Frozen co-director Jennifer Lee pointed to an interview with Norwegian composer Frode Fjellheim, which reveals that a new song of his, "Eatnemen Vuelie," will be the opening number for Disney's upcoming 53rd animated feature film. Give the song a listen below.
The very earthy, very tribal, Nordic sound is captivating, and gives us a strong idea of the tone that the film is going to strike. The song is inspired by both Norwegian and indigenous Sami culture, and is apparently a take on a Danish hymn by composer B.S. Ingemann. The YouTuber who uploaded the song stresses that this is not the final version of the song, and that the film version will be performed by the choir Cantus.
It's certainly a world apart from the overly comical side that Disney's US marketing is focusing on... And speak of the devil, here's a bunch more advertising for the film's comic relief snowman, Olaf. (Via The Rotoscopers)
Frozen seems set to be a culturally diverse film, as well as a touching story of two sisters, complete with a bit of Disney magic. And not, as Disney would have you believe, a film about a snowman.
Frozen is directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, it hits cinemas on 27th November (US)/6th December (UK).