Earlier in the week Walt Disney Animation Studios released the teaser trailer for their upcoming musical animated feature Frozen. The film is loosely based on The Snow Queen (a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen).
In Frozen, Elsa (the Snow Queen voiced by Idina Menzel) accidentally traps the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. She banishes herself to the mountains and hides away in a snow castle. Her sister Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with a rugged mountain man Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven. They embark on an epic journey and encounter icey cold weather, mystical trolls and Olaf the funny snowman in their race to find her sister and save the kingdom.
Frozen will feature the voice talents of Kristen Bell (who you may remember from 2008’s Forgetting Sarah Marshall and 2010’s Get Him to the Greek), Alan Tudyk, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad (who is making an appearance in the upcoming biopic about the life of Steve Jobs), Jonathan Groff, Livvy Stubenrauch, Eva Bella and Santino Fontana. The film is co-directed by Chris Buck (who also directed 2007’s Surf’s Up and 1999’s Tarzan) and Jennifer Lee – Lee also co-wrote of the screenplay for Frozen with Shane Morris.
Frozen is the first Disney animated fairytale to be filmed in the ultra widescreen film format since Sleeping Beauty and the 53rd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on the 27th of November 2013.
No release date has been announced for South Africa yet, but it will most probably be released in December. If you’re keen to watch this film, keep your eyes open for updates from Nu Metro and Ster-Kinekor.
Frozen looks like it’s going to be a funny, adventurous and interesting film. You might agree with this assessment if you check out the teaser trailer for the film below.
What do you think of Frozen? Are you buying your ticket the day of its release or are you giving this one a skip? Leave a comment and let me know.
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