I just watched The Princess and the Frog. Unusually, my dad sat this one out because, and I quote, "There's no spaceships." Honestly he didn't miss much. I've never liked Disney films and this one just confirmed every idea about them I remembered in my head is absolutely true. The whole comic relief sidekick schtick they always do never fails to drive me up the wall. The alligator, the hillbilly firefly, and Lawrence...I'd have cut all of them on the scripting stage. The one thing that peeked my curiosity and got me to watch this one (besides a lack of familiarity compared to other overexposed Disney films) was the Lousiana setting, which they used exceptionally well. I loved Dr. Facilier's use of French, though it only happens twice which is a shame. In fact, Facilier is underutilized in general despite being tied with Prince Naveen for being the best character in the movie. Despite the title, I didn't care much for the frog shenanigans and much preferred the start of the film everyone is human doing meaningful things rather than random filler in the bayou. I really didn't appreciate how they handled the firefly's death. He should've been instantly crushed to death when squashed by Dr. Facilier (granted the same is true of both times Prince Naveen is squashed with a book) and it would've been a fitting end with a nice somber tone. Instead, they decide that he's actually still alive but not really cuz it's only long enough for him to have a dramatic death speech that as touching as it was frankly wasn't necessary. I loved how the opening music number introduces all the key characters in one feel swoop. It's very effective, even if we don't quite know who they are yet. Charlotte's dad seemed quite prominent at the start of the film so it's a bit surprising he just kinda disappears once they turn into frogs. I expected him to have a more important role, possibly as a villain. Anyway, those are my thoughts on the film in a disorganized ramble. I hope the wall of text isn't too off-putting.