From the studio behind 2010’s “Tangled” and this year’s “Wreck-It Ralph,” Walt Disney Animation Studios presents “Frozen,” the most daring comedy-adventure ever to hit the big screen. When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna (voice of Kristen Bell), a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna’s sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), the Snow Queen, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering mystical trolls, an amazing and comedic snowman named Olaf, Everest-like conditions and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.
Update September 3, 2014
Walt Disney Animation Studios announces the return of FROZEN’s Anna and Elsa in a new animated short FROZEN FEVER coming in spring 2015.
Directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, and produced by Peter Del Vecho, with an all-new original song by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, “Frozen Fever” marks the first project reuniting the Oscar-winning original team from Disney’s “Frozen.”
In “Frozen Fever,” it’s Anna’s birthday and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever, but Elsa’s icy powers may put more than just the party at risk.
The short debuts Spring 2015.
Update August 8, 2014
All-New FROZEN Sing-Along Edition DVD arriving on November 18, 2014
Update January 30, 2014
DO YOU WANNA SING ALONG? More than 2,000 theaters nationwide (up from originally announced 1,000) are set to showcase the sing-along version of Disney’s Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe-winning FROZEN, beginning tomorrow, January 31st.
But if you can’t wait for tomorrow, check out the video below for a sneak peek of the new version. On-screen lyrics and a bouncing snowflake will accompany select showings; check local listings and Fandango to see if the FROZEN sing-along version is playing near you.
Update January 23, 2014
Disney’s re-releasing FROZEN in more than 1,000 theaters as a special “sing-along” version with on screen lyrics and bouncing snowflake prompt beginning January 31, 2014. To help you prepare, check out the Oscar-nominated “Let it Go” sequence in 25 different languages.
“FROZEN fans have embraced the film’s original songs and its soundtrack with such passion—there are countless YouTube videos from people singing songs like ‘Let It Go’—we decided to create a version that would celebrate that enthusiasm,” said Dave Hollis, executive vice president, theatrical distribution, The Walt Disney Studios. “It’s a great opportunity for families to get together and have some fun with these songs.”
According to Hollis, on-screen lyrics and a magical bouncing snowflake will accompany select showings; moviegoers can check local listings for showtimes and theaters. The duration of the sing-along run will vary by theater.
Disney’s FROZEN received two Oscar nominations, including best animated feature and best original song (“Let It Go”). Named best animated film by more than a dozen critics associations, the film won a Golden Globe for best animated feature, two Critics Choice Movie Awards, including best animated feature and best song (“Let It Go”), and a Producers Guild of America Award for outstanding animated feature.
In wide release since November 27, the film posted the No. 1 all-time Thanksgiving debut and the largest opening ever for a Walt Disney Animation Studios film. FROZEN, WDAS’ 53rd feature film, has earned more than $773 million worldwide, including $337` million domestically. The film’s soundtrack was No. 1 in the Billboard top 200 for two straight weeks.
At Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre, the FROZEN sing-along version includes on-stage appearances from the movie’s Elsa prior to each showing, plus snow flurries inside the theater. Showtimes are at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Update January 17, 2014
Disney teamed with Quebec’s winter carnival to create an experiential FROZEN themed guest suite and activity cave inside the Hôtel de Glace ice hotel; click here for more details and images.
Update January 10, 2014
Disney’s FROZEN coming to Blu-ray, DVD, and on demand March 18th, click here for a full list of bonus features.
Update November 27, 2013
Click here to read George Gensler’s spoiler-free review of Disney’s “Frozen” – Blessed or Cursed? [or True Love is the Fixer-Upper]
Update November 6, 2013
Printable activity sheets released for Disney’s “Frozen.”
Update September 26, 2013
Full trailer released for Disney’s “Frozen” and it’s cool, I mean cold. Cold, cold, cold.
Update September 25, 2013
New images released for “Frozen”
Update September 16, 2013
New poster released for Disney’s “Frozen” – lots of heads in the snow.
Update August 4, 2013
It’s Sister’s Day! And as the father of two girls who never, ever fight or squabble, this day is always an important holiday in our family… 😉 Happy Sister’s Day – the coolest holiday of them all.
Update July 14, 2013
Character descriptions released for FROZEN. Click here for images and descriptions of all the stars of the newest Walt Disney Animation Studios film.
Update June 20, 2013
Teaser poster and first look images released for FROZEN
Update June 18, 2013
First trailer released for FROZEN – interesting, not quite what I expected. Looks more “cartoonish” and less “sweeping epic” than I imagined. Although it’s tough to tell what the finished product will look like with just this one minute short.
