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Encyclopedia > The Frog Princess (film)
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The Frog Princess
Directed by Ron Clements
John Musker
Written by Ron Clements
John Musker
Starring Anika Noni Rose
Music by Randy Newman
Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures
Walt Disney Pictures
Release date(s) 2009
Country United States
Language English
IMDb profile

The Frog Princess is an animated film currently in development by Walt Disney Feature Animation. It will be the first traditionally animated (2-D) feature film in Disney's animated features canon since 2004's Home on the Range. It will be directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, with music composed by Randy Newman. Tony Award winning actress Anika Noni Rose will voice the lead character Maddy. It is currently scheduled for release in 2009.[1] Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Image File history File links Crystal_Clear_app_aktion. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... John Musker (born in Chicago, Illinois, USA) is an American animation director. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... John Musker (born in Chicago, Illinois, USA) is an American animation director. ... Anika Noni Rose (born September 6, 1972 in Bloomfield, Connecticut) is a Tony Award winning American singer and actress. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Buena Vista production logo, 1950s. ... Walt Disney Pictures logo (2006-present) Walt Disney Pictures refers to several different entities associated with The Walt Disney Company: // Walt Disney Pictures, the film banner, was established as a designation in 1983, prior to which Disney films since the death of Walt Disney were released under the name of... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Animation is the rapid display of a sequence of images of 2-D artwork or model positions in order to create an illusion of movement. ... Walt Disney Feature Animation (WDFA) is the animation studio that makes up a key element of The Walt Disney Company. ... This is a list of animated feature films produced by Walt Disney Productions/The Walt Disney Company: Official canon The following is a list of the forty-four feature films officially part of the Walt Disney Feature Animation (WDFA) canon. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Home on the Range is the forty-fourth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... John Musker (born in Chicago, Illinois, USA) is an American animation director. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... Anika Noni Rose (born September 6, 1972 in Bloomfield, Connecticut) is a Tony Award winning American singer and actress. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The film will be an American fairy tale musical set in New Orleans during the 1920s Jazz Age, and Maddy will be the first black Disney Princess.[2] New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... The 1920s is a decade that is sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, usually applied to America. ... The Jazz Age, describes the period of the 1920s, the years between the end of World War I and the start of the Great Depression, particularly in North America and (in the eras literature) specifically in New York City, largely coinciding with the Roaring Twenties; ending with the rise... A Masai man in Kenya Black people or blacks is a political, social or cultural classification of people. ... The Disney Princesses are fictional characters who have been featured as part of the Disney character line-up. ...

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History

Disney had once announced that Home on the Range would be the studio's last 2-D entry to their animated features canon, but after the company's acquisition of Pixar in early 2006, it was reported that Ed Catmull and John Lasseter, new leaders of the animation department, were interested in going back to 2-D. [3] Ron Clements and John Musker, directors of successful 2D Disney films Aladdin and The Little Mermaid, will be writing and directing. [4] About a month later, at the Comic-Con, Disney animator Eric Goldberg confirmed the news and also mentioned that Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken would be in charge of the music. [5] [6] Home on the Range is the forty-fourth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... It has been suggested that Dinoco be merged into this article or section. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Edwin Catmull after receiving a medal at SIGGRAPH 2001. ... John A. Lasseter (born January 12, 1957 in Hollywood, California) is an Academy Award-winning American animator and the chief creative officer at Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Feature Animation. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... John Musker (born in Chicago, Illinois, USA) is an American animation director. ... This article is about the Disney film. ... The Little Mermaid is a 1989 animated feature film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and first released on November 15, 1989 by Walt Disney Pictures. ... Comic-Con International is an annual comic book convention held in San Diego, California. ... Lead animator of such characters as the Genie in Aladdin and Phil in Hercules. ... Alan Menken (born July 22, 1949) is an American Broadway and Academy Award winning film score composer. ...


The film promises to return to the Broadway-style musical in the likes of the successful Disney animated films such as Walt's classics, and Disney's musical renaissance of the late '80s and all of the '90s. [7] Wickham also reported that John Lasseter had personally asked Ron Clements and John Musker to direct and write the film, and had let them choose what form of animation (hand-drawn or CGI) they wanted the film to be in. As of June 2006, no artistic staff had been hired for visual development or storyboarding yet, but the script was expected to be finished by Autumn 2006. New and updated software will be used in the digital processing of the film, as the old CAPS system from Disney is now outdated. [8] Note on spelling: While most Americans use er (as per American spelling conventions), the majority of venues, performers and trade groups for live theatre use re. ... The 1980s refers to the years of and between 1980 and 1989. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... The Computer Animation Production System (CAPS) is a proprietary collection of software programs, scanning camera systems, servers, networked computer workstations, and custom desks developed by The Walt Disney Company together with Pixar in the late-1980s. ...


On November 13, 2006, it was revealed that Randy Newman, who was responsible for the music of many Pixar films, would be in charge of the music in the film instead of Alan Menken and his new lyricist Glenn Slater, due to John Lasseter not wanting the public to feel Disney being repetitive, as Menken is also working on another Disney fairy tale film, Enchanted. This reportedly upset a lot of Walt Disney Feature Animation employees.[9] November 13 is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 48 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... It has been suggested that Dinoco be merged into this article or section. ... Alan Menken (born July 22, 1949) is an American Broadway and Academy Award winning film score composer. ... Glenn Slater wrote the lyrics to Alan Menkens music in Home on the Range. ... Template:Future movie Enchanted is a Disney film currently in production. ...


