lasseter not wanting the public to feel Disney being repetitive, as Menken was also working on another Disney fairy tale film, Enchanted.[citation needed]

During the Walt Disney Company's annual shareholder meeting in March 2007, Randy Newman and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band performed a song from the film called "Down in New Orleans", while slides of pre-production art from the film played on a screen. Other songs include "Almost There" (a solo for Tiana), "Dig a Little Deeper" (a song for Mama Odie), "When We're Human" (a song for Louis, Tiana and Naveen [as frogs]), "Friends on the Other Side" (a solo for Doctor Facilier), and "Gonna Take You There" and "Ma Belle Evangeline" (two solos for Ray). An end credit song called "Never Knew I Needed" written and performed by Ne-Yo. [21]

Voice cast

On December 1, 2006, a detailed casting call was announced for the film at the Manhattan Theatre Source forum.[22] The casting call states the film as being an American fairy tale musical set in New Orleans during the 1920s Jazz Age, and provides a detailed list of the film's major characters, including the leading character, who at that point was to be called Maddy. Disney later officially confirmed this.[21]

In February 2007, it was reported that Jennifer Hudson and Anika Noni Rose were top contenders for the voice of the princess, and that Alicia Keys directly contacted Disney's studio chief Dick Cook, telling him that she wanted the role very much.[23] It was later reported that Tyra Banks was considered for the role as well.[24] On April 19, 2007, it was confirmed that Anika Noni Rose would be voicing Princess Tiana.[25] On July 5, 2007, it was reported that Keith David would be doing the voice of Dr. Facilier, the villain of the film.[26]

Promotion and release

On April 20, 2007, E! reported that the title of the film could possibly be changed from The Frog Princess to The Princess and the Frog, and that the lead character Maddy may be getting a name change as well.[27] On May 4, 2007, USA Today published an article that referred to the film as The Princess and the Frog, and to the lead character as "Tiana" rather than Maddy, supporting the earlier reported name-change possibilities.[28] Four days later, BET and other online sites reported that Disney spokeswoman Heidi Trotta stated that some of the original release information was incorrect, and confirmed the USA Today names "Princess Tiana" and The Princess and the Frog to be correct. Trotta stated "Princess Tiana will be a heroine in the great tradition of Disney’s rich animated fairy tale legacy, and all other characters and aspects of the story will be treated with the greatest respect and sensitivity."[29]

The film premiered in theaters with a limited run in New York and Los Angeles beginning on November 25, 2009, followed by wide release on December 11, 2009. [30] The film was originally set for release on Christmas Day 2009, but its release date was changed due to the competitive nature of the family film, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, scheduled for release the same day.[31]

Box office

On its limited day release, the film grossed $263,890 at only two theaters and grossed $786,190 its opening weekend.[32][33] On its opening day in wide release, the film grossed $7,020,000 at 3,434 theaters.[34] It went on to gross $24,208,916 over the opening weekend averaging $7,050 per theater,[35] marking it the highest-grossing start to date for an animated movie in December, while being less auspicious than the animated movies from Walt Disney Pictures' 1990s traditional animation heyday.[36] After 110 days of being released the film has grossed $104,047,141 in the United States and Canada, and $143,000,000 in other markets, making a worldwide gross of $247,047,141.[2]

Home video

The Princess and the Frog was released in North America on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on March 16, 2010.[37] The film is available in DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray combo-pack editions; the combo pack will include DVD and digital copies of the film, along with the Blu-ray Disc version.[37]

Theme Parks

At both the Disneyland Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort, a live parade and show called "Tiana's Showboat Jubilee!" premiered on October 26th, 2009.

In Disneyland Resort, actors in New Orleans Square parading to the Rivers of America and boarding the park's steamboat. From there, the cast, starring Princess Tiana, Prince Naveen, Louis the alligator, and Doctor Facilier, would sing songs from the movie, such as "Down in New Orleans," "Almost There," "When We're Human," "Friends on the Other Side," "Dig a Little Deeper," and "Gonna Take You There" following a short storyline taking place after the events of the film. The Disneyland version's actors actually partook in singing, while the Walt Disney World rendition incorporated lip-syncing.