Update May 14, 2013
First look at the kingdom of Arendelle trapped in eternal winter, from FROZEN.
Update December 14, 2012
The first piece of concept art was released for FROZEN featuring Anna & Kristoff on their epic journey to find Elsa, the Snow Queen.
Update November 29, 2012 Jennifer Lee Named Director of “Frozen”
From Walt Disney Animations Studios Press Release
Burbank, CA – Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) taps Jennifer Lee to join Chris Buck at the helm of its 53rd full-length animated feature “Frozen,” which is slated for the big screen on Nov. 27, 2013. Lee, who has contributed to the film’s screenplay, is one of the screenplay writers of this year’s hit arcade-hopping adventure Wreck-It Ralph.
Featuring the voices of Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, “Frozen” is the coolest comedy-adventure ever to hit the big screen. When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna, a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna’s sister Elsa, the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.
“Frozen” producer Peter Del Vecho says the match-up is perfect. “Jenn has a real connection to the film and creates dynamic and relatable characters. Her sense of comedy, adventure and story structure paired with Chris Buck’s vast experience and incredible instincts create an ideal situation for this film.”
Lee’s screen adaptation of John Steinbeck’s “The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights” is being produced by Troika Pictures. She has an original screenplay in development with Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way, and her original script “Lucid Dreams” was optioned by Wolfgang Peterson’s Radiant Productions. Lee holds an MFA in Film from Columbia University and a BA in English from the University of New Hampshire.
Buck directed (with Kevin Lima) Disney’s 1999 high-swinging feature “Tarzan,” which won an Oscar® and a Golden Globe® for Best Music/Original Song (Phil Collins’ “You’ll Be in My Heart”). He directed (with Ash Brannon) 2007’s Oscar-nominated “Surf’s Up” for Sony Pictures Animation. His credits within animation also include 1989’s “The Little Mermaid,” “The Rescuers Down Under” (1990) and “Pocahontas” (1995).
With original songs by Tony®-award winner Robert Lopez (“The Book of Mormon,” “Avenue Q”) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“In Transit”), “Frozen” journeys into theaters Nov. 27, 2013, in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters. For more information, like us on Facebook.
Original Post from June 12, 2012 follows below:
Walt Disney Animation Studios unveiled a new movie titled “Frozen” coming to theaters in November 2013. The film boasts Tony® Award Winner Idina Menzel (Wicked, 2004) and actress Kristen Bell (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) lending their voices to the main characters, and the award winning Husband & Wife Broadway team of Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (Book of Mormon) writing original songs. Continue reading for more details from Walt Disney Studios press release.
From Walt Disney Studios
Burbank, CA – Walt Disney Animation Studios presents an epic tale of adventure and comedy in “Frozen,” a computer-animated feature film slated for the big screen in November 2013. 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 talents of film/TV/stage star Kristen Bell as Anna, a young dreamer about to take the adventure of a lifetime, and Tony Award ®-winning actress Idina Menzel as Elsa the Snow Queen. The movie will feature original songs by Broadway greats Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez.
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.
Bell has starred in a variety of films, including the comedies “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “Couples Retreat,” and the upcoming films “Hit & Run,” “Some Girls” and the Farrelly Brothers’ “Movie 43.” On the small screen, Bell is currently starring in the Showtime series “House of Lies” alongside Don Cheadle; she has also starred in “Heroes” and “Veronica Mars.” Broadway credits include “The Crucible” and “Tom Sawyer.”
Menzel, who won a Tony Award® as Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Elphaba in Broadway’s “Wicked” (2004), landed her first role on Broadway in 1995 in the Tony Award-winning musical “Rent.” Film credits include “Enchanted” and the feature film “Rent.” She has appeared in a recurring role on TV’s “Glee” and recently released “Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony,” a live concert with an orchestra led by composer/conductor Marvin Hamlisch. Menzel is currently on a North American concert tour.
Robert Lopez is a three-time Tony Award®-winning writer of the Tony and Grammy® Award-winning musical “The Book of Mormon,” which was co-written with Trey Parker and Matt Stone (“South Park”), and the musical “Avenue Q,” which ran for six years on Broadway and four years in London’s West End. Lopez teamed with wife Anderson-Lopez, whose Drama Desk-winning show “In Transit” is Broadway-bound, to write original songs for 2011’s “Winnie the Pooh,” a musical stage version of Finding Nemo at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park, and a new musical called “Up Here.”