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”
 
 

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