The Princess and the Frog

This traditionally animated musical inspired by E. D. Baker’s book The Frog Princess, itself a reimagining of the Brothers Grimm classic The Frog Prince, moves the story to 1920s New Orleans and is the first of Disney’s animated features to center Black characters. Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, the team responsible for such modern classics as The Little Mermaid (1989) and Aladdin (1992), the film received nominations for Animated Feature Film and for two of the original songs by score composer Randy Newman, “Almost There” and “Down In New Orleans.” 

DIRECTED BY: John Musker, Ron Clements. WRITTEN BY: Ron Clements, John Musker, Rob Edwards. STORY BY: Ron Clements, John Musker, Greg Erb, Jason Oremland. WITH: Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos, Keith David, Michael-Leon Wooley. 2009. 97 min. USA. Color. English. Rated G; suitable for ages 6+. 35mm. Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.

Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation. 

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Drop-in Workshop for Families
Drop-in Workshop for Families

The Education team invites families to join museum educators every month to be inspired by the museum’s exhibitions and screenings to learn, create, and have fun! 

Our August Drop-In Workshops for Families are inspired by two films in our ongoing Family Matinees film series, The Princess and the Frog (2009) and Encanto (2021). What do these two films have in common? Food! Food plays key roles in both films.