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Anika Noni Rose Unveils Doll For Disney's First Black Princess

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    Anika Noni Rose Unveils Doll For Disney's First Black Princess

    This December, Disney is making history with their new film, "The Princess and the Frog," which features the first black princess in Disney history.

    "Dreamgirls" star Anika Noni Rose lends her voice to the title character, Princess Tiana, and Access Hollywood was with the actress for the unveiling of her character's doll in New York City.

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    And an emotional unveiling it was!

    "This is so silly!" a tearful Anika said as she saw the precious plastic figure for the first time. "I've seen dolls, I wasn't even a doll kid, but this is mine!"

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    Anika told Access she is thrilled that the Princess Tiana doll has features true to her heritage.

    "We made sure that she has a nice curl in her hair." Anika explained of the doll's elegant up 'do. "She's a little browner than I am. That's because my natural skin color could be misconstrued as anything, and they wanted to make sure that she really looked like a brown girl.

    "She's got a nice little round nose and she's got full lips," Anika added as she marveled at the plastic creation.

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    And, Anika revealed, she already has an idea of who she thinks should be able to get their hands on the Princess Tiana dolls first.

    "Sasha and Malia, I'm coming!" Anika said, referring to President Barack Obama's daughters.

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