December 10, 2009

Princess and the Frog: The VooDoo Practitioner and Shop

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Luring Prince Naveen to his lair is Dr. Facilier, played by Keith Davids. Offering to give Naveen a tour of the city, he unexpecting falls into a trap and Dr. Facilier is the one who transforms him into the frog, by mixing some of his words, in the spell/song, Friends on the Other Side.

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“Don't you disrespect me little man
Don't you derogate or deride
You're in my world now, not your world
And I've got friends on the other side
(He's got friends on the other side)
That's an echo gentlemen, just a little something we have here in Louisiana, a little parlor trick. Don't worry.
Sit down at my table
Put your mind at ease
If you relax it will enable me to do anything I please
I can read your future
I can change it 'round some too
I look deep into your heart and soul
(You do have a soul, don't you Lawrence?)
Make your wildest dreams come true
I got voodoo, I got hoodoo, I got things I ain't even tried
And I've got friends on the other side
(He's got friends on the other side)
The cards, the cards, the cards will tell
The past, the present, and the future as well
The cards, the cards, just take three
Take a little trip into your future with me
Now you young man are from across the sea
You come from two long lines of royalty
(I'm a royal myself on my mother's side)
Your lifestyle's high
But your funds are low
You need to marry a little honey who's daddy got dough
(Mom and dad cut you off, huh playboy?
Now you'll never get hitched
But hitchin' ties you down
You just wanna be free; hop from place to place
But freedom takes green)

It's the green, it's the green, it's the green you need
And when I look into the future it's the green that I see
On you little man I don't wanna waste much time
You've been pushed around all your life
You've been pushed 'round by your mother, by your sister, and your brother
And if you was married, you'd be pushed 'round by your wife
But in your future the you I see
Is exactly the man you always wanted to be
Shake my hand, c'mon boys, won't you shake a poor sinner's hand?
Are you ready?
(Are you ready?)
Are you ready?
(Are you ready?)
Transformation central.
(Transformation central.)
Transformation central.
(Transformation central.)
Transmogrification central.
Can you feel it?
You're changing, you're changing, you're changing all right
I hope you're satisfied
But if you ain't don't blame me
You can blame my friends on the other side
(You got what you wanted, what you want's what you get)

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Doctor Facilier, originally to be named Doctor Duvalier, is this American Fairy tale’s villain. In an early version of the script, he was originally intended to be a Voodoo Doctor and fortune teller, Doctor Facilier is a palm reader and voodoo practitioner.

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The sprits follow him, in the story they were originally summoned by him as his friends, but they have ultimately turned on him and he is now scared of them.

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Check out this video from Walt Disney Animation Studios describing Dr. Facilier…

Pictures and Information from YouTube and Princess and Frog Official Site

1 comment:

  1. Dr. Facilier, is fantastic! Bruce made a good job!