Princess Tiana's Accent

Disney's first Black princess is voiced by Anika Noni Rose. Rose grew up outside Hartford, Connecticut in the community of Bloomfield, so she's from New England, but she sustains a Bostwanan accent in HBO's No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency as Grace Makutsi. You can get a taste of Rose's New Orleans spin on Princess Tiana's voice in the teaser:

Here's what she sounds like in real life. Interestingly, Disney chose to write Prince Naveen, Tiana's true love, as Middle Eastern/South Asian-ish, and he's voiced by Bruno Campos, a Brazilian-born actor who grew up in the States. Wonder how his accent will sound? The film is set to release in December 2009, but the teaser says 2010.