First Official Trailer for Disney's Princess and the Frog
by Alex Billington
May 10, 2009
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.
Reader Feedback - 43 Comments
wooo! first! it looks amazing. 🙂
dave13 & SillySil on May 10, 2009
love the homage to baron samedi haha
cmedina on May 10, 2009
I think it's not gonna be that bad
Godius333 on May 10, 2009
#3 I guess it sucks for you then considering this country is being run by a black man huh? lame fukk
Ryan on May 10, 2009
Disney has nothing on PIXAR in my book. .......................... This looks bad and the women's voice don't match the character
SHANEDAV on May 10, 2009
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) on May 10, 2009
#5 What country?
Name (required) on May 10, 2009
"Disney has nothing on PIXAR in my book. …………………….." you do know this is a john lasseter production right?
brian on May 10, 2009
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
rjp on May 10, 2009
Gonna see it , for sure...
mikeone on May 10, 2009
Meh...Disney is trying to hard and it's sad. I miss the classics but this won't be one.
LSP on May 10, 2009
cant wait, i do love pixar, but it cant beat the handdrawn stuff, it is just beautiful.
Al on May 10, 2009
I like it how this Disney film is not yet rated... "G" would be a good start.
The_Phantom on May 10, 2009
Panna on May 10, 2009
Disney is back, enough said.
Fisherr on May 10, 2009
This looks really good. A credit to their big 4 hand drawn animations (the four they showed in the trailer)
L on May 10, 2009
#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
movieboy on May 10, 2009
Looks good to me.
000003 on May 10, 2009
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?
LSP on May 10, 2009
Honestly, plot wise, that looks pretty lame. I'll be seeing it for the hand drawn animation though.
peloquin on May 10, 2009
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?
spect8re on May 10, 2009
Prince Naveen on May 10, 2009
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 :))
littlegraysheep on May 10, 2009
I can't believe so many people missed the sarcasm from #3. Hilarious.
Colca on May 10, 2009
Waiting for them to say in 3D............
blackgreensoul on May 10, 2009
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.
Chris H on May 10, 2009
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.
Timothy on May 10, 2009
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!
Icarus on May 10, 2009
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.
crAziemutant on May 10, 2009
I think it looks pretty good, i'll watch it n_n
Yamika on May 11, 2009
#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.
squirtle on May 11, 2009
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.
James on May 11, 2009
Speaking of grammar, only independent clauses should succeed a semi-colon, #31...
nozzle on May 11, 2009
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?
Paigey! on May 11, 2009
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.
nozzle on May 11, 2009
Is this the sequel to Song of the South? LOL
Bezelbub on May 11, 2009
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. 😉
Hoshino Ai on May 11, 2009
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.
Mike on May 12, 2009
had me at hand drawn New Orleans French Quarter during the Jazz Age.
Me on May 13, 2009
Disney does it again.
nem on May 13, 2009
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!!
Monkey D. Luffy on May 15, 2009
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!
Rachael on Jul 25, 2009
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!
Derrick on Nov 10, 2009
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