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First Official Trailer for Disney's Princess and the Frog

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May 10, 2009

Princess and the Frog Trailer

The classic hand drawn Disney is back! The very first full trailer for Disney's return to hand animation, The Princess and the Frog, has debuted via YouTube (via SlashFilm). I've been waiting forever to finally see a trailer for this, primarily because I've got incredibly high hopes that it could be another Disney classic, and I'm excited to finally see some finished footage! I feel like this kind of wonderful animation has such an important place in our cinematic world (the last hand animated film was Home on the Range in 2004). It may seem a bit goofy in spots, but that's the exact Disney charm that I'm excited to see new once again!

Watch the first trailer for Disney's Princess and the Frog:

You can also watch the trailer for Princess and the Frog in High Definition on Apple

A fairy tale about a girl named Princess Tiana (voiced by Anika Noni Rose), who lives in New Orleans' French Quarter during the Jazz Age, and a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again.

The Princess and the Frog is co-directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, whom previously brought us the Disney classics Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules, and Treasure Planet. The script for the film was also written by Clements and Musker, as well as a handful of other Disney regulars. Princess and the Frog will debut in New York and Los Angeles first on November 25th before opening wide on December 11th.

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  • dave13 & SillySil
    wooo! first! it looks amazing. :)
  • cmedina
    love the homage to baron samedi haha
  • Godius333
    I think it's not gonna be that bad
  • Ryan
    #3 I guess it sucks for you then considering this country is being run by a black man huh? lame fukk
  • SHANEDAV
    Disney has nothing on PIXAR in my book. .......................... This looks bad and the women's voice don't match the character
  • Name (required)
    I'm not very excited for this movie. It's been a while since Disney made a film I really enjoyed, plus I'm racist.
  • Name (required)
    #5 What country?
  • brian
    "Disney has nothing on PIXAR in my book. …………………….." you do know this is a john lasseter production right?
  • rjp
    me and my daughter just watched this trailer... shes excited... i thought it was worth watching.... so if my lil girl wants to see it.... its a done deal.... lol
  • mikeone
    Gonna see it , for sure...
  • LSP
    Meh...Disney is trying to hard and it's sad. I miss the classics but this won't be one.
  • Al
    cant wait, i do love pixar, but it cant beat the handdrawn stuff, it is just beautiful.
  • http://Firstshowing.net The_Phantom
    I like it how this Disney film is not yet rated... "G" would be a good start.
  • http://twitter.com/pannalogic Panna
    ^
  • Fisherr
    Disney is back, enough said.
  • L
    This looks really good. A credit to their big 4 hand drawn animations (the four they showed in the trailer)
  • movieboy
    #3 your an idiot i bet you watched other Disney movies like Aladdin, Pocahontas, The Jungle Book, Mulan and enjoyed them. and all these films have characters of different race Aladdin - is Arabian Pocahontas - Native American The Jungle Book - Mowgli is indian Mulan - is chinese #7 SHANEDAV i cant believe you said Disney has nothing on PIXAR in my book. this is produce by the same person who does PIXAR John Lasseter
  • 000003
    Looks good to me.
  • LSP
    That means very little and I doubt #3 was serious but kudos for the geniuses that thing they were. Just 'cause they are basing the movie off a classic tale means little. Disney's latest efforts with hand drawn films have bombed. Every one is making a big deal they've returned to hand drawn movies but the last one was only five years ago. Let's see if Disney still has it. I think Pixar was and is their savior. They will never get out from behind their shadow which is fine. What was Disney's last successful film hand drawn film?
  • http://movies.iconocritic.com/ peloquin
    Honestly, plot wise, that looks pretty lame. I'll be seeing it for the hand drawn animation though.
  • spect8re
    While im glad to see them going back to hand drawn animation again, they will still not be a patch on anything Miyazaki and the rest of the guys at Studio Ghibli create. That being said i will look forward to this as much as any film i want to see. Could be wrong but i think Tarzan was their last big animation?
  • Prince Naveen
    AMAZING! :)
  • littlegraysheep
