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Mar222010

The Princess and the Frog {Easter Eggs}

As most Disney fans know, the Princess and the Frog was released on Disney DVD and Blu-ray, Tuesday, March 16th. It's also offered in a three disc Blu-ray/DVD/digital copy combo - available at Amazon!

Since Easter is just around the corner we thought we'd share some "Easter Eggs" or hidden secrets in the movie with you!

  • A bit after the movie begins (while the title song "Down in New Orleans" is playing), look for the Magic Carpet from Aladdin being shaken out on a balcony.
  • As Mama Odie is digging through some objects (while singing "Dig a Little Deeper") the magic lamp from Aladdin is one of the items tossed aside.
  • During the Mardi Gras parade scene, look for a float with a head that looks like King Triton from The Little Mermaid.
  • Riding on the King Triton Mardi Gras parade float are caricatured versions of John Musker and Ron Clements, the directors of Aladdin, The Little Mermaid and The Princess and the Frog.
  • Towards the end of the movie, the jazz band Louis is playing with at Tiana's restaurant is named "The Firefly Five plus Lou." This is a nod to the "Firehouse Five Plus Two" ragtime band from the 40's and 50's made up of Disney Animation employees -- including Disney Legends Harper Goff, Ward Kimball and Frank Thomas! Though most of the original members have passed, the band is still active and continues to play at Disneyland.

Firehouse Five Plus Two taken at Disneyland 01.10.08

And finally here is a picture of Louis with swap grass on his head. A pose that pays homage to the marvelous Madame Mim from The Sword in the Stone!

 

If you've found any other secrets in this film please feel free to share them in the comments below! ºoº

Reader Comments (21)

When Naveen (as a frog) is a holding the fairy tale book on the night stand there are some pearls that form a Micky head in the background.
November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKay ish
We have a new Disney Easter Eggs & Hidden Mickeys section for Walt Disney Films and Animated Features. Here's a link to the gallery for The Princess and the Frog - http://findingmickey.squarespace.com/disney-animated-features/the-princess-and-the-frog/
February 1, 2011 | Registered CommenterAdmin
When the cards are being read for Naveen, the 'money' card has an image of gold coins - three are interlinked to create a Hidden Mickey!
December 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaura
I am not 100% percent sure if this is an intentional reference, but at 'Daddy La Bouff's' party in the beginning, when he sets his dog 'Stella' on the frogs he yells, "STELLA!!!" which is the most memorable line from the movie 'Streetcar named Desire' starring the beautiful 'Marlon Brando'
January 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMegan
During the masquerade ball, there is a couple that dances across the screen. They are dressed as Princess Jasmine and Prince Ali (Aladdin).
May 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSydney
When they are singing when I'm human. Right before Naveen goes to throw the flowers, there are 3 flowers that are a hidden mickey if you look carefully. (The orange flowers)
October 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaty De Nuccio
Thanks Katy, we'll take another look at the movie. We've also got to get a screenshot of Dr. Facilier's creepy wallpaper.
October 4, 2012 | Registered CommenterAdmin
There's Arial laying at the table talking to someone across from her when Tiana and Naveen are escaping as frogs and being chased by Stella.

Also Meeko is the raccoon at the swamp.
December 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulia
On the last card falicifer gives naveen on the card naveen is laying on a lily pad
July 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarly
I think her necklace quite resembles Pocahontas' mothers that was broken and remade in the film. Not entirely sure that qualifies it as an Easter Egg though. c:
November 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTori
The picture Tiana kisses of her daddy in his uniform looks just like the character Sweet in Alantis.
December 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn
I just finished watching it again and noticed a few mentioned things, but also at the very end of the film I'm wondering if anyone has noticed that when they kiss on the balcony at the end, and the camera pans to the stars, the fireflies make a shape around the stars of Ray and evangelise that looks like a boat or something, still trying to figure out what the shape is. Then afterwards when the screen goes black there is drops of water making Mickey Mouse heads in the water just before the credits start to roll.

But would love someone to enlighten me on what the shape is thank you.
March 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDan
It appears, when the movie begins with Tiana and Charlotte listening Tiana's mom reading a book to them, that Charlotte's bedroom shelf is full of Disney princess dolls. It's hard to tell, but the way the dresses are colored that it could be Belle and Aurora for sure, but it appears that all of the princess could be there too.
April 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHaleigh
On the king triton parade you also see a mermaid that looks like one of ariel (the little mermaids) sisters with her hair down :)
April 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBethany A
During the song during the credits, they go past a little shack with a rocking chair and then down a waterfall. It's just like the shack in the bayou in the beginning of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland and the first drop in the ride.
April 20, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersusie
The float following the King Triton float features Jafar from Aladdin.
April 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJC
The three musicians in costume that approach louis on the boat are dressed like african animals that look suspiciously like Simba and some of the other animals from The Lion King.
April 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBejinkybabe
Is it me or in the scene where Ray becomes a star Shining Bright next to Evangeline do the to start look like the two stars in Peter Pan (the star and the second star to the right) only slightly closer together. Dunno if is counts.
May 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRED
I also feel a bit of deja vu when Tiana and Naveen get married in the church. They run out under the swords being raised. Remind you of a very memorable marriage scene from a classic Disney princess movie? Cinderella!!!
July 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAmelia
I also feel a bit of deja vu when Tiana and Naveen get married in the church. They run out under the swords being raised. Remind you of a very memorable marriage scene from a classic Disney princess movie? Cinderella!!! It also is very Cinderella-esque when fake Naveen and Charlotte La Bouff are dancing at her Mardi Gras ball, with them being the only dancers, spinning with a spot light. And as a side note, those are definitely the Neverland stars from Peter Pan. Those are very recognizable, spotted those right away :)
July 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAmelia

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