The Princess and the Frog has been out for two full weeks now and has only grossed around $45 million. This is compared to $137 million by Up in its first two weeks. Since Tiana is performing below expectations, is this the end of original animation? This was believed by many to be Disney's renaissance(part 2) of what made The Walt Disney Company so famous, but since The Princess and the Frog has underperformed so, and there is not any movies green-lighted for production, is the renaissance stopping short for now and maybe forever?
I personally love original animation and would be devastated if this is true. The Princess and the Frog has been well received by critics (Time Magazine named it their movie of the year), but critics do not give the Mouse money. Only time will tell. Let's hope that The Princess in the Frog has a good long run in the box office.