|“||(laughs evilly) I got dibs on the big one!||„|
|~ Ian about to eat Prince Naveen.|
|“||OW! That's my tail, peabrain!||„|
|~ Ian lashing out at one of the alligators for biting his tail.|
Ian the Gator is a minor antagonist of the 2009 Disney film The Princess and the Frog. He is a sadistic alligator who serves as the leader of an alligator congregation in the Louisana Bayou.
He was voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson, who also played Captain Gantu, Dark Laser, Black Samurai, Jabba the Hutt, Temutai, Goro, Carlton Duquesne, Chairman Drek, Pig Sheriff, The Guardian and Demongo in the Samurai Jack series, Doug the Pimple, Tartarus, Shredder, Satan Claus, Trigon, Skulker, Sarevok Anchev, Lester Krinklesac, The Joker, and Floronic Man.
Due to a curse invoked by Dr. Facilier and the Friends on the Other Side, Prince Naveen and Tiana were turned into frogs. As they end up flying on three balloons towards the bayou, the balloons pop up thanks to some tree branches, sending both Naveen and Tiana to fall into the bayou.
After bring chased off by a fish and a heron, Tiana and Naveen end up taking refuge on a log in the water. However, they are horrified to learn that they are being surrounded by alligators and that they are actually standing on the back of one them named Ian.
Revealing himself to the frogs, Ian sadistically plans to eat Naveen while letting Marlon and the other alligators take Tiana. However, both Tiana and Naveen manage to escape being eaten by hiding inside an empty tree log where Ian and the alligators cannot get through.
Seeing this, Ian mocks the frogs by saying that he and the alligators can spend all night for the frogs to come out. Ian and the other alligators eventually give up on waiting and leave as they were gone the next morning.