Lawrence: Hmm... yeah. "[68] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 73 out of 100 based on 29 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". [fake cough] Stick-in-the-mud! Naveen: Actually, we are from a place, [chuckles lightly] far, far away from this world. Besides, you and I both know the real power in this world ain't magic. [102], Looking back on the experience seven years later, Lasseter told Variety: "I was determined to bring back [hand-drawn animation] because I felt it was such a heritage of the Disney studio, and I love the art form … I was stunned that Princess didn't do better. They return to New Orleans to find Charlotte, the princess of the Mardi Gras Parade, but only until midnight. In fact, I got lots more plans! ], Dr. Facilier: No! In 2019, after Lasseter's exit from the studio and Jennifer Lee as the new chief creative officer of the animation facility the previous year, she, along with producer Peter Del Vecho and director Chris Buck confirmed that making another 2D animated film is still possible, and that the different styles are driven by the filmmakers who chose what to use to tell their stories in the right way. She got in a little trouble for flashin' the neighbors again. I'm going to make some shoes out of you! Meanwhile, Naveen and his valet, Lawrence, meet a witch doctor, Dr. Facilier. She then meets Naveen, who, believing her to be a princess because of her costume, asks her to kiss him and break Facilier's spell. Buford: [laughing] You got about as much chance of gettin' that restaurant as I do of winnin' the Kentucky Derby. So... we got ourselves a deal? But uh... what about Naveen? So, Facilier makes it so by having hair grow over his entire body, frighting both civilians and the man himself, amusing Facilier to the highest degree. [adds some hot sauce to the gumbo, then tastes it] Done. Jenifer Lewis as Mama Odie, a blind, 197-year-old voodoo priestess who serves as the film's Fairy Godmother. Broad, comic, eccentric. Naveen tells Ray he loves Tiana and is willing to give up his dreams for her, but before he can, he is captured by the demons and brought to Facilier. It's just plain pleasant, an old-fashioned little charmer that's not straining to be the next glib animated compendium of pop-culture flotsam. However, Lasseter thought that since Menken scored the Disney film Enchanted (2007), the music might be too repetitive, especially the fact that some previous Renaissance Disney animated films technically had other songwriters (particularly The Lion King, Mulan, and Tarzan). A contest, called " Queres ser a voz de Charlotte? " [70] Kirk Honeycutt of The Hollywood Reporter praised Walt Disney Animation for "rediscovering its traditional hand-drawn animation" and for "a thing called story". Look at my new dress! [97] As of 2019, the film had earned $119 million from its home media releases. [He gets pulled into the mask's mouth along with the other demons. Mama Odie: [Laughs warmly] I like that old gal's spunk! [8], Musker and Clements thought that given all fairy tales were set in Europe, they could do an American fairy tale. [81] The film's treatment of Louisiana voodoo as a type of magic instead of a religion also drew criticism from non-Christian factions. The Princess and the Frog features a Basset Hound named Stella as a fairly important character. ran at both parks until January 3, 2010. Young Charlotte: [whispering] Here comes my favorite part! A chase ensues, and Tiana and Naveen escape to a bayou. Charlotte: [exasperated] Travis, when a woman says "later", she really means "not ever"! [writes "Tiana's Place" on the paper] Our food. I can't get through with this! We don't care. It brings folks together from all walks of life. [40] For example, with Louis the alligator, created by Eric Goldberg, Lasseter said: "It's the believability of this large character being able to move around quite like that. Tiana and Naveen are married by Mama Odie and, because of Tiana's new status as a princess, are both restored to human form after their kiss. Mama Odies Tree is a limited-time attraction released with The Princess and the Frog Event Update on 12th February 2019. Dr. Facilier: [catches the talisman] CAREFUL WITH THAT!!! [107], The attraction's storyline will take place after the events of the film, and will involve Tiana and Louis preparing for a Mardi Gras performance.[105]. [102] In Catmull's words, this belief "was our own version of a stupid pill. She also uses magic to to show the many possibilities that exist for Prince Naveen and Tiana. Tiana: My dream wouldn't be complete... without you in it. However, Facilier's joy is short-lived when he witnesses just how much wealth is owned by Eli \"Big Daddy\" La Bouff, the richest man in New Orleans. She is a kindlyvoodoo priestess of great magical power, who lives deep within the swamps of Louisiana. Are you reeeeady? Hey, Jimmy. Soon, as I whip up another spell, we'll be back in business! [16][17] Many animators who had either been laid off or had left the studio when the traditional animation units were dissolved in 2003 were located and re-hired for the project. Facilier is first seen striking a deal with a man who wishes to grow hair on the busy streets of New Orleans. In addition, she has a slew of voice acting credits, including Professor Granville in Big Hero 6: The Series, Flo in the Cars franchise and Mama Odie … It marked Disney's brief return to traditional animation, as it was the mainstream animation studio's first traditionally animated film since Home on the Range (2004). Raymond (Ray): Don't make me light my butt! Now y'all gotta get hitched, but hitchin' ties ya down! He'd been reluctant to take them there at first, but with Naveen's gift of persuasion, the alligator changed his mind. The chief opens his jaws, releasing a horde of demonic