Set in New Orleans at the beginning of the 20th century, The Princess and the Frog concerns a poor African-American girl named Tiana who has a knack for cooking, and dreams of opening her own restaurant. Her best friend since childhood is a privileged white girl whose wealthy father employs Tiana's mother as a dressmaker. When the friend's family hosts a party for Prince Naveen of Maldonia, Dr. Facilier, an expert in black magic, turns the visiting royal into a frog. The now amphibious Naveen convinces Tiana that a kiss will reverse the spell, and if she obliges him he'll provide the money she needs to open her dream eatery. However, their smooch not only fails to turn him back into a human, but transforms Tiana into a frog as well. The duo then sets out to find a voodoo priestess who can set everything right.~Perry Seibert
I enjoyed this movie a lot, as with most Disney animations. Watch a trailer of the film to see if you'd like it too. As for the SteelBook aspect (as compared to other releases), the SteelBook is a great value when you can catch it on sale. The SteelBook comes with the 4k UDH Blu-ray, which has a great picture, but also comes with a 1080p Blu-ray for older devices. Best of all, this includes a digital copy that you can register with your services like Vudu, Movies Anywhere, and Apple Movies (previously iTunes). The digital copy is in 4k where available, so it is a great option if you do not have a 4k UHD Blu-ray player, but do have a 4k streaming device, like AppleTV, Roku, or Amazon Fire Stick.
I would kiss a frig to to get a Prince after seeing this movie.the color and hand drawn art work are amazing. This was one of the last hand drawn movies that disney has animated in this way.They did an amazing job. The color and detail are awesome
To be honest, I find a not insignificant amount of the steelbok editions to be kind of ugly, but this is a nice exception mostly because it emulates the original theatrical poster and promotional materials pretty faithfully.
As for the 4K, even though this a relatively newer animated movie, it was pretty clear that this was a significant jump in video quality, even from the Blu-ray. Even if you don't get this steelbook specifically, the standard 4K version is very much worthy if you don't mind double dipping.
Princess and the Frog is a great movie in a lot of ways. I love the story, the setting, and the characters. It also has the distinction of being the last (or at least most recent) animated Disney film. While most other films have gone the CG route, this retains the classic look of Disney films. The presentation in 4K HDR looks great from the disc and a Movies Anywhere code is included in the case so you can stream in any quality up to UHD. Be aware that like most other Disney (and most other studios) this is a 2K upconversion, so you aren't getting the full 4K experience. HDR adds a lot to the presentation, but it's something to be aware of. All around I love this movie, and at this point this is the definitive way to watch it at home. The artwork on this Best Buy exclusive steelbook is also very good.