Anika Rose To Voice Frog Princess

Anika Noni Rose E News Online is reporting that Dreamgirls actress Anika Noni Rose has landed one of the most coveted roles among today’s leading Black actresses and singers. Anika will voice the 19 year old heroine in Mickey Mouse studio’s upcoming animated musical feature, The Frog Princess . She will be the first Black Princess in Disney’s long line of blockbuster princesses. Anika, 34, costarred alongside Jennifer Hudson and Beyoncé as the third Dream in last year’s big hit, Dreamgirls. Before that, she won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical for her role in Caroline, or Change. As reported, Hudson and Alicia Keys also auditioned for the role. A source now tells E others who tried out for the role include model and talk show host Tyra Banks.

11 Comments

  1. OMG I AM SO HAPPY FOR ANIKA. I AM A BIG FAN OF HERS AND HER VOICE WILL BE PERFECT FOR THIS ROLE. SHE WAS SO CUTE IN DREAMGIRLS. I DON’T THINK JENNIFER’S DEEP VOICE WOULD HAVE BEEN RIGHT FOR IT BUT I CAN SEE ALICIA AND TYRA’S VOICE WORKING WELL WITH THE ROLE ALSO.

  2. Anika and Jennifer are doing big things and I am happy for them.I think Jennifer has landed about 2 or 3 acting gigs since Dreamgirls and now Anika has landed the role of a liftetime.I am proud of both of these beautiful brown sistas. :brownsista:

  3. I looooove that dress Anika is wearing! This is a well deserved role for her :thumbsup:

  4. Although it may seem she was overshadowed I believe she is saying, “What God has for me, it is for me, and not a devil in hell can take it. It’s mine!” Congrats.

  5. Good for her! I agree with Lovher. It may seem she was overshadowed but she wasn’t. The people in the industry saw her and that’s all that really counts.

    I wish her great success! :brownsista:

  6. See what happens when you just sit back and let your work speak for itself. “Peace Be Still.”

    I am so happy for her.

    :brownsista:

  7. Congratulations Anika! Anika has such a lovely voice, I just can’t wait to see this movie! Kudos to Disney for finally adding a Black princess to their collection.

  8. OMG Lovher, I love that song, “what God has for me”. I think she is doing great what an accomplishment to do the voice of disney’s first black princess. Her voice is cute, I can imagine that she will do well. Kudos!!!!

  9. I’m happy for her and I’m really excited to see the first black Disney princess. By the way has anyone seen the preliminary sketches of what the princess will look like. I’m a little disappointed in them.

  10. I am SOOOO happy for Anika, shine woman,:brownsista: shine.
    And did anybody else think she was always the best dressed of the other dreamgirls :thumbsup:

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