This was the first time watching this particular Disney movie. I looked at the DVD case, which said, “The Best Disney Movie Since The Lion King”. I couldn’t believe that this would be true. Now, while I wouldn’t necessarily go that far, I did absolutely love this movie. It’s so fun and the New Orleans accents cracked me right up. Hey, it might even crack my top ten. Speaking of which – that will be the focus of my tenth post. So tell me in the comments what your favourite Disney movie(s) is/are and why!
Plot Summary: A fairy tale set in Jazz Age-era New Orleans and centered on a young woman named Tiana and her fateful kiss with a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again. (www.imdb.com)
Fun Fact: The Prince of Maldonia is called Naveen. Naveen is an Indian name (meaning “new”), which suggests that Maldonia is a Eurasian country (the name of Maldonia is a mix between Malta and Macedonia). During the “Down in New Orleans” montage, the newspaper mentions in print that Maldonia cannot be found on the map; i.e. it is made up for the movie. (www.imdb.com)
Favourite Character: Ray
Almost There (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woP1GRsvfjg)
Belle Evangeline (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFqLmIP6RA4)
No way in this whole world I would ever, ever, I mean never! Kiss a frog!
I’ve been looking for you everywhere. What a coincidence! I’ve been avoiding you everywhere.
I swear I’m sweatin’ like a sinner in church!
I was beginning to think wishin’ on stars was just for babies and crazy people.
No, no, no! There is no way I’m kissin’ a frog and eatin’ a bug on the same day!
I think I just chipped my favourite tooth.
Your breath darn near killed me to death.
Don’t make me light my butt!
My daddy never did get what he wanted, but he had what he needed.
My dream wouldn’t be true without you in it.
This is truly a story where you find that appearances just don’t matter. Eventually, they just give up on ever becoming human again and just become okay with the idea of being frogs as long as they can be together. It’s when they just give up and give in that their dream finally comes true. It’s a sweet romantic story and I loved it.
5 Mickeys out of 5:
Next Week’s Movie: Lady and the Tramp