Tea-Time Theatre: The Princess and the Frog
(USA/2009 Directed by John Musker and Ron Clements)
Disney’s return to traditional hand-drawn animation features award-winning music, irresistible characters and a modern twist on a classic fairy tale. Set in New Orleans in the 1920s, our heroine Tiana, a hard-working, determined girl, meets a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again.
Transformed into a frog by a conniving voodoo magician Tiana follows suit after kissing the amphibian royalty. This fateful kiss leads them both on an adventure through the bayous of Louisiana that, spurred on by a little bit of courage and a great big dream, helps these new friends come to realize what's truly important in life...love, family and friendship. (97 min.)
To celebrate the holidays the DFT Animation Club will host elegantly silly afternoon teas in the Crystal Gallery Café. Guests will be treated to light entertainment, their choice of party hats, complimentary “tea” and a wide variety of desserts and beverages available for purchase. Tea service will begin at 1 p.m., and be followed at 2 p.m. with free screenings of animated features in the historic DIA Auditorium. All films will be shown in English language versions.
The Detroit Film Theatre is generously supported by Buddy's Pizza and your tri-county millage investment.