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The princess and the frog

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Notes: The Princess and the Frog marks the first time that a Disney princess has the very modern aspiration of being a business woman, not escaping her circumstances by marrying a prince.
Title: The Princess and the Frog
Genre: Buddy Love
Year: 2009
Runtime: 97 minutes
Author: Karimah Boston
Movie Database: TBD
Screenplay: Ron Clements and John Musker
Log Line: A fateful kiss with a frog leads a young woman into the depths of the Louisiana bayou on a quest to become human again
 
(TBD) Opening Image: In the stately LaBouef Manor, Tiana's mother tells the story of the Frog Princess
(TBD) Theme Stated: Tiana vows to never kiss a frog, no matter what
(TBD) Setup: Tiana is all work and no play. She is so focused on her dream of owning a restaurant, she won't go dancing with friends. When she finally saves up enough to buy her restaurant, the realtors decide that a woman of her "background" can't possibly own a restaurant. Prince Naveen enjoys his carefree life and wants to keep it that way for as long as possible
(TBD) Catalyst: Hoping against hope that her wish will come true, Tiana kisses frog Naveen and turns into a frog herself
(TBD) Debate: Will these two complete opposites survive each other and the terrors of the bayou to become human again?
(TBD) Break Into Two: Lost in the bayou, the frogs survive three hungry alligators. Tiana takes it upon herself to find a way to reverse the spell
(TBD) B Story: Facilier and Lawrence plot to marry Charlotte, kill Big Daddy LaBouef and steal the LaBouef family fortune.
(TBD) Fun and Games: The frogs meet Louis the trombone playing alligator, Ray a cajun firefly and three inept frog hunters
(TBD) Midpoint: For the first time Naveen and Tiana see each other in a new light. She's not a stick in the mud and he's capable of more than what he's given credit for
(TBD) Bad Guys Close In: The dark spirits Facilier sent to track down Naveen almost catch him until Mama Odie stops them. Convinced that Naveen needs to kiss Charlotte while she is Mardi Gras princess, the frogs race back to New Orleans before Mardi Gras ends. Naveen realizes that he has feelings for Tiana but before he can tell her, Tiana sees her restaurant and Naveen realizes just how important owning it is to her. Naveen decides to marry Charlotte and give Tiana the money she needs to open her restaurant. The dark spirits capture Naveen again, just when Tiana realizes Naveen was trying to tell her how he feels about her. Tiana races to tell Naveen how she feels about him but sees "Naveen" marry Charlotte on the Mardi Gras float
(TBD) All Is Lost: Hurt that Naveen chose money over love, Tiana sits alone in a cemetary.
(TBD) Dark Night of the Soul: Facilier forces Tiana to choose between owning the restaurant or destroying the talisman that keeps Naveen a frog
(TBD) Break into Three: Charlotte tries to break the spell but can't. Naveen and Tiana decide to stay frogs
(TBD) Finale: Mama Odie marries Naveen and Charlotte in the forest. When Naveen kisses Tiana they are both magically transformed back into humans
(TBD) Final Image: Tiana dances with Naveen on the roof of her restaurant
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