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  • Moana [DVD] [2016] Moana | DVD | (03/04/2017) from £5.97  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Moana, an epic adventure about a spirited teen who sets sail on a daring mission to save her people. Along the way, Moana (Auli?i Cravalho) meets the once mighty demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson), and together they cross the ocean on a fun-filled, action-packed voyage. Bring home the movie full of heart, humour and oceans of bonus extras! Bonus: Theatrical Short Film: Inner Workings (With Introduction)

  • Moana [Blu-ray] [2016] Moana | Blu Ray | (03/04/2017) from £11.48  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Moana, an epic adventure about a spirited teen who sets sail on a daring mission to save her people. Along the way, Moana (Auli?i Cravalho) meets the once mighty demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson), and together they cross the ocean on a fun-filled, action-packed voyage. Bring home the movie full of heart, humour and oceans of bonus extras! Bonus: Theatrical Short Film: Inner Workings (With Introduction) Maui Mini-Movie: Gone Fishing Voice of the Islands THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT Ron, John, Auli?i & Dwayne THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT Mark, Opetaia & Lin-Manuel Island Fashion The Elements Of...Mini-Maui The Elements Of...Water The Elements Of...Lava The Elements Of...Hair They Know The Way: Making The Music Of Moana Deleted Song: Warrior Face With Introduction By Songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda Fishing For Easter Eggs Deleted Scenes With Introductions by Directors John Musker and Ron Clements (Overall Intro + Individual Intros) How Far I'll Go Performed By Alessia Cara How Far I'll Go Around The World Audio Commentary By Directors John Musker And Ron Clements **(scheduled for 12/8)

  • The Little Mermaid [DVD] [1989] The Little Mermaid | DVD | (02/09/2013) from £4.77  |  Saving you £10.99 (61.10%)  |  RRP £17.99

    From the moment that Prince Eric's ship emerged from the fog in the opening credits of The Little Mermaid in 1989 it was apparent that Disney had somehow, suddenly recaptured a "magic" that had been dormant for 30 years. In the tale of a headstrong young mermaid who yearns to "spend a day, warm on the sand", Ariel trades her voice to Ursula, the Sea Witch (classically voiced by Pat Carroll), for a pair of legs. Ariel can only succeed if she receives true love's kiss in a few day's time and she needs all the help she can from a singing crab named Sebastian, a loudmouth seagull and a flounder. The lyrics and music by song-writing team Howard Ashman and Alan Menken are top form: witty and relevant, and they advance the story (go on, hum a few bars of "Under the Sea"). Mermaid put animation back on the studio's "to do" list and was responsible for ushering 1991's Beauty and the Beast into cinemas. A modern Disney classic. --Keith Simanton

  • Aladdin  (Disney) [1992] Aladdin (Disney) | DVD | (07/07/2008) from £7.25  |  Saving you £9.51 (52.90%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Soar away on a magical carpet ride of non-stop laughs and thrills in one of the most spectacular adventures of all times! In the heart of an encharted city a commoner named Aladdin and his mischievous monkey Abu battle to save the free-spirited Prinvess Jasmine from the schemes of the evil sorcerer Jafar. Aladdin's whole life changes with one rub of a magic lamp as a fun-loving shape shiftin Genie appears and grants him three wishes setting him on an incredible journey of discovery! This Musical Masterpiece edition of Aladdin lets you sing along to five of your favourite songs from this classic film!

  • The Princess and the Frog [DVD] The Princess and the Frog | DVD | (21/06/2010) from £8.94  |  Saving you £9.05 (50.30%)  |  RRP £17.99

