Set in the French Quarter of New Orleans, the film is Disney’s first animated effort starring an African American princess. However, this isn’t Winfrey’s first time voicing an animated character.
Most recently, she played Judge Bumbleton in “Bee Movie,” and she also provided dialogue for Gussy the Goose in the live-action “Charlotte’s Web.”
John Lasseter, the chief creative office at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, also announced that Randy Newman has written six new songs for “The Princess and the Frog.” He appeared in person at the studio’s presentation Wednesday to perform one of the tunes, “Down in New Orleans.”
“The Princess and the Frog” is set for release in late 2009.