Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Walt Disney Studios' First African-American Princess
Walt Disney Animation Studios revvs up for the musical, 'The Princess and the Frog,' an animated comedy set in New Orleans starring Anika Noni Rose in the title role.
The movie is a modern twist on a classic tale, featuring a beautiful girl named Tiana, and a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again. A fateful kiss leads them both on a comical adventure through the Louisiana bayous.
Tiana is Disney's first animated black princess.
'The Princess and the Frog' will open for exclusive engagements in New York and Los Angeles on Nov. 25 and then nationwide on Dec. 11.