November 23, 2010
Literary Analysis Essay
“The Princess and the Frog”
In “The Princess and the Frog” Walt Disney Animation Studios presents a musical set in the great city of New Orleans. "The Princess and the Frog" marks Disney's return to the warmth and gratefulness of hand drawn animation. The film teams Ron Clements and John Musker, creators of "The Little Mermaid" and "Aladdin" with Oscar winning composer Randy Newman. From the heart of Louisiana's mystical bayouts and the banks of the mighty Mississippi comes an unforgettable tale of love, enchantment and discovery with a trumpet playing alligator, a love sick Cajun firefly, and a host of other charming characters in every part of the movie. The two main characters differ in so many ways including their life and upbringing that shapes them as a character. Tiana is a round character and Naveen is a static character. “I'm not really used to doing this. I mean, most of the time I had servants do everything for me: dress my clothes, brush my teeth, even help me get out of bed!” “Aw, you poor baby” says Tiana. “Yes, they did everything for me, until the day my parents cut me off, and that's when I realized... I don't know how to do anything” says Prince Naveen. There are so many differences between Tiana and Naveen. Tiana is a young waitress working overtime in New Orleans to save up enough money to fulfill her dream of opening her own restaurant. Tiana’s friends wish she'd take some time to have some fun, but she remembers what her father told her: wishing will only get you so far, and hard work is needed to get you the rest of the way. Meanwhile, Prince Naveen, a member of the royal family of Maldonia, has been cut off from his parents' fortune and travels to the United States to find a rich bride, allowing him to maintain his accustomed carefree (and responsibility-free) lifestyle. Tiana's friend Charlotte, who has always dreamed of marrying a prince, is smitten, but Tiana couldn't care less. The two...
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