Photo Flash: Anika Noni Rose, Stevie Wonder and DWTS Pros Guest at Disneyland
Anika Noni Rose, the voice of Tiana in Walt Disney Pictures upcoming animated film THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG performed November 8, 2009 at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. The event took place while taping a segment for the 2009 Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade airing December 25, 2009 on ABC. The actress was joined by music legend Stevie Wonder and Dancing with the Stars pros Cheryl Burke and Tony Dovolani during the taping of the upcoming special.
Walt Disney Animation Studios presents the musical THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG, an animated comedy that provides a modern twist on a classic tale, featuring a beautiful girl named Tiana, a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again. Disney's "PRINCESS," will open exclusively in New York and Los Angeles on Nov. 25th. The upcoming film will be set in New Orleans and feature the Walt Disney Studio's first black princess.
Oprah Winfrey stars as Eudora, the mother to Princess Tiana voiced by stage and screen star Anika Noni Rose. The film also stars such stage (and movie) greats as John Goodman, Jenifer Lewis,Keith David, Michael-Leon Wooley and Peter Bartlett. Broadway favorite Jen Cody is also in the film as well, voicing Charlotte LaBouff.
A musical set in the legendary birthplace of jazz -- New Orleans -- "The Princess and the Frog" will introduce the newest Disney princess, Tiana, 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.
Photo Credit: Paul Hiffmeyer/ Disneyland / For Disney
Minnie Mouse, Stevie Wonder and his daughter, Aisha Morris
Anika Noni Rose and Disney Parade cast