The Disneyland Resort's "Tiana's Showboat Jubilee!" ran until January 3rd, 2010, while the Rivers of America were drained as the tracks were replaced and the Mark Twain riverboat's deck was being refurbished. The show was replaced by an alternative, land-based event, called "Princess Tiana's Mardi Gras Celebration," which features Princess Tiana along with five of the original presentation's "Mardi Gras dancers" and the park's "Jambalaya Jazz Band" as they sing/play/dance to "Down in New Orleans," "Almost There," "When We're Human," "My Belle Evangeline," "Dig a Little Deeper," and "Gonna Take You There".

Tiana is also due to appear in Disneyland Paris' New Generation Festival.

Reception

The film was received largely positive reviews by critics and viewers alike. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 85% of 144 critics have given the film a positive review, with a rating average of 7.4 out of 10. [38] Among Rotten Tomatoes' "Top Critics", which consists of popular and notable critics from the top newspapers, websites, television and radio programs, the film holds an overall approval rating of 81%, based on a sample of 31 reviews and amongst the Rotten Tomatoes' community, the film holds an overall approval rating of 89%, based on a sample of 964 reviews. The site's general consensus is that "The warmth of traditional Disney animation makes this occasionally lightweight fairy-tale update a lively and captivating confection for the holidays."[39] Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 0–100 from film critics, has a rating score of 73 based on 28 reviews.[40]

Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly gave the film an "A" and wrote in her review that "the creative team behind The Princess and the Frog upholds the great tradition of classic Disney animation." [41] Kirk Honeycutt of The Hollywood Reporter wrote in his review that "The narrative behind The Princess and the Frog is that Walt Disney Animation has rediscovered its traditional hand-drawn animation, which has been supplanted by computer-generated cartoons." Honeycutt also praised the film for "a thing called story." [42] David Germain of the Associated Press wrote that "Princess and the Frog isn't the second coming of Beauty and the Beast or The Lion King. It's just plain pleasant, an old-fashioned little charmer that's not straining to be the next glib animated compendium of pop-culture flotsam." [43] Justin Chang of Variety being less receptive of the film stating "this long-anticipated throwback to a venerable house style never comes within kissing distance of the studio's former glory." [44] Joe Neumaier of the New York Daily News gave the film 3/5 stars claimed "The Princess and the Frog breaks the color barrier for Disney princesses, but is a throwback to traditional animation and her story is a retread." [45] Village Voice’s Scott Foundas’s response towards the film is that "the movie as a whole never approaches the wit, cleverness, and storytelling brio of the studio's early-1990s animation renaissance (Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King) or pretty much anything by Pixar." [46] Betsy Sharkey of the Los Angeles Times gave the film a positive review claiming "With The Princess and the Frog they've gotten just about everything right. The dialogue is fresh-prince clever, the themes are ageless, the rhythms are riotous and the return to a primal animation style is beautifully executed." [47] Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert, giving the film three out of four stars, highly praised the film admiring Disney's step back to traditional animation saying, "This is what classic animation once was like!" and, in his print review wrote, "No 3-D! No glasses! No extra ticket charge! No frantic frenzies of meaningless action! And...good gravy! A story! Characters! A plot!"[48] The financial and critical success of The Princess and the Frog has persuaded Disney to greenlight at least one new hand-drawn animated feature to be released every two years.[12]

Soundtrack

The film's soundtrack album, The Princess and the Frog: Original Songs and Score, contains ten original songs and seven instrumental pieces. The music, a mixture of jazz, zydeco, blues and gospel sounds, was composed, conducted and arranged by Pixar composer Randy Newman. R&B recording artist and producer Ne-Yo made a song exclusively for the film called Never Knew I Needed, an R&B love song referring to the romance between the film's two main characters (Tiana and Naveen). The soundtrack was released on November 23, 2009, the day before the limited release of the film in New York and Los Angeles. The songs are performed by various artists, most of whom lend their voices to the characters in the movie.[49]