    used the old shrekaroo i see, well this might not suck inspite the fact that disney doesn't make movies to thrill bu to bill....sorry to lazy to thing of another rhyming word :) Anywho i trully hope they just set out to make a great movie and not to make a great box office hit for all bankable ages :))
  • Colca
    I can't believe so many people missed the sarcasm from #3. Hilarious.
  • blackgreensoul
    Waiting for them to say in 3D............
  • Chris H
    I wasn't sure about this movie at the beginning of the trailer, the plot didn't seem to shape up in a way that I'd prefer... but then the montage of other scenes showed the wonderful world of beauty and fantasy that Disney has long ignored in recent years. Very cool stuff. I'm definitely excited for it.
  • Timothy
    It looks quite good to me. Just the thing to hopefully bring back Disney as a studio that actually makes good film. Everything - the frog, the lightning bug, the alligator, looks great.
  • Icarus
    Hmmm... I'll give Disney Animation another shot. If they're smart they won't release a bad movie if they're connecting it to all their classics in advertising. Here's keepin my fingers crossed!
  • crAziemutant
    It doesn't have the magical feel the classics have. Maybe they just need to dust out the cobwebs a little. Give em time. They're planning on more. So maybe the next one will get back to the magic. So far, I'm not sold on this one.
  • Yamika
    I think it looks pretty good, i'll watch it n_n
  • squirtle
    #29 how can you possibly pass that judgment? The theatrical trailer for Aladdin didn't feel like anything special (although it was slightly more entertaining) and it's easily my favorite Disney animated film. By the way, what's with all of the poor spelling and grammar in these comments? It's impossible to take said comments seriously; especially when they're in reply to someone who didn't make any errors.
  • James
    I'm going to see it anyway to support hand-drawn animation, but I can't help but notice a couple similarities to some non-Disney features. The shot at 1:48 is reminiscent of the alligator in All Dogs Go to Heaven (which is probably due to the fact that both movies are set in New Orleans) and the shot at 1:51 looks like the transformation shots from The Swan Princess. I'm not accusing anyone of anything. I just thought I'd point out these coincidences.
  • nozzle
    Speaking of grammar, only independent clauses should succeed a semi-colon, #31...
  • http://myspace.com/iampaigey Paigey!
    I think it's a cop-out that the 1st black Disney princess is going spend most of the movie as a frog. They would'nt dare do that to any of their white princesses, shouldn't Princess Tiana get the same level of respect? WTF?
  • nozzle
    Wow, someone's overreacting. Must people always read into the littlest things as being racist or in some way a form of prejudice? I doubt the makers of the film purposely chose a black to play the part of the princess just because they were "scared" to insert a white princess. Wow. Seriously. At least she's a princess. If you want to over analyze things and point everything out as being racist, then maybe I should complain that Mulan--the first asian Disney heroine--wasn't even a princess at all.
  • Bezelbub
    Is this the sequel to Song of the South? LOL
  • http://www.geocities.com Hoshino Ai
    I have to say, I cried when I first saw this! ^^ I was so pleased, so blown away by just the quality of the animation, the characters...they were all perfect. I am so very much looking forward to seeing this. No matter your race or background, this is a story for ALL to enjoy. ^_^ Stop the complaining, and please, enjoy it for what it is...a story of love and triumph. ;)
  • Mike
    You'd think a film based in New Orleans would debut in New Orleans, but is nooooo it's going to L.A and New york first. That just seems F'd up to me.
  • Me
    had me at hand drawn New Orleans French Quarter during the Jazz Age.
  • nem
    Disney does it again.
  • Monkey D. Luffy
    WOW! that is fantastic.... can't wait for it to hit theaters. It's been such a long time since I watched a Disney classic. This should quench the thirst quite well!!
  • Rachael
    Um - It looks like they're trying way too hard: the trailer, the over-the-top everything, the exaggerated mouth animation, and the gag lines that fell just a little flat are more Don-Bluth style than Disney. Can't quite say about the story yet. C'mon, Lassiter, you're supposed to bring STORY out of Disney!
  • Derrick
    Only non whites would not be offended by this movie and need to mind their business! Every princess in a Disney flick and her prince were the SAME color from Snow White to Jasmine! So why can't a Black Princess have her Black Prince? My son deserves to see a character that represents him on the big screen and if someone has a problem with that I could care less!

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