A couple days ago we reported on “BOLT”, a new animated Disney (not Pixar) feature that looks like a lot of fun, and today we have some news regarding another Disney (not Pixar) animated film, “The Princess and the Frog”. “Princess” returns to Disney’s roots with traditional 2D animation.
Variety reports that Oprah Winfrey has joined the film and will lend her voice to the title Princess’ mother. She joins Anika Noni Rose (Dreamgirls), John Goodman, and Keith David in the film, which is expected to be released at the end of 2009, just in time for the Holiday season.
The film has a lot going for it in my eyes. Not only is it being directed by the team of Ron Clements and John Musker, the minds behind my favorite 2D Disney film “Aladdin” and other classics such as “The Little Mermaid” and “Hercules”, but it will also feature new music from Randy Newman. It has all of the makings to be a new classic and I look forward to seeing (and hearing) more about the film.