The Firefly Family are characters in Disney's 2009 animated feature film, The Princess and the Frog. The family is seen in the "Gonna Take You There" musical number, Ray's funeral, and Tiana and Naveen's wedding.
Role in the film
The family is called by Ray who wants to guide his new friends to Mama Odie. Without any questions the family gladly guide Ray and his friends halfway through the bayou. Ray insists that he gone on without them and take them the rest of the way. Later in the film when Ray is killed by Doctor Facilier, Tiana with Naveen and Louis take Ray's dead body to the bayou where a funeral is held with his family. The family cheers when they see that Ray has joined Evangeline among the stars. The family then attends Tiana and Naveen's bayou wedding. After the wedding, the family celebrate alongside Tiana, all her friends and citizens of New Orleans in the opening of her restaurant.
- One of the fireflies part of Ray's family is named "Cousin Randy". Interestingly, the aforementioned character is named after Randy Newman who composed the score and songs for the film, who also voiced him.