Dueling Movies: Disney released The Princess and the Frog against 20th Century Fox's Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakel and Avatar. Disney fans as well as non-Disney animation buffs question on how Disney made a big mistake.
Genre-Killer: Not in the literally since, but Disney banked their interest in returning to do Traditional Animation films by how well Princess and the Frog performed at the box office. It did ok.Tangled came out two years later and gave Disney their highest numbers since The Lion King. Disney would once more say they were no longer going to do any more traditional animation films.
Throw It In: Originally, the plan was for Naveen to say "That's new" after his vocal sac inflates suddenly in a surprised tone of voice (i.e. "Whoa, that's new.") However, Bruno Campos said the line in a suave tone of voice, making the scene arguably much funnier (especially since his new tone of voice makes it sound more like "That's a new feature", in other words, that he's trying to pretend he already knew about it).
What Could Have Been: In an earlier script, Dr. Facilier wasn't just a dark wizard who wants to conquer New Orleans with the help of his Friends on the Other Side - he would have been Mama Odie's son, who followed the path of the dark arts unlike his mother. In this same script, there was to be a showdown between the two of them, which would have converged into a major battle during the Mardi Gras.
Also, Facilier was originally named Dr. Duvalier after Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier, the Voodoo practicing genocidal dictator of Haiti.