B has a film career and case full of Grammys, J-Hud has a reality TV legacy and an Oscar, so it's only fair that this Broadway star gets immortalized with the magic of Disney.
Word has it that mega-stars like Tyra Banks, J-Hud, and Akicia Keys were up for the role. Those are also great choices...should I start drawing up contracts for Sony, Warner Bros., and Paramount? There's room for everyone!
But we have to give props to Disney for making this long-overdo film during a time when blacks have been largely discredited, insulted and downright ignored by public figures. It's about time that we had a something positive to relish in, even if it's animated and one-dimensional. After the last few years of Katrina, Imus, and Kramer, we could certainly use a fairy tale ending.
Congrats to Anika! This will be one to remember!