History Disney / ThePrincessAndTheFrog

21st Aug '17 4:27:57 PM Andyroid
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** After Naveen and Tiana land in the swamp, Naveen explains why he's poor even though he's royalty.
--->'''Naveen:''' My ''family'' is wealthy, but they cut me off for being a... (''[[InstantLeechJustFallInWater sees a leech attached to his arm]]'') LEECH!
** A few moments later, when Tiana tries to make Naveen keep his promise to help him pay for the place where Tiana wants to open her restaurant.
--->'''Naveen:''' I made that promise to a beautiful princess, not a cranky wait-- [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile why are those logs moving?]]



* NoMoreForMe: The man dressed as the octopus at Charlotte's party, pouring out eight glasses of champagne at once after seeing [[ItMakesSenseInContext a disembodied giraffe's head getting chased by a dog in a mermaid costume.]]

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* NoMoreForMe: The man dressed as the octopus at Charlotte's party, pouring party pours out eight glasses of champagne wine at once after seeing [[ItMakesSenseInContext a disembodied giraffe's head getting chased by a dog in a mermaid costume.]]
8th Aug '17 5:27:34 PM defunctzombie
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For almost a decade, Disney had been firmly entrenched in the growing 3D/CGI movement (not counting DirectToVideo sequels); a Disney exec announced that ''Princess'' would be a long-overdue return to the animation tradition the company maintained for over fifty years. Randy Newman composed the songs for a film that harkens back to the age of Disney where music played as much a character as the actual cast members themselves. The film is also in large part a love letter to the city of [[TheBigEasy New Orleans]], a town even Creator/WaltDisney himself considered to be the most magical city in the world. The end result was a film that was well-received by both critics and audiences. Unfortunately, it was only a ''solid'' financial success (Disney was hoping for an ''overwhelming'' financial success), coming out in the same crowded holiday season as ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' and ''Film/SherlockHolmes''. To add insult to injury, the critically-panned ''[[Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel]]'' beat it as well, earning more than twice as much; Disney's lukewarm response to this film's take resulted in ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' getting a title change (originally ''Rapunzel'') and its marketing playing down the traditional fairy-tale aspects (which paid off handsomely, with Tangled doubling up ''Frog'''s box office receipts; the studio took the same approach with ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', formerly ''The Snow Queen'', and is set to repeat the trick with the 2018 ''Jack And The Beanstalk'' adaptation ''Giants''). However, Tiana being an official Franchise/DisneyPrincess solidified that the film would be a major money-earner through merchandise and the parks.

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For almost a decade, Disney had been firmly entrenched in the growing 3D/CGI movement (not counting DirectToVideo sequels); a Disney exec announced that ''Princess'' would be a long-overdue return to the animation tradition the company maintained for over fifty years. Randy Newman composed the songs for a film that harkens back to the age of Disney where music played as much a character as the actual cast members themselves. The film is also in large part a love letter to the city of [[TheBigEasy New Orleans]], a town even Creator/WaltDisney himself considered to be the most magical city in the world. The end result was a film that was well-received by both critics and audiences. Unfortunately, it was only a ''solid'' financial success (Disney was hoping for an ''overwhelming'' financial success), coming out in the same crowded holiday season as ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' and ''Film/SherlockHolmes''. To add insult to injury, the critically-panned ''[[Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel]]'' beat it as well, earning more than twice as much; Disney's lukewarm response to this film's take resulted in ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' getting a title change (originally ''Rapunzel'') and its marketing playing down the traditional fairy-tale aspects (which paid off handsomely, with Tangled doubling up ''Frog'''s box office receipts; the studio took the same approach with ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', formerly ''The Snow Queen'', and is set to repeat the trick with the 2018 ''Jack And The Beanstalk'' adaptation ''Giants'').''Gigantic''). However, Tiana being an official Franchise/DisneyPrincess solidified that the film would be a major money-earner through merchandise and the parks.
6th Aug '17 5:50:40 PM WhirlRX
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* InterclassFriendship: There's Tiana, a poor working-class black cook who dreams of owning a restaurant, and Charlotte, a wealthy white debutante who dreams of marrying a prince. Despite being divided by both their economical standing and their race, the two are ChildhoodFriends who are very supportive of one another. Charlotte even helped out Tiana by hiring her to cater her party for the visiting Prince Naveen.
22nd Jul '17 3:53:44 AM MarkLungo
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In 1920s New Orleans, 19-year old waitress Tiana struggles to earn money in order to [[AcceptableFeminineGoals get her own restaurant]] -- a dream she and her dad shared before he passed away. Things seem to be turning around when the handsome prince Naveen comes to town, prompting Tiana's [[SpoiledSweet rich friend Lottie]] to pay her lots of money if Tiana will cater at the party Lottie throws for Naveen. Unfortunately, Lottie is not the only one interested in the egocentrical prince, as an evil voodoo sorcerer named [[BigBad Dr. Facilier]] manages to trick him into a DealWithTheDevil and replaces the prince with his transformed manservant. Naveen is turned into a frog and requires a princess' kiss to lift the spell. Mistaking Tiana for a princess at Lottie's party, he asks her to kiss him. Tiana, disillusioned because her attempt at getting the restaurant failed, reluctantly agrees to kiss Naveen if he pays for her restaurant, but there's a twist -- since she's not a princess, the plan backfires and she's turned into a frog as well! As Tiana and Naveen have [[AllWorkVsAllPlay very different outlooks on life]], they have a hard time cooperating, but they're forced to bond together and embark on a journey through the lush bayou of Louisiana to find the mystical [[FairyGodmother Mama]] [[BigGood Odie]] who can lift their spell. While they are joined by [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits Louis, an alligator jazz enthusiast, and a Cajun firefly named Ray]], Dr. Facilier is hot on their trail, intent on using Naveen's blood for further nefarious purposes.