    After the visual bombast of many contemporary CGI and motion-capture features, the drawn characters in The Princess and the Frog, Walt Disney Studio's eagerly awaited return to traditional animation, feel doubly welcome. Directed by John Musker and Ron Clements (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin), The Princess and the Frog moves the classic fairy tale to a snazzy version of 1920s New Orleans. Tiana (voice by Anika Noni Rose), the first African-American Disney heroine, is not a princess, but a young woman who hopes to fulfill her father's dream of opening a restaurant to serve food that will bring together people from all walks of life. Tiana may wish upon a star, but she believes that hard work is the way to fulfill your aspirations. Her dedication clashes with the cheerful idleness of the visiting prince Naveen (Bruno Campos). A voodoo spell cast by Dr. Facilier (Keith David) in a showstopping number by composer Randy Newman initiates the events that will bring the mismatched hero and heroine together. However, the animation of three supporting characters--Louis (Michael-Leon Wooley), a jazz-playing alligator; Ray (Jim Cummings), a Cajun firefly; and 197-year-old voodoo priestess Mama Odie (Jenifer Lewis)--is so outstanding, it nearly steals the film. Alternately funny, touching, and dramatic, The Princess and the Frog is an all-too-rare example of a movie a family can enjoy together, with the most and least sophisticated members appreciating different elements. The film is also a welcome sign that the beleaguered Disney Feature Animation Studio has turned away from such disasters as Home on the Range, Chicken Little, and Meet the Robinsons and is once again moving in the right direction. --Charles Solomon Stills from Princess and the Frog (Click for larger image)

  • Aladdin [Blu-ray] [1992][Region Free] Aladdin | Blu Ray | (15/04/2013) from £11.48  |  Saving you £8.51 (42.60%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Disney's 1992 animated feature is a triumph of wit and skill. The high-tech artwork and graphics look great, the characters are strong, the familiar story is nicely augmented with an interesting villain (Jafar, voiced by Jonathan Freeman) and there's an incredible hook atop the whole thing: Robin Williams's frantically hilarious vocal performance as Aladdin's genie. Even if one isn't particularly moved by the love story between the title character (Scott Weinger) and his girlfriend Jasmine (Linda Larkin), you can easily get lost in Williams's improvisational energy and the equally entertaining performances of Freeman and Gilbert Gottfried (as Jafar's parrot). --Tom Keogh

  • Disney Princess 11 Movie Keepsake Boxset [DVD] [2015] Disney Princess 11 Movie Keepsake Boxset | DVD | (02/11/2015) from £40.45  |  Saving you £20.54 (33.70%)  |  RRP £60.99

