First Look: Disney's The Princess and the Frog
by Alex Billington
January 14, 2008
After Disney's Enchanted late last year dazzled me, I'm anxiously awaiting anything Disney's got next. Their triumphant return to hand-drawn 2D animation began with a few scenes in Enchanted, but The Princess and the Frog is Disney's actual first fully traditionally animted movie since Home on the Range in 2004. The story is about Princess Tiana, voiced by Dreamgirls' Anika Noni Rose, and the movie arrives in theaters in 2009. Our very first look at the princess can be found below.
A musical set in the legendary birthplace of jazz -- New Orleans -- The Princess and the Frog will introduce the newest Disney princess, Tiana (voiced by Anika Noni Rose), a young African-American girl living amid the charming elegance and grandeur of the fabled French Quarter. From the heart of Louisiana's mystical bayous and the banks of the mighty Mississippi comes an unforgettable tale of love, enchantment and discovery with a soulful singing crocodile, voodoo spells and Cajun charm at every turn.