The Princess & The Frog is Disney's first attempt to bring back the Disney classic animation style that has been successful for more than 70 years.
The story is based on the fairy tale "The Frog Princess". The action takes place in New Orleans : the prince Naveen, is changed into a frog by a mysterious wizard. In an attempt to get back to his human form, he mistakes Tiana, a black young woman, for a princess... who is turned into a frog as result.
This is a musical animated film, in the same tradition that Walt Disney brought since Snow White. Although, when compared to the classic Disney Princess films, it has a modern feeling : the prince is a bit on the womanizer side, and Tiana isn't the typical princess either, being hard working and having a strong personality.
The film has been released widely in theaters on December 11th, 2009 in the USA, which makes it the first traditionally animated Disney film released in theaters in five years. (since Home on the Range)
Will this film bring back the GOOD hand drawn films and lower the CGI/3D crude-humor films trend? Will Disney consider making more magic animated gems like they used to, being followed and taken for reference by the other companies instead of the opposite? This will all depend on the film success!
A quick reminder!
Hey Zootopia/Zootropolis fans--the red hour approaches! If you have any questions you would like to post to Byron Howard, a principal director of the movie, NOW is the time to get your questions posted!
The deadline for submitting questions is 11:59 P.M. (23:59 hours), Eastern Daylight Time (-5 hours Greenwich Mean Time) tonight, Friday, July 1st! You can post those here, and they will be submitted this weekend to the Walt Disney Company's Publicity Department head for forwarding along to Byron Howard. Within a short time, we will then receive our answers, and I [...]
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Hey gang! Well, there's been a bunch of new additions to Zootopia Source lately, and I'd like to bring you up to speed in case you missed anything! I would also note that, probably in a few days, we'll be doing a feature on recent fan uploads, because we certainly don't want to ignore the creations of members of the site who've been working hard in that area! But there is a lot of official material to cover here, so we hope you'll be patient with our holding off for a few days on the latter thing.
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POSSIBLE Zootopia directors interview!
Good news, folks! I have reached out to Zootopia director Byron Howard, on Twitter, with a request to have the honor of interviewing he, Richard Moore, Jared Bush and anyone else we can. And his response was amenable, though he specified that the request has to go through the Walt Disney Company's Publicity Department. (UPDATE BELOW...please scroll down for more info!)
I got a contact name and e-mail from Byron, and have been negotiating some initial protocols, and what they will or WON'T allow us to do (which entails a lot of hoop-jumping-through, if you get [...]
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Following it’s wide release last week on June 17th, Finding Dory set the record with a massive $136.2m on it’s domestic opening weekend. This significantly surpasses the previous record holder Shrek the Third, which made $121.6m on it’s [...]
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