    Collection of eleven Disney animated films. In 'The Princess and the Frog' (2009), set in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Prince Naveen (voice of Bruno Campos) is transformed into a frog by the evil voodoo man Dr Facilier (Keith David) and goes in search of a princess to break the spell. He finds a young African-American girl called Tiana (Anika Noni Rose) and, mistaking her for a princess, asks her for a restorative kiss. Things, however, don't go to plan when the kiss only succeeds in changing Tiana into a frog, too. The two unfortunate amphibians go on a journey together, hoping to find a way out of their predicament, and meet some new friends along the way. In 'Brave' (2012) headstrong tomboy and skilled archer Princess Merida (Kelly Macdonald) is determined to break with tradition and carve out her own path in life. In defiance of her parents, King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson), Merida flies in the face of an age-old custom held sacred by the three principal lords of the land. Her actions lead to chaos in the kingdom, and it is now up to Merida not only to restore harmony in the land but to undo an ill-fated wish bestowed upon her by a wayward wise woman (Julie Walters). In 'Cinderella' (1950), enslaved by her wicked stepmother and two ugly sisters, the beautiful Cinderella (Ilene Woods) seems destined to miss the glittering party at which the Prince (William Phipps) will choose his bride. However, a magical makeover courtesy of her Fairy Godmother (Verna Felton) gets her to the ball on time and Cinderella begins to cast her own spell on the Prince. In 'Sleeping Beauty' (1959) a curse is placed upon Princess Aurora (Mary Costa) by the evil fairy Maleficent (Eleanor Audley) and the girl falls into a deep and endless sleep on her 16th birthday. Only a kiss from Prince Phillip (Bill Shirley) can wake her, and three good fairies set out to engineer that event. In 'Beauty and the Beast' (1991), when a prince (Robby Benson) is turned into a hideous beast by a magical spell, he finds that the only way out of his predicament is to win the love of the beautiful Belle (Paige O'Hara). Belle agrees to come and stay at his home in exchange for the freedom of her father, whom the Beast had previously imprisoned for trespassing. At first she is repulsed by the Beast's hideous features, but as time passes Belle learns to recognise his true inner beauty. In 'The Little Mermaid' (1989) Ariel (Jodi Benson) is the mermaid daughter of King Triton (Kenneth Mars) and lives beneath the waves. However, she longs to see the world above, especially after rescuing a handsome prince from drowning. To this end she makes a deal with sea witch Ursula (Pat Carroll): Ariel can live above the sea in exchange for her beautiful singing voice. She soon regrets her decision, however, when it transpires that her father's kingdom is at risk. In 'Pocahontas' (1995) Native American girl Pocahontas (Irene Bedard/sung by Judy Kuhn)'s life, and that of her tribe, is dramatically changed by the arrival of a shipload of English settlers. Amongst them is the charming adventurer Captain John Smith (Mel Gibson) and a romance blossoms between him and Pocahontas. However, their love is put to the test when the tribesmen and the settlers decide to go to war. In 'Mulan' (1998) Ancient China faces invasion by the barbarian hordes of Shan-Yu, and calls all able-bodied men to arms to defend their Emperor. Mulan (Ming-Na Wen/sung by Lea Salonga) disguises herself as a boy and joins up in her aged father's place, accompanied by her protectors: guardian dragon Mushu (Eddie Murphy) and lucky cricket Cri-kee (Frank Welker). Mulan trains under the handsome Captain Shang (B.D. Wong/sung by Donny Osmond), with whom she soon falls in love, and shows herself to be a capable warrior. When Mulan is wounded in battle, however, the secret of her gender is discovered and she faces exposure and disgrace. In 'Aladdin' (1992) Aladdin (Scott Weinger/sung by Brad Kane), a street urchin with a pet monkey called Abu, one day meets the beautiful Princess Jasmine (Linda Larkin/sung by Salonga) by chance in the marketplace after she has sneaked out of the royal palace. The sultan's advisor, the evil Jafar (Jonathan Freeman), who is hatching an evil plot to marry Jasmine and become sultan himself, senses her attraction to the youth and immediately gives orders to throw Aladdin in jail. But when Aladdin discovers a magic lamp in a cave, his quest begins: to defeat Jafar and win the hand of the princess with the help of the Genie in the lamp (Robin Williams). In 'Tangled' (2010) handsome young bandit Flynn Rider (Zachary Levi) is surprised to discover that a seemingly abandoned tower deep in the forest does in fact have an occupant in the form of feisty long-haired teen Rapunzel (Mandy Moore). Rapunzel, who has been looking for a means of escape from the tower in which she has been grounded for her entire life, strikes a deal with the dashing outlaw and the unlikely pair soon find themselves caught up in the adventure of a lifetime. In 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' (1937) Snow White (Adriana Caselotti) is born pure and beautiful, so beautiful that her evil stepmother orders a huntsman to take her into the forest and kill her. However, the huntsman takes pity on the young beauty and sets her free. Alone and lost in the forest, she soon meets a group of kindly dwarfs who provide her with friendship and a place to sleep. But the evil stepmother is still plotting to get rid of Snow White...

  • Treasure Planet  (Disney) [2003] Treasure Planet (Disney) | DVD | (07/07/2003) from £5.99  |  Saving you £12.00 (66.70%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Treasure Planet, a pet project of Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Hercules codirectors Ron Clements and John Musker, is an ambitious animation hybrid (traditional animation combined with elaborate CGI backgrounds). It was the subject of numerous in-studio battles, but Disney office politics and a poor public reception shouldn't distract one from its many admirable qualities, not the least being its overall fidelity to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel Treasure Island. Curiously revamped as a sci-fi adventure with space-faring galleons, flintlock ray guns and extreme-sports attitude, it caters to a young audience for whom Stevenson's adventure is an undiscovered treasure, revving up the material with arcade-game excitements. It's entertaining, for what it is, and kids will surely enjoy it. Maybe next time, however, Disney will follow its own legacy and properly adapt Stevenson (as they did with their 1950 live-action classic) for a new, and hopefully receptive, generation. --Jeff Shannon

