“Dreams Come True: A Celebration of Disney Animation” is a look back at 75 years of Disney magic on the silver screen and a look ahead to the all-new animated adventure comedy, “The Princess and the Frog.” Host Vanessa Williams is joined by some of the brightest stars of television, movies, music and sports, who share their favorite memories of Disney animation, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network.
This one-hour special explores the key ingredients of these treasured Disney films – the captivating characters, breathtaking artistry and unforgettable music – as well as the power they have to inspire and influence real-life dreams.
There will also be an exclusive sneak peek from “The Princess and the Frog,” opening nationwide December 11. From John Musker and Ron Clements, the directors of “The Little Mermaid” and “Aladdin,” this animated adventure comedy is a modern twist on a classic tale, featuring a beautiful girl named Tiana, a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again, and a fateful kiss that leads them both on a hilarious adventure set in 1920s New Orleans and the mystical bayous of Louisiana. “The Princess and the Frog” marks Disney’s long-awaited return to the hand-drawn animated musical.
Some of the stars sharing their favorite Disney memories in “Dreams Come True: A Celebration of Disney Animation” include Miley Cyrus, Whoopi Goldberg, Jamie Lee Curtis, Selena Gomez, Kristin Chenoweth, Sir Elton John, Magic Johnson, Ty Pennington, Dick Van Dyke, Sigourney Weaver, Betty White, Serena Williams and Angelica Huston.
Also featured are some of the filmmakers and stars from “The Princess and the Frog,” including executive producer John Lasseter, Anika Noni Rose (Tiana), Terrence Howard (James), Emeril Lagasse (Marlon the Gator), and singer/songwriter Ne-Yo.