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The Princess and The Frog- TV Special Airs December 9

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The Diary of A Princess: The Princess and the Frog
Television Special Premieres December 9 on TV One

Los Angeles, CA December 8, 2009 -  History was made at the beginning of this year and is being made at the end of the year. During the first month of the year, we witnessed the first African American President being sworn into office, and at the close of the year Disney's first Black princess graces the big screen and makes her royal debut http://theloop21.com/news/disney's-first-african-american-princess-makes-her-royal-debut.  "I have a five-year old daughter... It means a lot to me to have a princess that looks like her," says Marlon West / Disney Special Effects Animator.

Every African American girl has been waiting for that special princess, but so has every woman, mother, aunt, and grandmother.  Everyone has been waitinTV1 Logog for a princess who they can identify with and who looks like them.  So who is this princess?  What's her name?  Who are her friends and family? Who are her foes? What does she want out of life?   

That's the story that will unfold in a TV One prime-time special, "The Diary of a Princess: The Princess and the Frog," premiering on Wednesday, December 9 at 8pm (ET)/ 5pm PT. Check local listings for exact channel in your area.  An encore presentation will air at 10:30pm (ET) /9:30pm/(CT) and 7:30pm (PT) the same night.  The TV One special is produced by FGW Productions,Inc. and executive produced by Stephanie Frederic and Flo McAfee for Walt Disney Animation Studios.

"We're very proud to be part of history and to help the world get to know Princess Tiana better," said Frederic, President of FGW Productions.  "This is event television and I hope families will gather around the TV to watch this revealing special."

During the half-hour special, clips and music along with interviews from the cast and creators of the animated Princess Bugmovie will provide a more revealinglook into the beautiful girl with big dreams---Princess Tiana.  "The Princess and the Frog" cast members included in the special are:  Tony award-winning actress Anika Noni Rose, Princess Tiana; Terrence Howard, the father of the princess; Jenifer Lewis, the fairy godmother Mama Oldie; Keith David, the villain Dr. Facilier; and Bruno Campos, Prince Naveen.   Special behind-the-scenes footage of television titan Oprah Winfrey voicing her much-coveted role as the princesses' mother, Eudora, is also included.

FGW Productions is a full-service Los Angeles-based television, film and internet
production company producing high-definition content for all media.  For more information about the company go to www.fgwproductions.com

Disney "The Princess and the Frog," opens nationwide on Friday, December 11