THE FROG PRINCE
As per usual for Cannon, the sets are cheap and unconvincing and the song and dance numbers utterly bland. The antics of Clive Revill and his bumbling advisers prove tiresomely buffoonish. The frog makeup is reasonably convincing and John Paragons hopping about holds a reasonable degree of liveliness to it.
However, the single worst thing about The Frog Prince is Aileen Quinn. Five years before this, Quinn has appeared as the title character in the flop film version of the hit musical Annie (1982). Here at the age of sixteen and not having ditched any of her baby fat, Quinn comes across as appallingly dumpy while still trying to act cute. Her attempts to act adorable become astoundingly obnoxious she walks through the production as though the entire effort had been assembled as an exercise in her adoration. A then unknown Helen Hunt plays the bitchy sister.
The other Cannon Movie Tales are: Beauty and the Beast (1987), The Emperors New Clothes (1987), Hansel and Gretel (1987), Puss in Boots (1987), Red Riding Hood (1987), Rumpelstiltskin (1987), Snow White (1987) and Sleeping Beauty (1988).
Film online in several parts beginning here:-