Walt Disney Pictures ran a special ‘Showcase’ at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood today where all sorts of announcements were made.
First up, Oprah Winfrey has signed on to voice a role in Disney Animation Studios’ “The Princess and the Frog” due for release next Christmas.
Winfrey will voice the role of Eudora, the mother of the lead character, Princess Tiana (Anika Noni Rose) in the story of a young princess living in New Orleans’ French Quarter during the Jazz Age.
Angela Bassett was originally rumored to be slated for the role. John Musker and Ron Clements direct the traditionally animated musical with Randy Newman scoring.