Anyone seen Princess and the Frog yet?

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Anyone seen Princess and the Frog yet?

Postby Dark Sploosh » Sat Dec 12, 2009 7:18 pm

I saw it yesterday. Now, it may be because I'm an old fan of the Disney Renaissance, but it was probably one of the best movies of the year, and certainly the best thing Disney's put out in years. It was such a joy to see traditional animation coming back after all these years of CGI flicks. I just hope it makes a ton of money so Disney decides it's worth it to keep putting out traditionally animated features.
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Re: Anyone seen Princess and the Frog yet?

Postby Dark_Fairy » Sat Dec 12, 2009 8:46 pm

I plan to go see it next weekend, and I'm super excited about it! It was going to be this weekend, but I have finals to study for.*coughIprobablycoughshouldn'tbeonherebutohwellcough*

Dark Sploosh wrote:It was such a joy to see traditional animation coming back after all these years of CGI flicks. I just hope it makes a ton of money so Disney decides it's worth it to keep putting out traditionally animated features.


I couldn't agree with you more. I miss the good old animated classics. I hope they make more.

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Re: Anyone seen Princess and the Frog yet?

Postby Werefrog » Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:52 pm

Dark Sploosh wrote: Now, it may be because I'm an old fan of the Disney Renaissance, but it was probably one of the best movies of the year, and certainly the best thing Disney's put out in years.


Are we counting Pixar movies as Disney movies? If so, I find this claim dubious.

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Re: Anyone seen Princess and the Frog yet?

Postby Dark Sploosh » Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:28 pm

Werefrog wrote:
Dark Sploosh wrote: Now, it may be because I'm an old fan of the Disney Renaissance, but it was probably one of the best movies of the year, and certainly the best thing Disney's put out in years.


Are we counting Pixar movies as Disney movies? If so, I find this claim dubious.


Don't worry, I consider Pixar separate from Disney.
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Re: Anyone seen Princess and the Frog yet?

Postby Nobiyuki77 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 3:45 am

Planning to see it as soon as I get a friend to come with me. :3 I love 2-D animation.
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Re: Anyone seen Princess and the Frog yet?

Postby Aaron » Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:52 am

I just got back from seeing it.

I gotta say it was pretty good. But one thing bothered me.

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DID SOMEONE COPY AND PASTE?

lol.

Other then that, the art was gorgeous. I loved it every second of it was colorful, and very well drawn. They had a good mix of computer animation and drawings.

I recommend it. The music was really good too.

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Re: Anyone seen Princess and the Frog yet?

Postby ilovemyguitar » Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:43 am

*shrug*

I guess I appreciate that it uses hand-drawn animation, but I'm more anxious to see "Rapunzel."
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Re: Anyone seen Princess and the Frog yet?

Postby Dark Sploosh » Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:54 pm

Well Aaron, Disney Princes have always had this weird tendency to all look very similar, haven't they? Seriously, I can't think of one who's even blond. Still, at least they gave Naveen a personality, something that previous Princes were sorely lacking, so I think that really helped make it work.
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Re: Anyone seen Princess and the Frog yet?

Postby Sonic# » Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:32 am

Dark Sploosh wrote:Well Aaron, Disney Princes have always had this weird tendency to all look very similar, haven't they? Seriously, I can't think of one who's even blond. Still, at least they gave Naveen a personality, something that previous Princes were sorely lacking, so I think that really helped make it work.


Beast in his human form is rather blondish. And Prince Philip from Sleeping Beauty is a brun. Outside of that... yeah, their faces all look pretty similar.
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Re: Anyone seen Princess and the Frog yet?

Postby Dark Sploosh » Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:29 am

Sonic# wrote:
Dark Sploosh wrote:Well Aaron, Disney Princes have always had this weird tendency to all look very similar, haven't they? Seriously, I can't think of one who's even blond. Still, at least they gave Naveen a personality, something that previous Princes were sorely lacking, so I think that really helped make it work.


Beast in his human form is rather blondish. And Prince Philip from Sleeping Beauty is a brun. Outside of that... yeah, their faces all look pretty similar.


*Facepalm* I totally forgot about Beast. It's probably because he's human for a grand total of two seconds, but still...thinking about it, Human Beast always had my favorite character design out of all the Disney Princes. Probably because he looked nothing like the others.
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Re: Anyone seen Princess and the Frog yet?

Postby LuNaRtIc » Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:47 am

Saw it, loved it, laughed, cried, etc. It was so nice to see some traditional animation. Hope there will be more in the future, I miss it. Dr. Facilier was probably my favorite part of the movie. He was a solid villain. (I imagine Kingdom Hearts will have a field day with him if they decide to incorporate TPatF into the games. :roll: )

I guess I appreciate that it uses hand-drawn animation, but I'm more anxious to see "Rapunzel."

The concept art for Rapunzel is absolutely gorgeous, I can't believe they're making it a CG movie. It has so much potential... just my opinion, but I don't believe CG movies have the same level of beauty that 2-D animated films capture.

Oh and on a related note, Roy Disney passed away today, bless his soul. At least he held on long enough to see TPatF make it to #1 at the box office its opening weekend.
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