In the unlikely event you missed last year's entertainment headlines, 'The Princess and the Frog' introduced Walt Disney's first African-American princess to the world.

Finally, 72 years after 'Snow White,' 62 years since Jackie Robinson broke the baseball color line and 54 years since Rosa Parks wouldn't move seats, Tiana joins her fairer sisters Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Ariel, Belle Mulan and Pocahontas.

Director Ron Clements and his longtime creative partner Jon Musker, along with voice actress Anika Noni Rose (Tiana), sat down with us to talk about the Blu-Ray and DVD release of the film. Watch the interviews after the jump. In the unlikely event you missed last year's entertainment headlines, 'The Princess and the Frog' introduced Walt Disney's first African-American princess to the world.

Finally, 72 years after 'Snow White,' 62 years since Jackie Robinson broke the baseball color line and 54 years since Rosa Parks wouldn't move seats, Tiana joins her fairer sisters Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Ariel, Belle Mulan and Pocahontas.

"This film was very special to us for a lot of reasons, co-director Ron Clements said during a recent interview. Certainly, the first African-American princess was kind of a big deal when we began the film. I think it was an even bigger deal than we realized as we saw the response to the film."

Really? He was surprised by the response? Was their animation dungeon completely cut off from the Sasha and Malia craze last year?

Clements and his longtime creative partner Jon Musker, along with voice actress Anika Noni Rose (Tiana), sat down with us to talk about the Blu-Ray and DVD release of the film. British journalist Jennie Bond was also on hand for interviews because ... well, quite honestly, we weren't really sure why. Now we realize Bond is an expert on royalty and wanted to talk about the importance of Tiana being a princess. We chose to talk about what a Disneyland ride based on her would be and her appearance on 'I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here.'

"You're wacky," Bond told blogger Ryan McKee after the interview. "I didn't know what you were talking about."

"Neither did I," confessed McKee, stuffing free junket sandwiches into his mouth.

In an effort at full disclosure, we were under-prepared for Bond because we were so excited about that day's big interview: Frog Prince Naveen. Disney had animated the Frog answering questions and we could ask him whatever we wanted -- as long as it fit in with his answers. When the Frog asked McKee if he knew of any princesses, he replied, "Chastity Bono, but I'm not sure ..."

"Oh, she'll be interested," the Frog said as he licked his lips.

A post-op transgender is a bit racy for Disney, but they seemed to go along with it. However, a few days later they regretfully informed us that there were "technical difficulties with the animated Naveen the frog interview, and the piece was not able to be salvaged."

However, the other interviews, oddly enough, had no technical problems. Watch below as Clements and Musker (creators of 'The Little Mermaid,' 'Aladdin' and 'Hercules') confess their favorite movie, Rose describes her wardrobe while recording voiceovers and Bond predicts what TV show we'll steal next from the British.

Anika Noni Rose


Jennie Bond


Directors Ron Clements & John Musker
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