Disney brings a new take on a classic fairy tale with the animated adventure “The Princess and the Frog,” now in wide release. Anika Noni Rose of “Dreamgirls” fame is the voice behind Tiana — a waitress and aspiring restaurateur who has no idea she’s about to cross paths with a royal amphibian. Oscar-nominee Terrence Howard plays Tiana’s father, Jeff. Howard describes his character as a man who wants to see his daughter achieve her dreams.
Set in the jazz age, “The Princess And The Frog” revolves around the adventures of Prince Naveen of Maldonia, a free-spirited monarch who runs into bad luck in New Orleans’ French Quarter. When a shady voodoo doctor turns the Prince into a frog, Naveen must kiss a beautiful girl to be human again.
The Tiana character is the ninth Disney Princess to join the franchise and the first African-American Disney Princess. “The Princess And The Frog” also features the voices of Bruno Campos as Prince Naveen, John Goodman, and Oprah Winfrey. Oscar-nominee Randy Newman provides the score. “The Princess And the Frog” is rated G.
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