Below is a clip from the TV Guide's Hollywood 411. They were on the set of the movie "The Princess And The Frog." The stars (Anika Noni Rose, Terrance Howard and Oprah) talked about working on the movie.
Tiana is the first African American princess in the Disney franchise. Anika Noni Rose did a wonderful job as the princess. The character is hardworking, focused on her goals and loves her family. Of course, I would have loved for her to be a princess for the whole movie...but Cinderalla wasn't either. Tiana is sure to inspire not just little girls but big girls too.