The Princess and the Frog
Walt Disney animation returned to its hand-drawn roots for The Princess and the Frog, which revolves around Princess Tianna, a 1920s New Orleans waitress and aspiring restaurant owner who is persuaded to kiss a frog in order to turn him back into a human. But in this rendition of the classic fairy tale, the amphibian doesn't become a prince. Instead, the princess becomes a frog. The depiction of this Disney princess was a landmark decision for the mouse, introducing its very first African-American heroine.
The Secret of Kells
Brendan lives in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids. When a celebrated master illuminator arrives carrying an ancient but unfinished book brimming with secret wisdom and powers, Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into an enchanted forest where mythical creatures hide. Though he meets a mysterious young wolf-girl who helps him along the way, the barbarians are closing in. Brendan's determination and artistic vision must illuminate the darkness and show that enlightenment is the best fortification against evil.
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