Keith David will voice the villain, Dr. Facilier, in Walt Disney Pictures’ musical animated feature “The Princess and the Frog” says The Hollywood Reporter.
Walt Disney Animation Studios will produce the New Orleans-set fairy tale which will introduce Princess Tiana (Anika Noni Rose), a young girl living in the French Quarter.
“Frog” is based on an original story by Disney filmmaking duo John Musker and Ron Clements, who also will direct.
Jim Hill Media reports that a scene from the film will also be included on the upcoming DVD release of Disney’s controversial animated classic “Song of the South.”
A 2009 holiday release is planned for ‘Princess’.