Marketing

The Princess and the Frog was supported by a wide array of merchandise leading up to and following the film's release. Although Disney's main marketing push was not set to begin until November 2009, positive word-of-mouth promotion created demand for merchandise well in advance of the film.[50] Princess Tiana costumes were selling out prior to Halloween 2009, and a gift set of Tiana-themed hair care products from Carol's Daughter sold out in seven hours on the company's website.[50] Other planned merchandise includes a cookbook for children and even a wedding gown.[50] Princess Tiana was also featured a few months before the release in the Disney on Ice: Celebrations show.[citation needed]

Awards and nominations

The film has been nominated for eight Annie Awards. The results were announced at the 37th Annie Awards Ceremony on February 6, 2010 and the film won three of them.[51] The film was also nominated for Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, but lost to Up.[52]

Award Category Nominee Result
2009 Satellite Awards[53] 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[54] Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures Peter Del Vecho
2009 Online Film Critics Society Awards[55] Best Animated Feature The Princess and the Frog
67th Golden Globe Awards[56] Best Animated Feature Film The Princess and the Frog
2009 Chicago Film Critics Association[57] Best Animated Feature The Princess and the Frog
2009 Critics Choice Award[58] Best Picture The Princess and the Frog
Best Animated Feature The Princess and the Frog
Best Score Randy Newman
Best Song
("Almost There")
Randy Newman
2009 Black Reel Awards[59] Best Film The Princess and the Frog Nominated
Best Song, Original or Adapted Ne-Yo
("Never Knew I Needed")
Nominated
Anika Noni Rose
("Almost There")
Won
Anika Noni Rose
("Down in New Orleans")
Nominated
Best Voice Performance Keith David Nominated
Anika Noni Rose Won
Best Ensemble The Princess and the Frog Nominated
37th Annie Awards[51] Best Animated Feature The Princess and the Frog Nominated
Animated Effects James DeValera Mansfield Won
Production Design in a Feature Production Ian Gooding Nominated
Character Animation in a Feature Production Andreas Deja Nominated
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[52]
Best Animated Feature Ron Clements and John Musker Nominated
Best Song Randy Newman ("Almost There")
Randy Newman ("Down in New Orleans")

Video game

Disney announced on June 4, 2009, that they would release a video game inspired by the film and it was released on November 2009 exclusively for Wii and Nintendo DS platforms. It has been officially described an "adventure through the exciting world of New Orleans in a family-oriented video game," featuring favorite moments from the film and challenges for Princess Tiana.[60]

See also

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The Princess and the Frog is an animated film from Disney studios. It follows he story of Tiana and Prince Neveen, who have directly and indirectly been turned into frogs by the Shadow Man, Dr. Facilier.

Contents

Tiana

  • There is no way in this whole wide world, I will ever, ever, ever, I mean, never, kiss a frog. Yuck!
  • [wishing on the Evening Star] Please, please, please.
  • Goodnight Cal's, good morning Duke's.

Prince Naveen

  • Come - we pucker.
  • You are secretly funny.
  • [repeated line] Achedanza...
  • [after dancing with Lawrence and sending him careening head-first into a tuba] You're finally getting into the music! Do you get my joke? Because your head, it is in the tuba!
  • If I can mince, you can dance.
  • [while dancing with Lawrence] For someone who can't see his feet, you're very light on them!
  • Well, the egg is on your face! Because I have no riches! I am COMPLETELY broke! Ha ha ha!

Charlotte (Lottie) LaBouff

  • Cheese and crackers!
  • I was beginning to think wishing on stars was just for babies and crazy people...
  • Travis! When a woman says later, she really means not ever! Now, run along. There are plenty of young fillies dyin' for you to waltz them into a stupor.
  • I never get anything I wish for!