  • Moana [Blu-ray 3D] [2016] Moana | Blu Ray | (03/04/2017) from £11.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Moana, an epic adventure about a spirited teen who sets sail on a daring mission to save her people. Along the way, Moana (Auli?i Cravalho) meets the once mighty demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson), and together they cross the ocean on a fun-filled, action-packed voyage. Bring home the movie full of heart, humour and oceans of bonus extras! Bonus: Theatrical Short Film: Inner Workings (With Introduction) Maui Mini-Movie: Gone Fishing Voice of the Islands THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT Ron, John, Auli?i & Dwayne THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT Mark, Opetaia & Lin-Manuel Island Fashion The Elements Of...Mini-Maui The Elements Of...Water The Elements Of...Lava The Elements Of...Hair They Know The Way: Making The Music Of Moana Deleted Song: Warrior Face With Introduction By Songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda Fishing For Easter Eggs Deleted Scenes With Introductions by Directors John Musker and Ron Clements (Overall Intro + Individual Intros) How Far I'll Go Performed By Alessia Cara How Far I'll Go Around The World Audio Commentary By Directors John Musker And Ron Clements **(scheduled for 12/8) Theatrical Short Film: Inner Workings (Without Introduction)

  • The Aladdin Trilogy  (Disney) [1992] The Aladdin Trilogy (Disney) | DVD | (07/07/2008) from £13.19  |  Saving you £22.80 (63.40%)  |  RRP £35.99

    This box set features all three Aladdin films! Aladdin: Musical Masterpiece - Imagine if you had three wishes three hopes three dreams and they all could come true! Street urchin Aladdin wanders the streets of an ancient city scraping a living with his faithful monkey friend Abu. One day having tired of being confined to the palace that overlooks the city Princess Jasmine sneaks into the marketplace where she bumps into Aladdin. The path of love at first sight never did run smooth though and the evil Jafar advisor to the Sultan orders that Aladdin be thrown in prison. In fact while there Aladdin becomes embroiled in Jafar's nefarious plot to recover a mysterious old lamp that will allow him to rule the land. Can Aladdin recover the lamp? Will the anarchic genie (voiced by Robin Williams) grant his wish and make him a prince so he can marry the princess? Aladdin 2 - The Return Of Jafar: Special Edition - Aladdin is adjusting to life as part of the aristocracy but the pressures of the upper crust lifestyle are starting to impinge on the whirlwind romance. Princess Jasmine is soon to be in danger once again as Abis Mal discovers Jafar's black lamp and paves the way for his revenge... Aladin And The King Of Thieves: Special Edition - Aladdin and Princess Jasmine are still getting around to saying 'I Do' but the nefarious Cassim and his gang of Forty Thieves prompt a halt to proceedings as they continue their search for the Hand Of Midas which is rumoured to turn everything into gold!

  • Hercules [Blu-ray] [Region Free] Hercules | Blu Ray | (14/10/2013) from £11.48  |  Saving you £8.51 (42.60%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Experience Hercules Disney's animated classic from the creators of Aladdin and the Little Mermaid on Blu-ray for the first time ever! Nominated for an Academy Award this legendary family favourite is packed with colossal laughs and nonstop adventure. Taken from the gods as a newborn and adopted on earth Hercules is just an awkward pillar of strength trying to fit in. What he wants most is to impress his father Zeus. When Hercules discovers Hades' sinister plot to take over Mount Olympus he goes from zero to hero and with the help of his pals Pegasus and Phil discovers that real strength comes from the heart! Special Features: The Making of Hercules Go the Distance Music Video with Ricky Martin

  • The Little Mermaid Collection [DVD] [1989] The Little Mermaid Collection | DVD | (02/09/2013) from £11.99  |  Saving you £16.00 (57.20%)  |  RRP £27.99

    The Little Mermaid Special Features: Part of Her World: Jodi Benson's Voyage to New Fantasy Land Fathoms Below: Deleted Scene with Introduction Fight with Ursula Alternate Ending with Introduction The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea Special Features: Read Along Trivia Game What Am I? Game The Little Mermaid 3: Ariel's Beginning Special Features: Deleted Scenes Games and Activities Music Disney Song Selection Backstage Disney: Splashdance - Behind the Scenes Featurette Peggy Holmes/The Little Mermaid: Under the Sea Behind the Scenes on Broadway

