Beautiful Princess and the Frog Concept Art from Disney
Not long after the first teaser trailer for Disney's return to 2D hand animation titled The Princess and the Frog was revealed, a whole plethora of beautiful concept art has been discovered (via Disney Animation) as well. For the longest time we didn't know what to expect beyond one early concept art photo of Princess Tiana, but now we finally get an idea of what some of the scenes look like and where most of the story will take place. The Princess and the Frog is a musical set in New Orleans about Princess Tiana, a young African-American girl living amid the charming elegance and grandeur of the fabled French Quarter. This art looks wonderful and I definitely can't wait to see all of this finished late next year.
The world that the visual development team created is that of 1920's New Orleans. A lush, vibrant environment, with rich backgrounds and breathtaking scenery. The fresh, engaging look of the characters bring humor and warmth to this classic fairytale.
The Princess and the Frog is co-directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, whom previously worked together to bring us the Disney classics Aladdin, Hercules, and Treasure Planet. The script for the film was also written by Clements and Musker as well as other Disney regulars. Disney's The Princess and the Frog is currently set for release on Christmas Day, December 25th, 2009.