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In 1920s New Orleans, UsefulNotes/NewOrleans, 19-year old waitress Tiana struggles to earn money in order to [[AcceptableFeminineGoals get her own restaurant]] -- a dream she and her dad shared before he passed away. Things seem to be turning around when the handsome prince Naveen comes to town, prompting Tiana's [[SpoiledSweet rich friend Lottie]] to pay her lots of money if Tiana will cater at the party Lottie throws for Naveen. Unfortunately, Lottie is not the only one interested in the egocentrical prince, as an evil voodoo sorcerer named [[BigBad Dr. Facilier]] manages to trick him into a DealWithTheDevil and replaces the prince with his transformed manservant. Naveen is turned into a frog and requires a princess' kiss to lift the spell. Mistaking Tiana for a princess at Lottie's party, he asks her to kiss him. Tiana, disillusioned because her attempt at getting the restaurant failed, reluctantly agrees to kiss Naveen if he pays for her restaurant, but there's a twist -- since she's not a princess, the plan backfires and she's turned into a frog as well! As Tiana and Naveen have [[AllWorkVsAllPlay very different outlooks on life]], they have a hard time cooperating, but they're forced to bond together and embark on a journey through the lush bayou of Louisiana to find the mystical [[FairyGodmother Mama]] [[BigGood Odie]] who can lift their spell. While they are joined by [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits Louis, an alligator jazz enthusiast, and a Cajun firefly named Ray]], Dr. Facilier is hot on their trail, intent on using Naveen's blood for further nefarious purposes.
15th Jul '17 9:49:49 PM Skagit
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** No Catholic trappings are to be found, despite the fact that many Voodoo adherents are also practicing Catholics and almost all Loa are identified with different saints.
14th Jul '17 6:46:42 PM Dingbot
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* DisappearedDad: [[spoiler:It is suggested that Tiana's dad died at some point between her childhood and teenage years, perhaps while fighting in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, since at one point we see a photo of him in a WWI-style uniform on Tiana's dresser. Not only is he wearing a uniform, but there's a Distinguished Service Cross on the frame. Since that's a step below the Medal of Honor, Tiana's dad probably died doing something significant. [[note]]Also, the only Medal of Honor awarded to an African-American for WWI was awarded in 1990, '''seventy-three years after he was killed in action'''. Racism is, unfortunately, a thing.[[/note]]]]

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* DisappearedDad: [[spoiler:It is suggested that Tiana's dad died at some point between her childhood and teenage years, perhaps while fighting in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, since at one point we see a photo of him in a WWI-style uniform on Tiana's dresser. Not only is he wearing a uniform, but there's a Distinguished Service Cross on the frame. Since that's a step below the Medal of Honor, Tiana's dad probably died doing something significant. [[note]]Also, the only Medal of Honor awarded to an African-American African-American, Henry Johnson[[http://http://www.thedailybeast.com/medal-of-honor-at-last-for-black-wwi-veteran]], for WWI was awarded in 1990, '''seventy-three years after he was killed in action'''. Racism is, unfortunately, a thing.action'''.[[/note]]]]
21st Jun '17 3:17:14 AM DemonDuckofDoom
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* BigBad: Dr. Facilier, the EvilSorcerer who transformed Naveen.
10th Jun '17 5:22:42 PM masterofthehouse
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* DraggedOffToHell: [[spoiler:Facilier's fate. After Tiana breaks his talisman, the one object that binds the contract between him and his "friends", the angry voodoo spirits come upon him and drag him by the ankles into the underworld, leaving behind a tombstone that bears his screaming face]].
14th May '17 2:36:37 PM Vanshira
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* NeverRecycleABuilding: Tiana's father sets his sights on an abandoned mill as the place to set up the restaurant he dreams of starting. Not only was the mill empty for some time before he announces this, it remains empty for another ten years or so, while Tiana grows up and saves the money so she can buy the mill for the same purpose after her father dies. One of the things that kicks off the plot is that as soon as she tells the men selling the mill that she's able to afford it, she's informed that someone else just happened to outbid her on it. Given the warehouse's long-abandoned state and that the sellers are jerks, {{fanon}} has taken to the notion that Tiana was simply lied to about the competition.

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* NeverRecycleABuilding: Tiana's father sets his sights on an abandoned mill as the place to set up the restaurant he dreams of starting. Not only was the mill empty for some time before he announces this, it remains empty for another ten years or so, while Tiana grows up and saves the money so she can buy the mill for the same purpose after her father dies. One of the things that kicks off the plot is that as soon as she tells the men selling the mill that she's able to afford it, she's informed that someone else just happened to outbid her on it. Given the warehouse's long-abandoned state and that the sellers are jerks, {{fanon}} has taken to the notion that Tiana was simply lied to about the competition. It was, after all, not uncommon for realtors to promise black buyers that they would be allowed to purchase a run-down property, wait for them to make all the necessary improvements, then yank the deal out from under them and sell the newly-renovated property to a white buyer.
6th Apr '17 10:40:13 AM SignalFirefly
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** According to WordOfGod, Facilier's look was modeled on the voodoo god Baron Samedi: he's lean, he wears a top hat, his logo is a skull with a top hat, and at one point he sports a skull mask.

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** According to WordOfGod, Facilier's look was modeled on the voodoo god loa Baron Samedi: he's lean, he wears a top hat, his logo is a skull with a top hat, and at one point he sports a skull mask.
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