Walt Disney Animation Studios announced (via ComingSoon.net earlier today some more details about their 2013 animated release, Frozen. We heard a while back that Frozen was the new title for the Disney adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen, and that it was due on 27th November, 2013 (the date previously scheduled for Bob Peterson's The Good Dinosaur), this latest release though just cites November 2013 - no specific date is mentioned.
The computer-animated "epic tale of adventure and comedy" is directed by Chris Buck (Tarzan, Surf's Up) and produced by Peter Del Vecho (Winnie the Pooh, The Princess and the Frog). Frozen features the vocal talent of Kristen Bell (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) as Anna, "a young dreamer about to take the adventure of a lifetime", and Tony Award winning actress, Idina Menzel (Broadway's Wicked, TV's Glee), as Elsa the, formerly titular, Snow Queen.
Original songs for the film are being created by Broadway's Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (who's working on songs for a stage-adaptation of Pixar's Finding Nemo), and the synopsis for the film reads:
In “Frozen,” a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, so Anna (voice of Bell) must team up with Kristoff, a daring mountain man, on the grandest of journeys to find the Snow Queen (voice of Menzel) and put an end to the icy spell. Encountering Everest-like extremes, mystical creatures and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.
Frozen seems like a more traditional film for Disney - going down the princess and musical route again - and a million miles away from Wreck-It Ralph. That said, it worked phenomenally well for Tangled, and it does look to provide some great range (both with its setting and premise), following the more Pixar-esque Wreck-It Ralph late this year.
Can't wait to hear more about this as we progress!
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