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Princess & the FrogPosted Friday, December 11, 2009, at 11:35 AM
I had a chance to watch the new Disney animated flick that is a return to the hand-drawn wonderment that built the Mouse House. 'The Princess and the Frog' is a new take on the classic fairytale that the frog will turn into a prince when kissed by a princess. It's an amazingly well animated film with lots of sequences that just dazzle the eyes with colors and innovative animation. A true return to form for Disney.
So -- is the story and movie actually good? Yeah. It is a great story even though pretty straight to formula and is a good family flick that doesn't have any extra innuendo thrown in -- a true G rated film. This is truly a return to the early 90's frame of animation that produced such amazing flicks such as The Lion King, Aladdin, and The Little Mermaid. I am quite thrilled with this flick after taking a night to think about it. I wasn't sure if what I saw on the screen was as good as the newest Pixar efforts such as Up, but after giving it much thought -- The Princess and the Frog is indeed up there. It doesn't touch the emotional part of Pixar films but it does indeed provide a great time with some traditional Disney singing moments which has been sorely missed by at least me. I loved the singing in movies such as The Lion King. LOVED IT! And this new flick manages to throw in quite a few songs, unfortunately none of them are as amazing as songs from the older flicks such as Be Our Guest, Can You Feel the Love Tonight, or A Whole New World.
Overall, the film has a great story, AMAZING animation, wonderful songs, family friendly entertainment and is a fun time at the movies. I highly recommend this new film!
Well, that's the review for Princess, but I've also got a ton of other things going on that I might just mention -
First -- Divine Productions is hosting Santa on December 14th for kids to get their pictures taken. We are started pics with Santa at 7pm, so please call to get a time to show up. Divine will also be doing free regular sessions during the day.
Second -- Divine Productions is sponsoring the First Night event on New Year's Eve and will be having a dance with free entrance as long as you have a BUTTON (sold at Game On, Divine Productions, and Spotlight Studios) and a screening of the cult classic flick ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW at the Fox Theatre. The screening of Rocky Horror will start just after midnight so you can celebrate the New Year and then come and enjoy Rocky Horror. Tickets are only $2 with your button and we plan on starting the film at 12:30AM.
Third -- Spotlight Studios will hold our first recital with a special Christmas show on December 20th at 7:00pm at the Fox Theatre. Tickets are $2 and anyone can come!
Thanks for reading and make sure you go check out 'The Princess and the Frog' at Cinema 3 -- opens today, Friday December 11th.
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Cody Dame is the CEO and owner of three local McCook Businesses, Game On, Spotlight Studios and Divine Productions. He also manages to work for the McCook Daily Gazette.
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