Disney’s traditionally animated The Princess and the Frog will come to DVD and Blu-ray on March 16 as a single-disc DVD, a single-disc Blu-ray, and a three-disc Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack. Extras on the single-disc DVD will include a filmmakers’ audio commentary, deleted scenes, a Princess Portraits game, and a music video for Ne-Yo’s end credits song Never Knew I Needed. The Blu-ray Disc adds a number of exclusive features, including art galleries and the featurettes The Disney Legacy, The Making of a Princess, Disney’s Newest Princess, Conjuring the Villain, The Return to Hand-Drawn Animation, Bringing Life to Animation and a behind the scenes tour. A full press release and cover art can be seen here:
In A Rollicking Musical Adventure From The Creators
Of Aladdin and The Little Mermaid.
Critically-Acclaimed Animated Feature The Princess And The Frog
Premieres March 16, 2010 on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD
Tiana, the ninth and newest enchanting addition to the legendary lineage of Disney Princesses, makes her home entertainment debut in a rollicking Big Easy-style fairy tale when The Princess And The Frog arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on March 16, 2010 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.
A timeless heroine in the tradition of Snow White, Ariel, Jasmine and the rest of the beloved royal sisterhood, Tiana comes to life with classic hand-drawn Disney animation from the revered team of John Musker and Ron Clements (Aladdin, The Little Mermaid) and a jazz-infused musical score from Academy Award winning composer Randy Newman (Best Original Song, Monsters, Inc., 2001). A royal procession of exclusive bonus features, including games and specially-created featurettes, take viewers on a once-in-a-lifetime tour of the storied French Quarter of New Orleans and into the magic-steeped bayou for hours of can’t-miss family entertainment.
The Princess And The Frog transports audiences to glorious, glamorous New Orleans as Tiana, the first African American Disney princess meets her frog prince and gives him the fateful kiss that leads them both on a hilarious adventure through the mystical, magical bayous of Louisiana. The Princess And The Frog’s colorful cast of one-of-a-kind new characters joyfully raises the roof, with voice performances from stars including Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose (Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical, 2004,Caroline, or Change), Keith David (Crash), Jenifer Lewis (Strong Medicine), Jim Cummings (Mickey Mouse Clubhouse), Michael-Leon Wooley (Ghost Town), Bruno Campos (Nip/Tuck), Peter Bartlett (The Producers), Terrence Howard (Hustle & Flow), Jennifer Cody (Broadway’s Shrek: The Musical), Oprah Winfrey and John Goodman (Monsters, Inc.).
Bonus Features: single disc DVD ($29.99 SRP):
• Audio Commentary by John Musker and Ron Clements (co-writers and directors) and Peter Del Vecho (producer)
• Deleted Scenes
• Never Knew I Needed Music video by Ne-Yo
• Games and Activities: What Do You See: Princess Portraits, a bayou-style quiz tests viewers’ knowledge of all of Disney’s beautiful princesses. Ray’s firefly family creates twinkling portraits of each princess and if the player correctly identifies her, they can enjoy a tongue-cheek mini re-telling of that character’s story.
The Blu-ray Combo Pack edition ($44.99 SRP) comes with additional Backstage Disney bonus features:
• Magic In The Bayou: The Making of A Princess — Co-writers and directors John Musker and Ron Clements take a freewheeling, behind-the-scenes look at the making of Disney’s newest animated film as it grows from an initial concept to a lavish animated film set in the enchanting world of New Orleans and the surrounding bayous.
• The Return To Hand Drawn Animation featurette
• The Disney Legacy featurette
• Disney’s Newest Princess featurette
• The Princess and the Animator featurette
• Conjuring The Villain featurette
• A Return To The Animated Musical featurette
• Bringing Life to Animation, with an introduction by John Musker and Ron Clements.
• Deleted Scenes introduced by the filmmakers
• Art Galleries — A collection of storyboard art traces the visual development of The Princess And The Frog’s rich gallery of
characters and settings.
With extravagant musical numbers, stunningly realized settings and gorgeously rendered costumes, The Princess And The Frog serves up an experience Richard Corliss of Time calls “A start-to-finish delight.”
Street Date: March 16, 2010
Feature run time: 97 minutes