013a – The Princess and the Frog Part 1

Comparing and contrasting Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog” with the stories that inspired the film, “The Frog Princess” by E.D Baker, and “The Frog Prince” by The Brothers Grimm.


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Recommended Reading


The Frog Princess (Tales of the Frog Princess) by E.D. Baker











The Frog Prince and Other Frog Tales From Around the World












Baker, E. D. The Frog Princess. Bloomsbury, 2004.

“Evil Villains.” Handsome Heroes & Vile Villains: Men in Disney’s Feature Animation, by Amy Michele. Davis, John Libbey Publishing, 2014, pp. 218–225.

Heiner, Heidi Anne. The Frog Prince and Other Frog Tales from around the World. SurLaLune Press, 2010.

Kurtti, Jeff. The Art of The Princess and the Frog. Chronicle Books, 2009.



Walt Disney Pictures ; Walt Disney Animation Studios ; produced by Peter Del Vecho ; original story, Ron Clements, Greg Erb, John Musker, Jason Oremland ; screenplay by Ron Clements & John Musker and Rob Edwards ; directed by Ron Clements, John Musker. The Princess and the Frog. [Burbank, CA] :Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, 2010.


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  1. Eleanor Stanhope says

    First of all, I love your podcast.
    Secondly, I agree with you on the ‘people are too harsh on Charlotte’ front in Princess and the frog. I actually have a theory that Lottie has tried to give Tiana the money to buy the restaurant several times, but Tiana was too proud to accept charity, so Lottie finally found a way of getting the money to Tiana- through the only way she would accept it, hiring her talents as a chef. I have no way of knowing if it’s true or not, but it seems likely to me that Lottie and her father would have offered financial support to her friend in need before now. Just my take on things.

    Looking forward to part 2! And I’ll definitely be looking to buy the ED Baker story.

  2. Francesco McLeod says

    First of all, I would like to thank you for the dedication you’ve shown in regards to highlighting Disney’s overly rose-tinted, hypocritical opinion of the time period the film is set in. You once again put in quite a lot of effort. Also, thanks for helping to bring the ED Baker novel to more attention.

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