It’s been a long, long time since Disney has walked in the realm of 2D animated movies (barring any sequels and unknowns), but they are returning to their old ways — if only for one nostalgic rendezvous — and here is our first look at that return, The Princess and the Frog.
Check out the teaser trailer here below.
The Princess and the Frog is special in its own right as it is (surprisingly) the first time a Disney movie will have an African American princess. Anika Noni Rose will voice Princess Tiana, who will be joined by the voice cast of John Goodman and Keith David. Ron Clements and John Musker, who both wrote and directed Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and Hercules, have again written and directed this film and even Randy Newman is involved, so they seem to have the proper ingredients to surprise us.
If you love you some Disney cartoon action, then I guess this is something to be excited for, but it’s very hard to tell from this teaser trailer if this has promise or not. The last 2D Disney movies that I can remember being good were, of course, Lilo and Stitch and The Emperor’s New Groove, but even those aren’t held up to Disney standards by most people.
The animated film, which will be a musical set in the city of New Orleans, definitely has some fights ahead of it if it wants to dance with success, that’s for sure, so we shall see what happens.
From the heart of Lousiana’s mystical bayous and hte banks of the mighty Mississippi comes an unforgettable tale of love, enchantment and discovery with a trumpet playing alligator, a love sick Cajun firefly, and a host of other charming characters at every turn.