013b – The Princess and the Frog Part 2

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.

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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. Francesco MacLeod says

    Your anti-Tolkien rant was hilarious!

  2. As the mother of a daughter (named Charlotte) I love it too!

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