Disney’s retelling of The Princess and the Frog is set in the Jazz Age of New Orleans. The princess of the story is Tiana, who is someone that young girls could look up to. She is intelligent and complex. She grew up with the philosophy that she needs to work to accomplish what she wants in life.
Prince Naveen was transformed into a frog by a voodoo witchdoctor. He persuaded Tiana to kiss him so that he would be a human again. But unlike the fairy tale Frog Prince where the kiss broke the curse, Tiana turned into a frog as well. Now with the help of a Cajun firefly, trumpet-playing gator and an old blind lady, the two frogs attempt to break the curse before time runs out.
The jazz music enhanced the story of Princess and the Frog. It helped tell the story. Kudos to Randy Newman for creating beautiful music that goes well with the animation. You could feel the Louisiana flavor through the music.
Princess and the Frog has all the right elements of Disney animated movies from the 90s. It is a good combination of old school Disney with new elements to make it attractive to the younger generation. It is a fun and entertaining ride that you’ll enjoy from start to finish.