Walt Disney Animation Studios has announced that the director and writer for the Disney+ original series Tiana will be Stella Meghie.

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What’s Happening:

  • Writer and director Stella Meghie has joined Walt Disney Animation Studios to bring the upcoming Disney+ original series Tiana to life.
  • The animated musical series will follow the lead character from The Princess and the Frog in her new life as Princess of Maldonia.
  • Stella Meghie’s writing and directing credits include The Photograph, The Weekend, Jean of the Joneses, and episodes of grown-ish on Freeform.
  • Tiana will debut in 2023 on Disney+.

What They’re Saying:

  • Jennifer Lee, Walt Disney Animation Studios Chief Creative Officer: “Stella brings her immense talent, deep storytelling and love of Tiana and New Orleans to this project. Stella and the Tiana team have been dreaming up a series that takes Tiana to new places, both physically and emotionally, and is full of the unexpected.”
  • Stella Meghie: “I have always dreamt of one day creating a project at Disney Animation, having been a lifelong fan of their films. When Jennifer Lee reached out and asked if I would be interested in directing a series about a Disney Princess, it was a dream come true. To have that dream come to reality, and have that princess be Tiana – the first Black Disney princess – is beyond my wildest. I can’t wait for fans to see where we are taking this wonderful character and her story.”

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