I’m super excited and I haven’t been for a while…. Disney’s “Frozen” is set to hit theaters on November 27, 2013 but today Disney Animation just released the official trailer.
“Frozen” features two princesses– The younger sister is Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell) she is spirited and funny but doesn’t have any magical abilities and her older sister, Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel) on the other hand does and she controls snow and ice, Elsa wants to make everything icy, and Anna must convince her to stop and save their kingdom of Arendelle from becoming well…Frozen.
Disney’s “Frozen” is based on the tale from “The Snow Queen” by Hans Christian Andersen. However, the Disney describes the film as follows:
“In Frozen, a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, so Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) must team up with Kristoff, a daring mountain man, on the grandest of journeys to find the Snow Queen (voice of Idina 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.”
The Comic Book industry site Bleeding Cool got their hands on an extended synopsis:
“When Anna is cursed by her estranged sister, the cold-hearted Snow Queen, Anna’s only hope of reversing the curse is to survive a perilous but thrilling journey across an icy and unforgiving landscape. Joined by a rugged, thrill-seeking outdoorsman, his one-antlered reindeer and a hapless snowman, Anna must race against time, conquer the elements and battle an army of menacing snowmen if she ever hopes to melt her frozen heart.”
The original “Snow Queen” by Hans Christian Andersen is about a little girl who sets out on a journey to find her best friend Kai, after the boy is kidnapped by the evil Snow Queen. Therefore, it’s safe to say that Disney is just using Andersen’s story as its foundation, and creating a whole new magical story with additional characters like the comical snowman.
Anderson is still credited as a writer of “Frozen”. “Frozen” will be directed by Chris Buck, who directed “Tarzan”. Produced by Peter Del Vecho known for “The Princess and the Frog”.
This is one movie I’m definitely going to the theaters to see.
PRODUCT PREDICTION: A plushy of the snowman Olaf… great for Christmas time!