Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA, 90211
Marc Davis Celebration of Animation
Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures. DCP. 98 minutes.
Hosted by Quvenzhané Wallis
Anika Noni Rose will perform live, backed by Kenny Sara & the Sounds of New Orleans
With special guests:
Anika Noni Rose, “Tiana”
Jenifer Lewis, “Mama Odie”
Michael-Leon Wooley, “Louis”
Keith David, “Dr. Facilier”
Ron Clements, director
Peter Del Vecho, producer
Rob Edwards, screenwriter
Marlon West, head of effects
Bruce W. Smith, animator “Dr. Facilier”
Randy Newman, composer
The Academy is proud to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Disney’s The Princess and the Frog. This hand-drawn animated comedy set in New Orleans introduced audiences to a spirited young African American woman named Tiana, a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again and a fateful kiss that leads them both on a hilarious adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana. Featuring a soundtrack brimming with jazz, zydeco and blues, the film also offered a fresh, uniquely American take on the beloved Disney musical tradition.
Upon its release, The Princess and the Frog marked the sixth collaboration of the veteran writing and directing team of Ron Clements and John Musker, the team behind The Great Mouse Detective (1986), The Little Mermaid (1989), Aladdin (1992), Hercules (1997) and Treasure Planet (2002). The Princess and the Frog was nominated for three Oscars including Animated Feature Film and two nominations for Original Song for “Almost There” and “Down In New Orleans.”
Directed by John Musker, Ron Clements. Produced by Peter Del Vecho. Screenplay by Clements, Musker, Rob Edwards. Story by Clements, Musker, Greg Erb, Jason Oremland. Songs by Randy Newman. Inspired by The Frog Princess by E.D. Baker.
Voice Cast: Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos, Keith David, Michael-Leon Wooley, Jennifer Cody, Jim Cummings, Peter Bartlett, Jenifer Lewis, Oprah Winfrey, Terrence Howard, John Goodman.