There"s magic in the waiting tonight and anything deserve to happen, for this reason the opening song from The Princess and the Frog says. Lucky for everyone involved, on this occasion that sentiment is certain accurate since you"re about to learn some that the behind-the-scenes stories and secrets native the production of this joy of a film (and we gain to share them v you). So do a great (hopefully the wish will be for 11 fun facts) and hold on tight:1. It take it three and also a fifty percent years to make the film. (No frogs to be kissed in the process.)
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2. Director Ron Clements and also John Musker pitched the movie to Oprah on a pilgrimage to Disneyland, simply for fun. She loved the idea so lot that she asked to be a part of it.

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3. The women who fawn end Prince Naveen room all caricatures of ladies who occupational at Walt Disney animation Studios.
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4. Anika Noni Rose asked for that Tiana be left-handed, just like her. (Tiana"s dimples are likewise borrowed indigenous Anika.)
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5. This interlude is one homage to cock Van Dyke"s dance with the penguins in mary Poppins.
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6. "Achidanza," a native Naveen states in the made-up language that Maledonian, means, "cool!"
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7. In an previously version of the story, Louis to be a human who couldn"t play any type of instruments, however really want to, so went to Dr. Facilier who offered him the capacity to beat the trumpet-and turn him into an alligator in the process. It was too complicated, therefore filmmakers nixed the subplot.
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8. Beam was animated by Mike Surrey who also animated Timon in The Lion King. He"s voiced by Jim Cummings, the voice of Winnie the Pooh!
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9. Mama Odie"s character is based fifty percent on comedian Moms Mabley and half on Yoda.
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10. Dr Facilier"s name is obtained from the french native "facile," meaning easy. The idea was the he would certainly lure people in under the guise of providing them what lock wanted v ease-without them having actually to earn it the old-fashioned way (work).

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11. The birds supplied in this shot were recycled native existing bird animation in The Lion King.
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Of course among the best influences top top the film was the city of new Orleans itself! that is gorgeous classic architecture, art, jazz, and people to be all crucial to filmmakers when making The Princess and also the Frog, and courtesy of brand-new Orleans travel you can get in for a opportunity to victory a trip to brand-new Orleans and see its sights yourself! like the track says, desires do come true there, so laissez les bon temps roulez!No acquisition Necessary. End 8/23. Open to U.S.; 18+. For complete official rules and eligibility, visit followhermagic.com. Sponsored by brand-new Orleans tourism Marketing Corp.This story very first appeared oh My Disney and also is reprinted v permission.