Dr. Facilier

  • A tip of the hat from Dr. Facilier. How y'all doin'?
  • [singing] Don't you disrespect me, little man! Don't you derogate or deride! You're in my world now, not your world; and I got friends on the other side...
  • [singing] I got voodoo, I got hoodoo, I got things I ain't even tried!
  • [singing; to Naveen] Now you, young man, are from across the sea; you come from two long lines of royalty (I'm a royal myself, on my mother's side)!
  • [singing; to Lawrence] On you, little man, I don't wanna waste much time; you've been pushed around all your life. You've been pushed around by your mother and your sister and your brother, and if you was married, you'd be pushed around by your wife!

Raymond (Ray)

  • A bug gotta do what a bug gotta do!
  • Don't make me light my butt!

Mama Odie

  • Not bad for a 197-year-old blind lady!
  • It's gonna be good!
  • [singing; to Naveen] Prince Froggy is a rich little boy. You wanna be rich again? That ain't gonna make you happy now; did it make you happy then? NO!
  • JuJu! Why didn't you tell me my gumbo was burnin'?

Others

  • Louis: You can hop, but you can't hide!
  • Big Daddy: No more Mr. Pushover. Now who wants a puppy?
  • Eudora: You girls, stop tormentin' that poor little kitty! Poor little thing...

Dialogue

James: Mmm. Gumbo smells good, Tiana.
Tiana: I think it's done, Daddy.
James: Yeah. Are you sure?
Tiana: Mm-hmm.
James: Absolutely positive?
Tiana: Yes.
James: OK. I'm about to put this spoon in my...
Tiana: [yanks the spoon out of her dad's hand] Wait! [adds some hot sauce to the gumbo, then tastes it] Done. [feeds the gumbo to James]
James: Hmm.
Tiana: What?
James: Well, sweetheart, this is the... best gumbo I've ever tasted! Come here! Eudora, our little girl's got a gift!
Eudora: I coulda told you that.
James: A gift this special just gotta be shared.

Big Daddy: How about I celebrate with...
Tiana: Beignets? Got me a fresh batch just waitin' for you.
Big Daddy: Well, keep 'em comin' 'til I pass out!

Lawrence: Your Highness, I've been looking for you everywhere!
Naveen: What a coincidence, Lawrence! I've been avoiding you everywhere!

Naveen: First, I buy everyone here a drink! [everyone cheers]
Lawrence: With what? At this point, you have two choices. Woo and marry a rich young lady... Or... GET A JOB! [we see a guy shoveling horse manure, at which Naveen is disgusted]

Naveen: [after Dr. Facilier reads his palm] Lawrence, Lawrence! This remarkable gentleman has just read my palm!
Lawrence: [noticing a newspaper with the cover story being Naveen's visit] Or this morning's newspaper. Sire, this man is obviously a charlatan. I suggest we move on to a less...
Dr. Facilier: Don't you disrespect me, little man! Don't you derogate or deride!

Dr. Facilier: Mom and Dad cut you off, huh, playboy?
Naveen: Sad, but true.
Dr. Facilier: Now, y'all gonna get hitched, but hitchin' ties you down. You just wanna be free, hop from place to place, but freedom... takes green! [singing] It's the green, it's the green, it's the green you need, and when I look into your future, it's the green that I see!

Charlotte: Gimme them napkins! Quick!
Tiana: What on earth for?
Charlotte: I swear, I'm sweatin' like a sinner in church!

Tiana: [to Naveen, after she's unintentionally turned into a frog] What did you do to me?! I'm GREEN! And I'm SLIMY!
Naveen: Oh, that is not slime.
Tiana: What?!
Naveen: You are secreteing mucus.
[Enraged, Tiana attacks him.]

Tiana: You mean you were messing with the shadow man?
Naveen: He was very charismatic.

Mama Odie: Hey, Ray. How's your grandma?
Ray: She's fine. She got in a little trouble for flashing the neighbors.

