Don’s review published on Letterboxd:
Ushering in a new age for Disney with its first African-American princess, but also harking back to the good ol’ days (animation-wise!!) with its gorgeous traditional hand drawn animation, The Princess and the Frog is a delicious blend of the conventional and the contemporary.
As stated in my previous review, everything about this screams woefully underrated, and I am fully serious when I say this is easily one of the best Disney films out there.
Not only do we have a self-reliant, intelligent and hardworking Disney Princess for the modern young girl (and guy) to look up to, we also have some of the funniest supporting characters (Ray and Evangeline for lyf ❤), the most excellently jazz-inspired, toe-tappingly superlative songs in the entire Disney canon (Almost There is a giddy ode to hard work and achieving our dreams which always raises a cheer) and though I’ve mentioned this already, the animation is incredible! Every frame glitters and shines and really showcases the beauty of hand drawn animation.
A brilliant watch, and seriously underrated.