I have a confession: I absolutely love fairy tales. I love fractured fairy tales, modern fairy tales, regular old fashioned fairy tales, and I have always loved Disney animated fairy tale movies. (Sleeping Beauty is my favorite.) It's been a long time but there is finally a new one coming to theaters on December 11 called The Princess and the Frog (rated G). In the classic version of the tale, the princess lives in a castle somewhere in Europe, and the enchanted frog begs her to kiss him. He is really a handsome prince who was turned into a frog by an evil witch, and in order to break the spell, the frog must be kissed by a beautiful princess. But this movie does not go the traditional route! For one thing, it takes place in the bayous of Louisiana (is bayou a fancy word for swamp?), and the evil witch who cursed the prince is really a freaky voodoo witch doctor. And the kiss. . . well, let's just say things don't go as planned for either the prince or the princess!
What do you think? Very different from the original fairy tale, right? But it looks fun. If you want to print the movie poster, you can download it here (PDF).
— Sonja, STACKS Staffer
Image: THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG (L-R) Frog Naveen, Princess Tiana ©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved