Some think that Disney created Tiana, the first black Princess, in the upcoming animated release of "The Princess and the Frog" because of first lady Michelle Obama. Coincidence? Perhaps.....but an animated feature takes years to create, and the Obama's were probably only a blip when the first talk of the concept for the movie came out.
Tiana is Disney's first princess in 10 years, and knowing the Disney machine, you will see mucho marketing on this heroine. (photo courtesy of Disney via Washington Post link)