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Old 03-10-07, 10:01 AM
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Disney's The Princess & The Frog (return to 2D / 2009)

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The Walt Disney Co. has started production on an animated musical fairy tale called "The Frog Princess," which will be set in New Orleans and feature the Walt Disney Studio's first black princess.

The company unveiled the plans Thursday at its annual shareholders' meeting in New Orleans.

John Lasseter, chief creative officer for Disney and the Disney-owned unit Pixar Animation Studios, said the movie would return to the classic hand-drawn animation process, instead of using computer animation that has become the industry standard. He called the film "an American fairy tale."

"The film's New Orleans setting and strong princess character give the film lots of excitement and texture," Walt Disney Studios Chairman Dick Cook said.

The movie will be scored by Randy Newman, who also wrote the music for Disney's "Toy Story," "A Bug's Life" "Toy Story 2," "Monsters, Inc." and "Cars."

Newman performed a song from the score for the shareholders.

John Musker and Ron Clements, who co-directed "The Little Mermaid" "Aladdin," and "Hercules" will co-direct the movie. The pair also wrote the story for the film.

Disney said its new animated princess Maddy will be added to its collection of animated princesses used at the company's theme parks and on consumer products.

The film is set for release in 2009.
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Apple.com link to HD trailer

Sounds promising. Lots of proven talent involved.

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Old 03-10-07, 04:01 PM
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Sounds good except I'm just not big on Randy Newman here. The stuff he does for the Pixar films is okay because it's more background music, but I'm not sure how his sound would work in a traditional musical setting.
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hire Glenn Keane back as head animator and I will be happy. The way those shitheads treated him is downright murderous when 3D took off.


Clements/Musker is great....but I want Glenn Keane back where he belongs!!!!!

Get some hit songs.....remember "Be Our Guest" "Beauty and the Beast"..."Go the Distance" "Part of your World"....this is why I was partly a fan...because of the great and catchy songs.

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Teaser:
http://www.movietrailertalk.com/2008...-and-the-frog/
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It's also on Disney's site:

http://disney.go.com/disneypictures/princessandthefrog/



... and her name has been changed from Maddy to Tiana. From Wikipedia:

The Princess and the Frog is an upcoming animated musical feature film currently being produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and based upon the classic fairy tale The Frog Princess. It will be the first traditionally animated (2-D) feature film in Disney's animated features canon since 2004's Home on the Range. When finished, it will take its place as the 48th animated film by Walt Disney Animation Studios. It is being directed by John Musker and Ron Clements, directors of The Little Mermaid and Aladdin, with songs and score composed by Randy Newman and starring the voice talents of Anika Noni Rose, Keith David, John Goodman, Jenifer Lewis, Angela Bassett and Peter Bartlett. Dreamgirls star Anika Noni Rose is providing the voice for the lead character, Tiana.

The film, which began production under the working title The Frog Princess, will be an American fairy tale musical set in New Orleans during the 1920s Jazz Age, and Tiana will be the first Black Disney Princess.

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Randy Newman will will write songs and the score for the film.
Too bad.
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^As long as he doesn't have to sing in it, I'm good.

That is Dr. John doing the singing in that trailer.....Right?
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Originally Posted by Mondo Kane
That is Dr. John doing the singing in that trailer.....Right?
That would be a "YES"... and I have no problem with that.




... anything but Randy Newman.
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re: Disney's The Princess & The Frog (return to 2D / 2009)

Added the trailer and theatrical poster to original post.

The poster is pretty sweet looking. very reminiscent of the early 90's teasers.
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I am late and just watched this and it looks awesome! Glad to see a good 'ole fashioned 2D animated movie being made. I think the story is real unique (not like I expected anything less! ). This will be a good one to look forward to!
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Now if they'd only release it on a boxset with SONG OF THE SOUTH (1946), then we'd all be happy.
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I'm hoping 2-D makes a comeback.
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Hope this does well
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Looks very promising...
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re: Disney's The Princess & The Frog (return to 2D / 2009)

Originally Posted by jeffkjoe View Post
I'm hoping 2-D makes a comeback.
It really needs to, I enjoy both styles there is more then enough room for both 2D and 3D.
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2D or 3D...I just really want a good movie/story to be told. But I do agree...there is room for 2D animation. I think Disney thought their movies were performing poorly at the box office because they weren't in 3D computer animation, but I think it had to do more with the quality of the movies. (Though Emperor's New Groove and Lilo and Stitch were both awesome.)
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re: Disney's The Princess & The Frog (return to 2D / 2009)

The trailer for this is very promising. I like the concept, the setting, and the animation looks great.
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Here are some new images from the film. I really think the choice of having the film set in New Orleans, LA is a wonderful idea. That area has so much culture to share with an audience, so it will be nice. I am also looking forward to all the songs in the movie. Those were always my favorite parts in the classics like, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, etc.
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I saw some adorable little "Princess Tianas" walking around during Halloween. So cute! Has anyone heard Ne-Yo's song for this movie? It is called "Never Knew I Needed" and I really like it. Here is the music video for anyone who wants to see it.
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re: Disney's The Princess & The Frog (return to 2D / 2009)

Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum View Post
Now if they'd only release it on a boxset with SONG OF THE SOUTH (1946), then we'd all be happy.
I'd bet 99% of the people bitching about how SONG OF THE SOUTH hasn't been released in North America have never seen it...


... because if they had, they'd stop bitchin'. It's a HORRIBLE movie. Boring as hell. Only the animated sequences are worth a damn, but the live action segments? Cure for insomnia.
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Disney Animation went downhill in the 90s when Eisner decided that, "Hey, our animated films make hundreds of millions, get Oscars, critical acclaim... LETS KNOCK ONE OUT EVERY YEAR!!!"

They went from creative events to corporate product overnight.

Not to say there weren't some good movies post-Lion King. I still love HUNCHBACK, MULAN, EMPEROR's NEW GROOVE, and much of ATLANTIS... but has anyone even given a second thought toward "Home on the Range" since 2004?
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Originally Posted by Hokeyboy View Post
Disney Animation went downhill in the 90s when Eisner decided that, "Hey, our animated films make hundreds of millions, get Oscars, critical acclaim... LETS KNOCK ONE OUT EVERY YEAR!!!"

They went from creative events to corporate product overnight.

Not to say there weren't some good movies post-Lion King. I still love HUNCHBACK, MULAN, EMPEROR's NEW GROOVE, and much of ATLANTIS... but has anyone even given a second thought toward "Home on the Range" since 2004?
I disagree. The same could be said of Pixar and they have managed to keep the quality high.
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How are they producing this? Didn't they dump all their animators about 5 years back? Outsourced hand-drawn animation? Or are they just doing it all with computers?
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Just watched the trailer - looks very good. I miss the old 2D animation and this has a great style to it. Not sure if I'll see it in theaters, but I'd like to check it out sometime.
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I disagree. The same could be said of Pixar and they have managed to keep the quality high.
You CANT say the same thing about Pixar because they never treat their films like corporate product.

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