After some concept art, a name-change, the voice of our heroine, and the voice of the villain, Disney has finally released the first official image from The Princess and the Frog, which you can see to the right, and check out in all of its glory over at Coming Soon. This flick is a pretty big deal as the studio has headed back to traditional animation for the film, but more importantly, because star Tiana will be the first African-American princess and leading lady from the studio that has brought us the likes of Aurora, Snow White, Jasmine, and Mulan.

The animated film should be interesting. It's a musical (of course) set in New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz. This could be cool, or a complete waste, depending on how Randy Newman tackles the music for the film. Will it be classic Newman? Will he go out on a limb and go wild with jazz? Anyhow, Tiana is a young girl who is living in the affluent French Quarter, who I imagine gets it on with a Princely frog. As Disney describes it: "From the heart of Louisiana's mystical bayous and the banks of the mighty Mississippi comes an unforgettable tale of love, enchantment, and discovery with a soulful singing crocodile, voodoo spells, and Cajun charm at every turn."

So there you have it. Is the official Tiana everything you dreamed she would be?
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