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The Swamp Gators are minor antagonists in Disney's 2009 animated feature film The Princess and the Frog. Hostile and ravenous, they try to eat Tiana and Naveen when they arrive in the bayou after being transformed into frogs by a curse of the evil Dr. Facilier. Only two of their names are revealed which are Ian and Marlon.


Ian, Marlon, and the rest of the alligators have wild, vicious, hot-tempered, impatient, and temperamental personalities. They are shown to be hungry whenever prey arrives in their territory and they are impatient to get angry easily, when their prey escapes from them.

Role in the film

Ian and Marlon and the other four alligators appear in the swamp and try to eat Tiana and Naveen after they were ambushed by a hostile heron. Thinking the hard ground Tiana and Naveen land on is a log, they stand on it and continue their confrontation, briefly before they see a float of alligators approaching them. Naveen believes them to be moving logs at first, but as they come closer, Tiana claims that they aren’t logs and they soon find out that what they are standing on isn’t a log either as Ian raises his head out of the water to reveal that they are actually on his back. The alligators then attempt to devour Tiana and Naveen. However, Tiana manages to swim into an old hallow tree trunk for shelter from the alligators and watches them wildly leaping in and out of the water in horror, thinking they might have eaten Naveen. Fortunately, Naveen then reveals himself to be right below Tiana leaning against the trunk as he asks her to lower a vine to help him into the trunk for shelter. Still mad at Naveen, Tiana refuses at first, but when the vicious alligators spot Naveen and approach him, ready to eat him, he hastily promises to grant her her dream restaurant if she helps him escape the gators so she frantically agrees and helps Naveen into the trunk with her. The alligators then claim that they can hop but they can’t hide and laugh wickedly as they decide to wait all night for Tiana and Naveen to come out, forcing the duo to stay in the trunk for a while. They eventually give up on waiting for Tiana and Naveen to come out and they leave as they were gone the next morning. No alligators besides Louis (who shows a friendly, helpful personality rather than a vicious, hostile personality to the frogs) appear for the remainder of the film.



  • Marlon's voice actor, Emeril Lagasse, also starred in the long-running Food Network show, Emeril.

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Films and Television: The Princess and the Frog (soundtrack/video) • A Poem Is...Tiana

Video Games: The Princess and the FrogKinect: Disneyland AdventuresDisney Princess Enchanting StorybooksDisney UniverseDisney Princess: My Fairytale AdventureDisney Sorcerer's ArenaDisney Heroes: Battle Mode
Books: The Art of The Princess and the FrogDisney Princess Beginnings
Music: Bayou Boogie

Disney Parks
Club VillainCastle of Magical DreamsMidship Detective AgencyPrincess Fairytale HallSorcerers of the Magic KingdomTiana's Bayou Adventure

Entertainment: Disney's BelieveDisney's Showtime SpectacularMickey's Magical CelebrationMickey's Royal Friendship FaireMickey and the Magical MapMickey and the Wondrous BookThe Golden MickeysThe Starlit Princess WaltzTiana’s Mardi Gras CelebrationTiana's Showboat JubileeVillains Tonight!
Parade: Disney Pirate or Princess: Make Your ChoiceDisney Stars on ParadeDreams.... And Shine Brighter!Festival of Fantasy ParadeMagic HappensMain Street Electrical ParadeMickey's Soundsational ParadeMickey and Friends Celebration
Firework: Disney Dreams!Disney EnchantmentHappily Ever AfterHarmonioUSILLUMINATE! A Nighttime CelebrationMomentousWonderful World of Animation
Halloween: Celebrate the MagicDisney's Maleficious Halloween PartyDr Facilier's Carnival-LoweenFrightfully Fun ParadeHocus Pocus Villain SpelltacularIt's Good to be Bad with the Disney VillainsLet's Get WickedMickey’s Halloween Treat CavalcadeThe Disney Villains Halloween ShowtimeThe Nightmare ExperimentVillains GroveVillains Mix and MingleWorld of Color: Villainous!
Christmas: Royal Christmas Wishes

TianaPrince NaveenRayLouisMama OdieJujuDr. FacilierLawrenceCharlotte La BouffEudoraJamesEli La BouffEvangelineReggie, Darnell, and Two FingersStellaThe Fenner BrothersFacilier's Friends on the Other SideFacilier's ShadowFirefly FamilyAlligatorsGeorgia
Facilier's TalismanMama Odie's WandMama Odie's Gumbo Cauldron
New OrleansBayou of New OrleansMama Odie's TreeTiana's PalaceMaldoniaDr. Facilier's Voodoo EmporiumDuke's CaféTiana's Home
Original songs: Down in New OrleansAlmost ThereFriends on the Other SideWhen We're HumanGonna Take You ThereMa Belle EvangelineDig a Little DeeperNever Knew I Needed

Bayou Boogie: Everyday PrincessLive To See You SmileShadow ManDo What I Wanna DoWhen You're In Love You'll UnderstandZippin' To The ZydecoI Was Born To Blow This HornPlay With The BandNight and DayLife In The SwampLove is a Magical MysterySing Away The BluesMama Odie's Kitchen Song

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Disney RevivalElectric Holiday