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Old December 18 2009, 04:34 AM   #16
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Old December 18 2009, 05:18 AM   #17
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I agree that the secondary character, the spoiled best friend, was a true Southern Belle in every sense of the word. Sweet, spoiled, self-centered yet giving.
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Old December 20 2009, 04:37 AM   #18
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Overall, I thought it was very good. The main knock would be the music, which was perfectly fine, but not as memorable as any of the 90s animated musicals I can think of; people are still using music from even minor hits like Hercules to make YouTube music videos more than a decade later, but I don't think any of these have that kind of legs). Serviceable, but not spectacular. "Dig A Little Deeper" was probably the best of them.

Everything else worked great, though. In particular, big success on characterization of the leads, particularly Naveen. Because, really, most of the male leads in princess movies are just there to provide the happy ending, they don't have much in the way of personality; he's got some swagger. I also liked how they handled Charlotte; spoiled, but she wasn't a jealous bitch or anything, and was ready to help Tiana at every turn.

The animation design on the frogs was great. I also liked the stylized look of "Almost There".
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Old December 20 2009, 06:13 AM   #19
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Everything else worked great, though. In particular, big success on characterization of the leads, particularly Naveen. Because, really, most of the male leads in princess movies are just there to provide the happy ending, they don't have much in the way of personality; he's got some swagger. I also liked how they handled Charlotte; spoiled, but she wasn't a jealous bitch or anything, and was ready to help Tiana at every turn.
That's what I really liked. I was afraid Charlotte was going to be a rich-bitch who just used Tiana (Oh! Here's some money, you're going to cater my party!) and I really though she'd lose her shit when Tiana runed the catering table.

But, no, as pleasant surprise Charlotte was a real, good, friend to Tiana, was willing to reverse Naveen's spell so he could hook-up with Tiana and then Charlotte became a pedophille.
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Old December 20 2009, 07:38 AM   #20
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Overall, I thought it was very good. The main knock would be the music, which was perfectly fine, but not as memorable as any of the 90s animated musicals I can think of; people are still using music from even minor hits like Hercules to make YouTube music videos more than a decade later, but I don't think any of these have that kind of legs). Serviceable, but not spectacular. "Dig A Little Deeper" was probably the best of them.
Wow I'm surprised to read this. I thought the music was extremely memorable, in fact a week later it is STILL stuck in my head. It does help that I was at Disneyland at the time, where they have a new show/parade thing going on in New Orleans Square that involves the movie characters and songs, so I heard the songs probably about 4 times each in 2 days.

Almost There and Goin Down the Bayou (I know that's not the actual name of the song, but whatever) were the ones that were especially memorable to me.
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Old December 21 2009, 01:28 AM   #21
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I liked the bayou song and Dig a Little Deeper( with the awesome roseate spoonbill chorus)
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I liked the bayou song and Dig a Little Deeper( with the awesome roseate spoonbill chorus)
The bayou song was really good. Not may songs from the movie stick out to me, honestly. Maybe the song Tiana sang about working to get her restaurant.
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Old December 21 2009, 06:10 AM   #23
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Yeah, I have to think hard to remember the music. I didn't feel that it had that signature song that the 90s Disney movies had which became a somewhat of a mainstream hit.
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