AMPAS to Host 10th Anniversary Screening of Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog”

In honor of the 10th anniversary of Disney’s animated classic, The Princess and the Frog, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) will host a special screening of the film. Tickets for the September 5th event are on sale now.

What’s happening: 

  • AMPAS is hosting a special one night event in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Disney’s The Princess and the Frog. 
  • This screening is part of the Marc Davis Celebration of Animation, and will be offered on September 5, 2019 at 7:30 pm at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
  • Actress Quvenzhané Wallis will be the host for the evening.
  • Cast members and creators of the animated classic will be in attendance including:
    • Anika Noni Rose, “Tiana”
    • Jenifer Lewis, “Mama Odie”
    • Michael-Leon Wooley, “Louis”
    • Keith David, “Dr. Facilier”
    • Ron Clements, director
    • Peter Del Vecho, producer
    • Rob Edwards, screenwriter
    • Marlon West, head of effects
    • Bruce W. Smith, animator “Dr. Facilier”
  • Tickets are available now through the Academy’s website for $5 per person.
  • Academy members and students can purchase tickets for $3 per person.

What they’re saying:

  • “The Academy is proud to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Disney’s The Princess and the Frog. This hand-drawn animated comedy set in New Orleans introduced audiences to a spirited young African American woman named Tiana, a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again and a fateful kiss that leads them both on a hilarious adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana.”

Did you know?:

  • Upon its release, The Princess and the Frog marked the sixth collaboration of writing and directing team Ron Clements and John Musker.
  • The duo also worked on:
    • The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
    • The Little Mermaid (1989)
    • Aladdin (1992)
    • Hercules (1997)
    • Treasure Planet (2002)
  • The Princess and the Frog was nominated for three Oscars including:
    • Animated Feature Film
    • Original Song for
      • “Almost There”
      • “Down In New Orleans”