The Princess and the Frog

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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[1]
Money made $267,045,765[2]


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[change | change source]

Awards and nominations[change | change source]

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")

References[change | change source]

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