Walt Disney said it all began with a mouse, and here you might say it all begins with a frog. Disney’s The Princess and the Frog has been brought to life with hand-drawn animation techniques, making it a traditional animation classic as well as the first-ever to be set in the enchanted city of New Orleans.
In my painting, I wanted to suggest the look of traditional animation yet maintain the sense of painterly mood that my work is known for. I lavished detail into the bayou flowers glowing with hidden fireflies, as well as the curving live oak draped with lacey Spanish moss. The characters of the movie swirl about the composition, inviting us to ponder the part each plays in the story.

Tiana and Prince Naveen are surrounded by bayou flowers, fireflies and a curving live oak draped in Spanish moss in this Thomas Kinkade Studios painting featuring Disney’s The Princess and the Frog.