Tuesday, October 6, 2009
VIDEO: First Five Minues of The Princess and The Frog...
Walt Disney Pictures has released the opening five minutes of their upcoming return to hand-drawn animation, The Princess and The Frog, online for your enjoyment. There isn't a ton of plot here, as it is just the opening five minutes, but what we do get introduced to aside from the character we will be following for the span of the film, Tiana, is the particular style that the film will have. The video does feature a bit of unfinished animation, but for the most part, we see that it will feature great animation, that while being a return to form, adds to classics from years past with hints of CG assistance. However, not all of this is to fluid, and can be quite polarizing at moments. It will definitely be an interesting film to see how people respond to it. Here's to hoping the finished product will work.
Here's the synopsis (via /Film, the source of this news)
The Walt Disney Studios continues its fairy tale legacy in animation by taking moviegoers on an all-new “once upon a time” musical adventure. Set in the legendary birthplace of jazz – New Orleans, The Princess and the Frog will introduce the newest Disney princess, Tiana, a young African-American girl living amid the charming elegance and grandeur of the fabled French Quarter. From the heart of Louisiana’s mystical bayous and the banks of the mighty Mississippi comes an unforgettable tale of love, enchantment and discovery with a soulful singing crocodile, voodoo spells and Cajun charm at every turn.
Featuring the voices of Anika Noni Rose (as Princess Tiana), Oprah Winfrey, Keith David, Jim Cummings, John Goodman, Jenifer Lewis, Bruno Campos, Michael-Leon Wooley, Peter Bartlett and Terrence Howard. Directed by and based on an original story written by Disney’s acclaimed filmmaking duo John Musker & Ron Clements (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules). Scored and music written by Oscar®-winning songwriter/composer and New Orleans native Randy Newman (Toy Story, Monsters, Inc.).
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