I missed to catch this movie last year in 2009, but I finally got around to see it today.
It was good. Really good.
Recently when you talk about "Animated movies", you probably mean digital animation. But this Disney movie went back to the old school, having an elegant 2-D animated style lot of us have missed the past years.
The story itself also was very old-school, but with a twist: Prince becomes frog, needs kiss to become human again, finds girl to kiss, kisses girl... and both become frogs.
While animation and core story concept remind you of older Disney movies, funky music, Southern setting and the fact that main character is African-American make this movie very different from other Disney flicks. I personally enjoyed that a lot. I always liked Disney movies, but they always felt too generic for me, once I grew older.
But even apart from being "different", this movie delivers on all fronts: Well scripted, funny, great music, enjoyable side characters, well rounded performances and two very charming leads.
Now why did I not give this a 10 out of 10? Well, this is no classic. It is very well made and enjoyable, but it relies very heavily on being "different" from those old Disney movies to have time to breathe on its own.
But even if it is no classic, you will definitely have a good time watching this. So if you like animated movies and/or have kids, give this a try.
"The Princess and the Frog" on Amazon.com