  • Hercules  (Disney) [1997] Hercules (Disney) | DVD | (12/08/2002) from £8.99  |  Saving you £9.00 (50.00%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Disney's 35th animated classic 'Hercules' is the funniest most imaginative musical adventure yet! Bestowed with superhuman strength a young mortal named Hercules sets out to prove himself a hero in the eyes of his father the great god Zeus. Along with his friends Pegasus a flying horse and Phil a personal trainer Hercules is tricked by the hilarious hotheaded villain Hades who's plotting to take over Mount Olympus! Hercules must now choose between his legendary strength an

  • The Little Mermaid [Blu-ray] [1989] [Region Free] The Little Mermaid | Blu Ray | (02/09/2013) from £4.99  |  Saving you £11.51 (50.10%)  |  RRP £22.99

    From the moment that Prince Eric's ship emerged from the fog in the opening credits of The Little Mermaid in 1989 it was apparent that Disney had somehow, suddenly recaptured a "magic" that had been dormant for 30 years. In the tale of a headstrong young mermaid who yearns to "spend a day, warm on the sand", Ariel trades her voice to Ursula, the Sea Witch (classically voiced by Pat Carroll), for a pair of legs. Ariel can only succeed if she receives true love's kiss in a few day's time and she needs all the help she can from a singing crab named Sebastian, a loudmouth seagull and a flounder. The lyrics and music by song-writing team Howard Ashman and Alan Menken are top form: witty and relevant, and they advance the story (go on, hum a few bars of "Under the Sea"). Mermaid put animation back on the studio's "to do" list and was responsible for ushering 1991's Beauty and the Beast into cinemas. A modern Disney classic. --Keith Simanton

  • The Princess and the Frog [Blu-ray] The Princess and the Frog | Blu Ray | (31/10/2011) from £10.99  |  Saving you £11.51 (50.10%)  |  RRP £22.99

    After the visual bombast of many contemporary CGI and motion-capture features, the drawn characters in The Princess and the Frog, Walt Disney Studio's eagerly awaited return to traditional animation, feel doubly welcome. Directed by John Musker and Ron Clements (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin), The Princess and the Frog moves the classic fairy tale to a snazzy version of 1920s New Orleans. Tiana (voice by Anika Noni Rose), the first African-American Disney heroine, is not a princess, but a young woman who hopes to fulfill her father's dream of opening a restaurant to serve food that will bring together people from all walks of life. Tiana may wish upon a star, but she believes that hard work is the way to fulfill your aspirations. Her dedication clashes with the cheerful idleness of the visiting prince Naveen (Bruno Campos). A voodoo spell cast by Dr. Facilier (Keith David) in a showstopping number by composer Randy Newman initiates the events that will bring the mismatched hero and heroine together. However, the animation of three supporting characters--Louis (Michael-Leon Wooley), a jazz-playing alligator; Ray (Jim Cummings), a Cajun firefly; and 197-year-old voodoo priestess Mama Odie (Jenifer Lewis)--is so outstanding, it nearly steals the film. Alternately funny, touching, and dramatic, The Princess and the Frog is an all-too-rare example of a movie a family can enjoy together, with the most and least sophisticated members appreciating different elements. The film is also a welcome sign that the beleaguered Disney Feature Animation Studio has turned away from such disasters as Home on the Range, Chicken Little, and Meet the Robinsons and is once again moving in the right direction. --Charles Solomon Stills from Princess and the Frog (Click for larger image)

  • The Little Mermaid Collection [Blu-ray] [1989] [Region Free] The Little Mermaid Collection | Blu Ray | (02/09/2013) from £11.99  |  Saving you £5.77 (32.50%)  |  RRP £17.76

    The Little Mermaid Special Features: Part of Your World Music Video Disney Animation Deleted Scene - Harold the Merman Under the Scene: The Art of Live Action Reference Part of Her World: Jodi Benson's Voyage to New Fantasy Land Howard's Lecture Treasure's Untold: The Making of The Little Mermaid Storm Warning: The Little Mermaid Special Effects Unit The Little Mermaid: The Story Behind the Story Under the Sea Early Presentation Reel Original Theatrical Trailer Fathoms Below: Deleted Scene with Introduction Backstage with Sebastian: Deleted Scene with Introduction Sebastian Lost in the Castle: Deleted Scene with Introduction Advice from Sebastian: Deleted Scene with Introduction Poor Unfortunate Souls: Alternate Version with Introduction The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea Special Features: Return to the Sea: Read Along Trivia Game What Am I? Game The Little Mermaid 3: Ariel's Beginning Special Features: Deleted Scenes Games and Activities: Mermaid Discovery Vanity Game Personality Profile Game Music Disney Song Collection Backstage Disney: Splashdance

