Check This Out: Disney's Princess and the Frog Poster
In addition to the teaser trailer, Disney has also debuted the official poster for The Princess and the Frog today on Cinematical. I think the best words to describe this poster are: magical, mysterious, creepy (maybe?), and blue, very blue. It's also interesting to see that Disney is really trying to make this look like it's not hand drawn animation at all, because they're worried audiences don't want to see that anymore in this day and age of 3-D (which I think is bullshit anyway). I've got to say, I do really love the look of this, although it's not exactly my favorite poster of the year. Check it out below and let us know what you think!
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.
Reader Feedback - 18 Comments
Marty Martin on May 11, 2009
the foreground looks great, but they screwed up on the lighting in the background.
9001 on May 11, 2009
This movie will be something among the classics.
Fisherr on May 11, 2009
Reminds me of Swan Princess. IMO this movie's just gonna be a fun little film. The animation looks great. But the story just seems whatever, nothing huge. I think people would just put this with the classics, but it wouldn't really be one. I'm not saying it'd suck. Just saying it won't have the same feel as the other ones.
crAziemutant on May 11, 2009
if they are so excited at having a hand drawn movie why wouldn't they have a poster that goes with that theme. it looks like another CG disney movie poster.
memphistyler on May 11, 2009
wonderful! I'm really excited for the return of 2D Disney. As much as I love Pixar I feel like Disney abandoned their roots with the success of Pixar and I'm glad their coming back with 2D releases. This movie looks like it has some of that old feeling classic Disney stuff.
????? on May 11, 2009
I think I may be one of the only people who isn't fond of "the Disney style". I think their best films are the ones where they go outside of their regular pattern and try something stylized. For instance, how many movies have we seen that damn snake in? The alligator? Even Disney's ever-so-politically-correct "first Black Princess" looks almost exactly like every other Disney Princess, just with darker skin! I'm so tired of Disney making the exact same "Ugly Duckling versus Evil Sorceror" story over and over.
Pete the Geek on May 11, 2009
i have high hopes - just hope it doesnt try to be contemporary in its language and context like so many shitty animated films of recent.
dom on May 11, 2009
welcome back Walt
Al on May 11, 2009
Yeah, it's so obvious they're trying to make it look CGI...how again? Looks hand drawn to me. #7, I will say this. While she does, she has bigger lips, something Disney is fond of showing off with such relations. I don't recall all this stupid hype with Jasmine, hottest Disney Princess by the way. I'm sorry but this race hype is f'ing stupid. Why is it that they always want to stand out? Show the Spanish, Mexican, Chiean, Colombian, Puerto Rican Princess!!! Yeah, shut your mouths...certain folk. lol
LSP on May 11, 2009
hmmmm i wonder where they're gonna hide the word sex this time......lol anyway this is probably still gonna be as enjoyable as the rest of the Disney movies. cant wait
Castro on May 11, 2009
excited for the movie, but I really can't get into that poster. i'd rather have then lurking in the background, and the foreground lighting looks off too.
dave13 on May 11, 2009
Lemme guess: We meet [insert protagonists name here], who is misunderstood by those around him/her, [protagonist] meets comically snappy anthropomorphized foil as well as a lazily written villain who is bad for obviously self-serving reasons (which they'll no doubt espouse in song form), there's an hour and a half of "zany", "wacky", or "madcap" action complete with a few musical numbers regarding either the setting of the movie, the main character's longing to fit in, and/or a blossoming romance, then the bad guy gets taken out in a self-referential and poetic twist, and [protagonist] learns that it's not what's on the outside that counts, it's what's on the inside that defines a person. It's a little known fact that Disney movies are actually written by a kid and a page of MadLibs. 🙂 (hoping Disney proves me wrong, of course - I love a good animated film like anyone else)
Pete the Geek on May 11, 2009
alan on May 11, 2009
The problem with Disney's hand drawn animation is that the character design is so outdated. They should really get some pointers from Japanese animation...
The Oct8pus on May 12, 2009
the characters look how they should not like the messed up crap coming out of dreamworks and your beloved japanese animators(15) these characters actually have some semblance of realism, as disney has always been able to acheive.
troy on May 12, 2009
actually japenese animators looked at disney 4 there inspiration. and anime is realistic 2 mostly depending on the artist. disney movies and anime are the only animated movies artstyle that i like.(not including cg) oh and # 15 i draw anime and im gonna c if i can get a shot with disney.
majellen on Jun 24, 2009
I feel this is going to be a classic, I know it! And what a way to end a decade, bringing 2D back!
AJ on Aug 5, 2009
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