Dreamgirls star Anika Noni Rose has just signed on to star in the animated musical The Princess and the Frog. The Disney film will be traditionally drawn, not CG-animated.

Rose is voicing Tiana, a New Orleans Princess who lives in the French Quarter. According to Variety, the cartoon is based on an original story by John Musker and Ron Clements. They will also direct. Their other credits include Disney's The Little Mermaid and Aladdin.

Randy Newman is composing the songs and score for the film. The project does not currently have a release date.

B. Alan Orange