10/26/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Oprah Winfrey To Voice Character In Disney Movie "Princess And The Frog"

Oprah Winfrey has joined the voice cast of the upcoming Disney animated film "The Princess and the Frog."

At a Disney presentation in Hollywood on Wednesday, John Lasseter, the chief creative office at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, said that Winfrey will play the character of Eudora, the mother of the main character Princess Tiana, voiced by Anika Noni Rose.

The film, set for release in late 2009, is set in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

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