On December 1, 2006, a detailed casting call was announced for the film at the Manhattan Theatre Source forum. [10] The casting call states the film as being an American fairy tale musical set in New Orleans during the 1920s Jazz Age, and provides a detailed list of the film's major characters, including the leading character, Maddy. Disney later officially confirmed this.[1] December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Manhattan Theatre Source (www. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... The 1920s is a decade that is sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, usually applied to America. ... The Jazz Age, describes the period of the 1920s, the years between the end of World War I and the start of the Great Depression, particularly in North America and (in the eras literature) specifically in New York City, largely coinciding with the Roaring Twenties; ending with the rise...


In February 2007, it was reported that Jennifer Hudson and Anika Noni Rose were top contenders for the voice of the film's title character, and that Alicia Keys directly contacted Disney's studio chief Dick Cook, telling him that she wanted the role very much. [11] It was later revealed that Tyra Banks was considered for the role as well.[12] This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini era. ... Jennifer Kate Hudson (born September 12, 1981), is a Golden Globe, SAG, BAFTA winning and Academy Award-nominated American actress and singer. ... Anika Noni Rose (born September 6, 1972 in Bloomfield, Connecticut) is a Tony Award winning American singer and actress. ... Alicia Keys (born Alicia J. Augello-Cook on January 25, 1980) is an American R&B and soul singer, songwriter, musician, composer, pianist, record producer, philanthropist, and occasional actress and author. ... Dick Cook is the studio chief for the Walt Disney Company (officially, Chairman of the Walt Disney Studios). ... Tyra Lynne Banks (born December 4, 1973) is an American television personality, Daytime Emmy nominated, author, actress, singer, executive producer, talk show hostess, and retired supermodel [1] [2] [3]. She first emerged to prominence as a cover model for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and one of the original Victoria...


On April 19, 2007, it was confirmed that Anika Noni Rose would be voicing Maddy.[13] April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini era. ... Anika Noni Rose (born September 6, 1972 in Bloomfield, Connecticut) is a Tony Award winning American singer and actress. ...


During the Walt Disney Company's annual shareholder meeting in March 2007, Randy Newman and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band performed a song from the film called "Down in New Orleans", while slides of pre-production art from the film played on a screen.[1] March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini era. ... Dirty Dozen Brass Band The Dirty Dozen Brass Band is a New Orleans, Louisiana brass band. ...


On April 20, 2007, E! reported that the title of the film could possibly be changed to The Princess and the Frog, and that the lead character Maddy may be getting a name change as well. [14] April 20 is the 110th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (111th in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini era. ... E!: Entertainment Television is an American cable television and direct broadcast satellite network. ...


Characters

Concept art of Maddy, as shown in the New Orleans press release

A list of the film's major characters, as revealed in its casting call: Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ...

  • Maddy - A 19-year-old chambermaid.
  • Charlotte La Bouff - An 18-year-old spoiled, southern Debutante and Diva.
  • Dr. Duvalier - An African American Voodoo magician/fortune teller. The villain of the movie.
  • Mama Odie - A 200-year-old fairy Godmother.
  • Ray - A lovesick Cajun firefly.
  • Louis - A Jazz singer alligator.
  • Prince Harry - A gregarious, fun-loving European Prince, in his early twenties.
  • Lawrence - Prince Harry's pompous valet.
  • Big Daddy La Bouff - Wealthy, Southern plantation landowner and father of Charlotte La Bouff.
  • Eudora - Maddy's mother. In her fifties. Used to be Charlotte's nurse maid.
  • George - The La Bouff family's cook.
  • Little Arila - Maddy's little sister. She's little, but very smart.

References

  1. ^ a b c New Orleans the site of new Disney film. Yahoo News (2007-03-08). Retrieved on 2007-03-09.
  2. ^ Disney to release 'Frog Princess'. Variety (2007-03-08). Retrieved on 2007-03-13.
  3. ^ Disney Goes Traditional For "Princess". Dark Horizons (2006-07-27). Retrieved on 2006-07-29.
  4. ^ Rhett Wickham: It's Baaack!. LaughingPlace.com (2006-06-23). Retrieved on 2006-06-23.
  5. ^ Comic-Con Sees Stars, 2D Officially Back at Disney. AWN Headline News (2006-07-23). Retrieved on 2006-07-29.
  6. ^ Big News for Walt Disney Feature Animation at Comic-Con. The Disney Blog (2006-07-23). Retrieved on 2006-07-29.
  7. ^ Hand-Drawn Animation Returning to Disney. The Internet Movie Database (2006-07-27). Retrieved on 2006-07-29.
  8. ^ It's Baaack!. LaughingPlace.com (2006-06-23). Retrieved on 2006-08-10.
  9. ^ Why a change of composers on "The Frog Princess" caused lots of WDFA staffers to lose their composure. Jim Hill Media (2006-11-13). Retrieved on 2007-03-13.
  10. ^ Frog Princess Casting Call. Animated-News.com (2006-12-01). Retrieved on 2006-12-04.
  11. ^ Alicia Keys into Next Movie Role. E! Planet Gossip Blog (2007-02-05). Retrieved on 2007-03-09.
  12. ^ http://www.eonline.com/gossip/planetgossip/detail/index.jsp?uuid=32acc85e-a531-4ba2-93d6-650ee3432d89
  13. ^ Disney Crowns Its Frog Princess. E! Online (2007-04-19). Retrieved on 2007-04-20.
  14. ^ http://www.eonline.com/gossip/planetgossip/detail/index.jsp?uuid=32acc85e-a531-4ba2-93d6-650ee3432d89

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See also

Viktor Vasnetsov The Frog Tsarevna 1918 The Frog Princess is a fairy tale that exists in many versions from several countries. ... This is a list of animated feature-length films from around the world organised chronologically by year; theatrical releases as well as made-for-TV and direct-to-video movies. ...

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