Frozen (2013 film)
|Directed by||Chris Buck
|Produced by||Peter Del Vecho|
|Screenplay by||Jennifer Lee|
|Based on||The Snow Queen by
Hans Christian Andersen
|Music by||Christophe Beck|
|Studio||Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Animation Studios
|Distributed by||Walt Disney Studios
Frozen is an upcoming American 3D computer animated musical-fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale The Snow Queen. It will be the 53rd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. The film will feature the voices of Kristen Bell as Anna, Idina Menzel as Elsa the Snow Queen, and Jonathan Groff as Kristoff, in speaking as well as singing roles. The film is currently scheduled to be released on November 27, 2013.
Anna teams up with a mountain man named Kristoff and his reindeer companion Sven to go on a quest to find Anna's sister Elsa, the Snow Queen, who has banished herself to the mountains into a snow palace, to put an end to the eternal winter she has accidentally cursed the Arendelle kingdom to suffer.
- Kristen Bell as Anna, a member of a royal family
- Idina Menzel as Elsa, the Snow Queen and Anna's elder sister
- Jonathan Groff as Kristoff, a mountain man, who owns a reindeer Sven
- Josh Gad as Olaf, a snowman
- Santino Fontana as Prince Hans
- Alan Tudyk as the Duke of Weselton
Walt Disney Animation Studios has been working on its own adaptation of The Snow Queen, most recently after being scrapped in late 2002. However, as of March 2010, Disney had shelved the project again. As of June 2010, Disney announced that the film was put on "hold." In December 2011, following the success of Tangled (formerly Rapunzel), Disney announced a new title for the film, Frozen, and a release date, November 27, 2013. A month later, it was confirmed that the film will be a 3D CGI animated feature. On March 5, 2012, it was announced that actress Kristen Bell will provide her voice to the lead character; Chris Buck will be directing, with John Lasseter and Peter Del Vecho producing. In June 2012, it was announced that Bell will voice Anna, a young dreamer, and that Idina Menzel will voice Elsa the Snow Queen. The songs will be written by Broadway composers Robert Lopez and his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez. This is the plot according to Disney D23: "In order to stop the spell which has trapped the kingdom in eternal winter, Anna teams up with Kristoff, a mountain man, and goes on a journey to find the Snow Queen, all while encountering Everest-like extremes, mystical creatures and magic." On November 30, 2012, it was announced that Jennifer Lee, one of the screenwriters of Wreck-it Ralph, has joined Buck as co-director. On December 19, 2012, it was announced that Jonathan Groff will voice the role of Kristoff. It was also announced that Alan Tudyk, who voiced King Candy in Wreck-it Ralph, will voice the role of Duke of Weselton.
Original songs for Frozen will be written and composed by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. At D23's Destination D event in August 2012, a song called "Let It Go" was performed as a preview. The song is to be performed by Idina Menzel as Elsa, when she leaves the kingdom and creates her own ice palace. In February 2013, it was reported that Christophe Beck has been hired to score the film.
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