Friday, December 30, 2011

Week 22 - The Princess and the Frog

The Princess and the Frog is a 2009 American animated musical family film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, inspired in part by E. D. Baker's novel The Frog Princess, which was in turn inspired by the Grimm brothers' fairy tale "The Frog Prince". The film opened in limited release in New York and Los Angeles on November 25, 2009, and in wide release by Walt Disney Pictures on December 11, 2009. It is the 49th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics line and the first of these films to be traditionally animated since 2004's Home on the Range. The film was directed by John Musker and Ron Clements, directors of The Great Mouse Detective, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules, and Treasure Planet, with songs and score composed by Randy Newman.The Princess and the Frog, which began production under the working title The Frog Princess, is an American fairy tale, a Broadway-style musical set in, and around New Orleans, Louisiana at the height of the Roaring Twenties.

I have to admit, I really was a little skeptical before this movie came out- just because I didn't think it looked that interesting. I thought that setting a fairy-tale in a roaring twenties New Orleans was a dumb idea. Well you should have seen how fast I changed my mind. The animation  in this movie is gorgeous- especially the voodoo scene in the beginning of the film. I've been watching this movie nonstop since it came to Netflix, and then my dvd ever since they took it off. For that reason I put a lot of effort in this one, and I love how it turned out. Keep in mind, it IS only a sketch, but I still think it looks awesome!

The Princess and the Frog © Walt Disney Pictures
Artwork © CircuitGirl

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