The full review after the break:
I recently caught the film during a sneak preview at the Ziegfeld theater event. I sat in a theater full of cute little girls (and some adults) dressed as their favorite princesses. My daughter's wore a Princess Tiana dress, in honor of Disney's newest princess.
Speaking of Tiana, I should mention that she is Disney's first African American princess to be featured in a Disney film. I should note that Tiana is far from the first minority princess: Jasmine is Middle Eastern, Mulan is Chinese, and Pocahontas is native American. Still, one should not judge a princess on her looks and the character of Tiana is one of the multi-dimensional of the Disney characters. She is the best role model of the Disney Princesses (although Belle is a pretty close second). I found the message of this film to be refreshing, "wishing on a star only gets you half-way." The rest requires hard work. And Tiana does not shy away from work.
Ron Clements and John Musker, the directors of The Princess and the Frog, have quite a Disney pedigree (They also directed Hercules, Aladdin and Little Mermaid) and it shows. The movie stands alongside these, and other Disney classics.
Finally, I should mention, like pretty much every Disney movie, there are scary villains and dark themes. Towards the end of the movie, my four year old got scared and wanted to leave the theater. Instead, she hid behind a column and occasionally mustered enough courage to peek out and watch until the end. She was glad she did.
So, go see the movie. I highly recommend this film.
While you are at it, you should buy the soundtrack I have added it to Cup of Geek Amazon store and linked it below.