Thursday, December 2, 2010

Disney's Magic (Finale)

The exhibition then focuses on the 2 latest films produced recently, that is the Princess and the Frog (2009) and Tangled (2010).

The Princess and the Frog movie poster
For the first movie mentioned, the Princess and the Frog, it was inspired by the fairy tale by Brothers Grim, The Frog Prince. Set in New Orleans during the 1920s, this movie signalled a return for Disney to hand-drawn animation. Since the movie was just released a year ago, I'll skip telling the story and proceed straight to the characters. Maybe, I'll just mention a bit. Tiana is an orphan (with only her mother) and is pursuing her dreams to open her own restaurant.Next, the reason that leads Prince Naveen becoming a hideous frog is due to greed (of his servant and Dr. Facilier) and in order to remove the spell cast upon him (according to Mama Odie), he needs a kiss from a princess.  Well, there's Tiana (the princess of this story, though she has no lineage to the throne), Prince Naveen (a prince that somehow has no money), Charlotte (Tiana's childhood friend), Dr Facilier (a.k.a. The Shadow Man, which is the main antagonist of the movie), Mama Odie (the blind voodoo), Ray (a Cajun firefly that sacrifices his life for the frogs' happiness) and Louis (the musically talented alligator). Be assured that this movie has a number of musical features and no doubt a happy ending where the princess and prince lives happily together (a signature feature of Disney productions).

Charlotte (who is to be wedded to Prince Naveen)
Dr. Facilier (the Shadow Man)
Louis, the alligator
Ray, the firefly
Mama Odie and her pet snake, Juju
So for those who haven't watched the movie, below are a few pictures to hint you about the movie:

Prince Naveen persuaded by Dr. Facilier to a voodoo session
Prince Naveen trying to persuade Tiana to kiss him
The kiss, the worst decision made by Tiana
Prince Naveen and Tiana both turns into frogs
The happy couple at the end of the movie
Tangled official movie poster

 Lastly, the exhibition comes to an end with the introduction of the latest movie, Tangled. Similar to Snow White, Cinderella and the Sleeping Beauty (unlike Beauty and the Beast and the Little Mermaid), this movie is based on Brothers Grimm German fairy tale of Rapunzel. Disney's production did alternations to the original version of Rapunzel for the movie (you'll know this when you watch the movie trailer). So what are the characters in the movie? There's Princess Rapunzel, Eugene (a.k.a Flynn Rider), Pascal (Rapunzel's pet chameleon), Mother Gothel (the one who kidnaps Rapunzel), Galloping Maximus (Flynn's horse) and others (which I'm not sure of since I haven't watch the movie as it's not released in Melbourne yet). Anyhow, I do anticipate watching this 3D animation on the big screens (as well as the happy ending like any other Disney movie).

Walt Disney Pictures presents “Tangled,” one of the most hilarious, hair-raising tales ever told. When the kingdom’s most wanted—and most charming—bandit Flynn Rider (voice of Zachary Levi) hides out in a mysterious tower, he’s taken hostage by Rapunzel (voice of Mandy Moore), a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn’s curious captor, who’s looking for her ticket out of the tower where she’s been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs. In theaters this holiday season in Disney Digital 3D™, “Tangled” is a story of adventure, heart, humor and hair - lots of hair. (Source:

Rapunzel with her long, long hair
Flynn Rider
Pascal, the chameleon 
Mother Gothel
The tower Rapunzel is locked in
A scene of Rapunzel and Flynn

It's kind of fun to do the impossible - Walt Disney

Even though the Dreams Come True exhibition hardly (or did not at all) mention about other popular animations such as Aladdin, Finding Nemo, the Lion King and the Toy Story, Juan and me still had a magical moment reminiscing our childhood memories with Disney classic fairy tales. So, what's your favourite Disney movie?

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