Tiana: (while standing on the balcony, she sees a wishing star; sighs) I can't believe that I'm doing this. (she looks up) Please... Please... Please. (she looks down and sees a frog sitting on the balcony) Oh, very funny. So, what now? I reckon you want a kiss?
Naveen:: Kissing would be nice, yes? [Tiana screams and backs into Charlotte's room] I'm sorry! I'm sorry, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to scare you. Wait, no, no! Hold on. [Tiana starts throwing the stuffed animals at him] You know, you have a very strong arm, princess. Wait, please! All right. Put the monkey down. (she throws a stuffed monkey at him)
Tiana:: (lifts up a book) Stay back, or I'll... I'll...
Naveen: Please, please. (hops ontop of a table) Allow me to introduce myself: I am Prince Naveen (she squashes him) ...of Maldonia.
Tiana: Prince? But I didn't wish for any... Hold on, if you're the prince, then WHO was that waltzing with Lottie on the dance floor?
Naveen: The only thing I know, is that one minute I am a prince, charming and handsome, cutting-a-rug, and the next thing I know- (he trips over his feet) ...I am tripping over these. (points to his feet and Tiana lifts the book again) Wait, wait- (he catches sight of the book's title) Wait. I know this story! The Frogee Prunto!
Tiana: (hands the book to Naveen) The Frog Prince?
Naveen: Yes, my mother had the servants read this to me every night. [he begins to flip back and forth between the last two pages of the book] Yes, yes! This is exactly the answer! You must kiss me!
Tiana: Excuse me?
Naveen: You will enjoy it, I guarantee. All women enjoy the kiss of Prince Naveen. Come, we pucker. (his throat bulges out and then returns to normal) That's new.
Tiana: Look, I'm sorry. I'd really like to help you, but I just... DO NOT kiss frogs.
Naveen: Wait a second! But... on the balcony, you asked me-
Tiana: I didn't expect you to answer!
Naveen: Oh, but you must kiss me. Look, besides being unbelievably handsome, I come from a fabulously wealthy family. Surely, I can offer you some reward or a wish that I could grant, perhaps?
Tiana: (reluctantly) Just one kiss?
Naveen: Just one. Unless you beg for more [licks lips; Tiana leans in to kiss, but screams and gags]
Tiana: All right, all right. Get it together, Tiana. (she turns around quickly and kisses Naveen who lets out a dissapointing sigh, upon realizing that he is still a frog; he looks down and gasps in horror and speaks Maldonian; Tiana gazes up at the table) Well, you don't look any different. But how did you get way up there? And how did I get way down here, in all this- (she sees her hands are webbed. She looks in the mirror, sees she is a frog and screams)

Dr. Facilier: Y'all should've taken my deal. Now you will spend the rest of your life bein' a slimy little frog!
Tiana: I got news for you, Shadow Man! It's not slime, it's mucus! [takes Facilier's talisman away from him, then breaks it]
Dr. Facilier: No! NO!! [looks at the pieces of the broken talisman and freaks out] How am I ever gonna pay back my debt?! [the faces on the tombstones in front of him turn into masks] Friends!
"Friends on the Other Side": ARE YOU READY?
Dr. Facilier: No! I'm not ready at all! In fact, I got lots more plans!
"Friends on the Other Side": ARE YOU READY?
Dr. Facilier: This is just a minor setback in a major operation! [a zombie-like hand bursts out of the ground, causing him to freak out] As soon as I whip up another spell, we'll be back in business! I still got that froggy prince locked away! I just need a little more time! No, no! Please, no! [he is then dragged by the ankle of his shadow into the mouth of a giant mask] Just a little more time! I promise I'll pay y'all back! I promise! [he continues being dragged into the mask, perhaps to the "Friends'" version of Hell, until it closes its mouth, his name and terrified face being etched onto a tombstone]

Charlotte: Who'da thought the prince woulda had a younger brother? How old did you say you were?
Naveen's Brother: I'm six and a half.
Charlotte: Well, I waited this long.

Cast

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