shadows.] Alligator: You can hop, but you can't hide! You know, so I... Georgia: You can save for your restaurant. You gotta dig a little deeper You ain't dug far enough. [67] It can be considered that the film, despite having been a box office hit in general, was unexpectedly overshadowed by the release of Avatar a week later after its release. [71] David Germain of the Associated Press wrote that "The Princess and the Frog is not the second coming of Beauty and the Beast or The Lion King. [26] Critics claimed the choice of New Orleans as the setting for a Disney film with a black heroine was an affront to the Katrina victims' plight. [sighs and regains composure] Fun fact about voodoo, Larry: can't conjure a thing for myself. It's not going to be graphic…". Benevolent, wise and all knowing. We dug into it and did a lot of research and focus groups. Later they return to New Orleans to legally marry and celebrate and open their new restaurant, with Louis playing in the band. The song is performed by China Anne McClain and is originally from the animated feature film, The Princess and the Frog, sung by Mama Odie. A mixture of Moms Mabley & Yoda. "[72], Justin Chang of Variety was less receptive, stating "this long-anticipated throwback to a venerable house style never comes within kissing distance of the studio's former glory". Tiana flees, heartbroken. Jack Kugell, Jamie Jones and Matt Wong " Dig a Little Deeper " is the song that plays during the end credits of the film, Descendants 3. She began her career appearing in Broadway musicals and worked as a back-up singer for Bette Midler before appearing in films Beaches (1988) and Sister … Your lifestyle's high, but your funds are low: you need to marry a little honey whose daddy got dough! [56] "Tiana's Mardi Gras Celebration" officially ended on October 3, 2010. [backs up against a tombstone with his shadow hiding behind him] I just need a little more time! After being cut off by his parents for being a philanderer and spendthrift, Naveen intends to marry a rich Southern belle, and Charlotte is the perfect candidate. [Naveen looking up at the star of Evangeline, after creating a ring for Tiana]. Tiana: No. Search EVERYWHERE! [13], The one exception to the new Toon Boom Harmony pipeline was the "Almost There" dream sequence, which utilized an Art Deco graphic style based on the art of Harlem Renaissance painter Aaron Douglas. Newman had also written the songs for another broadway-style musical 2D animated feature, Warner Bros.' Cats Don't Dance (1997), and had written the songs for Toy Story (1995). "[40] Choreographer Betsy Baytos was brought by the directors to lead a team of eccentric dancers that gave reference to make each character a different style of movement. Naveen: You do not know how to have fun. You're in my world now, not your world; and I got friends on the other side... Dr. Facilier (The Shadow Man): [singing] I got voodoo, I got hoodoo, I got things I ain't even tried! You wanna be rich again? Raymond (Ray): [after hearing Naveen is in love with Tiana] Ya'll gonna have the cutest lil tad-poles! On its limited day release, the film grossed $263,890 at two theaters and grossed $786,190 its opening weekend. Tiana: Goodnight Cal's, good morning Duke's. [78] Saint Bryan of the NBC-TV Seattle praised the film and called it "The Best Disney Movie Since The Lion King". [55], Tiana's Showboat Jubilee! [feeds the gumbo to James]. I OBJECT! Got me a fresh batch just waitin' for you. Ray believes that the Evening Star is another firefly named "Evangeline," and is deeply in love with her; no one has the heart to tell him otherwise. Dubbed a … How old did you say you were? Dr. Facilier (The Shadow Man): [singing; to Naveen] Now you, young man, are from across the sea; you come from two long lines of royalty (I'm a royal myself, on my mother's side)! Now, run along. Prince Naveen: (repeated line) Faldi faldonza! Poor little thing... Eudora: [to Tiana] I want some grandkids! [18] Lasseter also brought back directors Ron Clements and John Musker, whose earlier works include The Great Mouse Detective (1986), The Little Mermaid (1989), Aladdin (1992), Hercules (1997), and Treasure Planet (2002). And I need your generous assistance in gettin' him back. [102] Walt Disney Studios' marketing department had warned Disney Animation that the word "princess" in the title "would lead moviegoers to think that the film was for girls only," but the animation studio's management insisted on keeping the "princess" title because they believed that the film's quality and hand-drawn animation would bring in all quadrants anyway. Mama Odie has a pet snake named Juju. But in your future, that now I see... is exactly the man you always wanted to be! [3] The Princess and the Frog was released on 4K Blu-ray on November 5, 2019.[98]. 'Alvin' sequel set for X-Mas, 'A-Team' to 2010", "Surprise! The dialogue is fresh-prince clever, the themes are ageless, the rhythms are riotous and the return to a primal animation style is beautifully executed. No we don't care" Naveen, Yuki, Momiji, and I had jumped off the tub onto the floor. She also voiced Aunt Spice in The Proud Family, and Mama Odie in the 2009 Disney film, The Princess and the Frog. Eudora, our little girl's got a gift! Buckets of it. show. Tiana: Congratulations on bein' voted king of the Mardi Gras parade. Charlotte: Who'da thought a prince had a younger brother? Ray: Oh, she's fine. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported the film has an 85% approval rating based on 200 reviews, with an average rating of 7.40/10. [82], The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and twice for the Academy Award for Best Original Song, but lost to Up and Crazy Heart, respectively. Facilier laughs] Ha-HA! He had love! 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