It will be the first 2D traditional animated film since 2004’s Home on the Range and the forty-ninth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. 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 with the voices of Anika Noni Rose (as Princess Tiana), Oprah Winfrey, Keith David, Jim Cummings, John Goodman, Jenifer Lewis, Bruno Campos, Michael-Leon Wooley and Peter Bartlett.
The film, which began production under the working title The Frog Princess, will be an American fairy tale, Broadway-style musical set in the French Quarter of New Orleans. A prince named Naveen from the land of Maldonia, is transformed into a frog by the evil scheming voodoo magician Dr. Facilier. The frog prince asks Tiana to break the spell by kissing him. However, the kiss doesn’t break the spell but rather makes Tiana a frog, as well. Together the two of them must reach the good voodoo priestess of the Bayou, Mama Odie, while befriending a trumpet playing alligator and a hopelessly romantic firefly along the way.
Walt Disney’s The Princess and the Frog is coming to theaters worlwide come Christmas day.
Video Link: The Princess and the Frog – Teaser