While Disney animated movies tend to have homespun charm and timeless appeal -- and are of course kid-friendly -- 'The Princess and the Frog' has a much different significance. With this highly anticipated release, Disney has its first African-American princess in nearly a century of making movies.

Behind the pioneering Princess Tiana is Anika Noni Rose, a Tony Award winner best known on the big screen for her work in 2006's 'Dreamgirls.'

Rose talked with Moviefone about working on a film with such social significance, living her own fairytale and staying in touch with her 'Dreamgirls' co-stars Jennifer Hudson and Beyonce.