When The Prince Comes to Town: Disney and the Birth of Disney-Style Musical-Franchise-Movies


Disney’s latest animated film, “The Princess and the Frog,” will debut on Broadway this fall and has already won critical acclaim for its stunning production design, which includes a lush, multicolored palette and a striking color palette inspired by the art of Japanese painter Takashi Murakami.

“The Prince Comes To Town” follows the adventures of Prince Charming, a young boy from the kingdom of Arendelle, who travels to Arendell to help his father, Prince Eric, reclaim his kingdom from the evil dragon, the Snow Queen.

The film is currently touring across the U.S. and Canada, where the musical and film have been greeted with overwhelmingly positive reviews.

The new musical, which has already earned critical acclaim, stars Broadway stars Tilda Swinton, Michael Douglas, and Bill Murray, as well as a cast that includes Bill Murray’s wife, Julie Bowen.

The “The Princes’ Musical” musical is set to open on Broadway in November 2019.

The Princess and The Frog will be released in theaters on Nov. 17.

Disney is already developing “Beauty and the Beast” sequels, “Frozen” and “Maleficent.”

The Disney film business is also expected to expand to include television, streaming, digital distribution, and theatrical releases.

Disney has also begun work on a film franchise featuring the Prince and his friends, including a series based on the popular animated film.


The Musical” is the latest film from Disney, which made $1.8 billion last year and was one of the top five domestic studios.

The studio is also producing the next installment of the “Frost/Nixon” franchise, which will begin filming in 2020.

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