Funny and charming, with good music, however the old trade of Disney. There was nothing new as would have been necessary to bring Disney back to the top of animation - this was far from being a masterpiece. Moreover, the additional characters are far more interesting than the main characters regarding character and animation. Really great for little children, otherwise not really memorable.
For a Disney flick, I was really expecting more . . . this was supposed to be the great American story of a young girl bringing herself up out of nothing, but sadly it only had a few funny moments and a whole lot of huh?!
Lifted up by incredible voice acting, tremendous songs and charming characters. Ray is easily the most likable character in any animated Disney feature, and even the seemingly cliché villain and rich white girl are great. Has a lot of the shortcomings of classical Disney animation but taking the good and the bad I'd much rather see more of this than 3D animation. I'm beginning to think if it isn't hand drawn - it isn't Disney Magic. Not quite up there with the best of the best but damn close.
Very commendable job by Disney. It's as if they found "The Princess and The Frog" stowed away in a storage room, tossed in a dusty trunk with a whole bunch of classics from its Golden Age of Cartoons and realized that they never had released it! The music throughout is fun; the storyline is wholesome. And, the characters are memorable. Recommended for all ages.
The best hand drawn Disney since the Lion King and near to Pixar quality. Emotionally engaging characters & excellent voice acting. The music could have been a little better, but thankfully Randy Newman didn't actually perform the songs. There is some childish humor; forgivable though considering the target audience. Dr. Facilier is the coolest villain since Jafar and though the two main characters spend a little too much time as frogs, their motivations and intentions develop with rich honesty.
An excellent comeback movie for Disney 2d animation. Immensely entertaining, though I saw a few of the younger kids fidgeting in parts. Tiana's a great heroine, the story's interesting, and it succeeds in being touching.
Blew away my expectations, nice take on what could of easily been a cheap rehash of a classic story. Lots of lively characters all supplied with quality voice acting. Beautiful animation and a stellar soundtrack on top of that.
Beautifully animated, with a nice story, that feels a little rushed in places and treads no real new ground, but is executed by the writers and animaters with considerable skill. Disney are having something of a second renaissance of late after a terrible decade from around 1997/8 as far as the quality of their canon movies went. Lets hope they revisit hand drawn animation again soon as there was lots to enjoy here.
- Bad: Doesn't really bring anything new to Disney (besides character being physically Black), main character is a frog most of the movie, defeating the purpose of having a Black character, main love interest (guy) is a prick and completely unlikable.
Welcome return to classical animation. One could surely accuse it of being a retread, trying to channel the songs and magic of old. However, why complain when it's this successful? Treated to fun, lovable characters and creatures, I smiled all the way through the familiar but always inventively and entertainingly told story. It's been a while since I've seen the classics but The Princess and the Frog might end up being one of my favorites. It was just about, ahem, froggin' perfect. More, please.
As much as I anticipated Disney's return to traditional 2D animation, the latest attempt is no classic, and sadly has none of the magic found in Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, or The Lion King. The story has little sweep, the characters are absolutely not interesting (for the exception of Tiana), and the music is far from memorable. Hopefully the disappointment of "The Princess and the Frog" doesn't put a stake through the heart of Disney revisiting an otherwise worthwhile brand.