  • Treasure Planet [Blu-ray] [Region Free] Treasure Planet | Blu Ray | (09/11/2015) from £7.79  |  Saving you £5.20 (40.00%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Please note this is a region B Blu-ray and will require a region B or region free Blu-ray player in order to play.  Disney's animated sci-fi version of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic adventure tale 'Treasure Island'. When he is given a star map with directions to a remote planet where space pirates store their treasure, Jim Hawkins realises this is his chance to embark on a life of adventure and signs himself up as a crew member on the spaceship R.L.S. Legacy. The Legacy soon blasts off in search of the Treasure Planet, but it is not long before rumours of mutiny begin to spread, with the part-cyborg Long John Silver leading the way.

  • Basil the Great Mouse Detective [Blu-ray] [Region Free] Basil the Great Mouse Detective | Blu Ray | (09/11/2015) from £8.75  |  Saving you £4.24 (32.60%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Sherlock Holmes' mouse counterpart Basil lives in the basement of 221B Baker Street, just below the great man himself. Hired to locate a kidnapped toymaker, Basil and his trusty sidekick Dawson soon find themselves up against their arch-enemy Professor Ratigan. It seems Ratigan wants to use the toymaker to make a mechanical replica of the Queen who will then bestow the villain with the right to rule over rodent London - but not if Basil can find a way to stop him.

  • Aladdin (Special Edition) Aladdin (Special Edition) | DVD | (04/10/2004) from £7.99  |  Saving you £-9.84 (-993.90%)  |  RRP £0.99

    Disney's 1992 animated feature Aladdin is a triumph of wit and skill. The high-tech artwork and graphics look great, the characters are strong, the familiar story is nicely augmented with an interesting villain (Jafar, voiced by Jonathan Freeman), and there's an incredible hook atop the whole thing: Robin Williams's frantically hilarious vocal performance as Aladdin's genie. Even if one isn't particularly moved by the love story between the title character (Scott Weinger) and his girlfriend Jasmine (Linda Larkin), you can easily get lost in Williams's improvisational energy and the equally entertaining performances of Freeman and Gilbert Gottfried (as Jafar's parrot). --Tom Keogh

  • The Princess and the Frog Combi Pack (Blu-ray + DVD) The Princess and the Frog Combi Pack (Blu-ray + DVD) | Blu Ray | (21/06/2010) from £9.99  |  Saving you £12.64 (52.70%)  |  RRP £23.99

    After the visual bombast of many contemporary CGI and motion-capture features, the drawn characters in The Princess and the Frog, Walt Disney Studio's eagerly awaited return to traditional animation, feel doubly welcome. Directed by John Musker and Ron Clements (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin), The Princess and the Frog moves the classic fairy tale to a snazzy version of 1920s New Orleans. Tiana (voice by Anika Noni Rose), the first African-American Disney heroine, is not a princess, but a young woman who hopes to fulfill her father's dream of opening a restaurant to serve food that will bring together people from all walks of life. Tiana may wish upon a star, but she believes that hard work is the way to fulfill your aspirations. Her dedication clashes with the cheerful idleness of the visiting prince Naveen (Bruno Campos). A voodoo spell cast by Dr. Facilier (Keith David) in a showstopping number by composer Randy Newman initiates the events that will bring the mismatched hero and heroine together. However, the animation of three supporting characters--Louis (Michael-Leon Wooley), a jazz-playing alligator; Ray (Jim Cummings), a Cajun firefly; and 197-year-old voodoo priestess Mama Odie (Jenifer Lewis)--is so outstanding, it nearly steals the film. Alternately funny, touching, and dramatic, The Princess and the Frog is an all-too-rare example of a movie a family can enjoy together, with the most and least sophisticated members appreciating different elements. The film is also a welcome sign that the beleaguered Disney Feature Animation Studio has turned away from such disasters as Home on the Range, Chicken Little, and Meet the Robinsons and is once again moving in the right direction. --Charles Solomon

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