‘Frozen’ trailer spotlights comedic characters in Disney feature

June 19, 2013 | 1:39 p.m.

In Disney’s upcoming animated musical “Frozen,” fearless protagonist Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell) teams up with mountain man Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) to find Anna’s Snow Queen sister Elsa (Idina Menzel), who has trapped their kingdom in endless winter. As epic as their journey may be, the first trailer focuses instead on a comedic battle between reindeer Sven and snowman Olaf over the latter’s carrot-nose.

“Frozen,” out Nov. 27, features songs by “The Book of Mormon” composer Robert Lopez and his wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez. The film is directed by Chris Buck (“Tarzan”) and Jennifer Lee, a screenwriter for “Wreck-It Ralph” and, with “Frozen,” the first woman to direct a feature at Disney Animation. Buck first pitched the idea to John Lasseter, Disney Animation’s chief creative officer, in 2008, proposing an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s story “The Snow Queen.”

“One of the things that was very important to me was to bring back the sincere fairy tale,” Lasseter said earlier this year. “I didn’t understand why the previous leaders felt like the modern audience wasn’t interested in the sincere fairy tale anymore.”

But don’t expect another Disney princess from “Frozen,” Lee told The Times.

“What I like about doing a fairy tale today is, audiences want something big and meaty,” she said. “It’s not as simple as some of the classics like ‘Cinderella.’ It’s not focusing on princess stories as much as family stories. It’s one ordinary girl’s struggle to help save the world, with her sister as the main obstacle.”

– Noelene Clark | @NoeleneClark


'Frozen'Disney is reanimated with ‘Frozen,’ ‘Big Hero 6’

Disney Animation announces first Marvel movie

‘Thrones’ star Richard Madden to play ‘Cinderella’ prince

‘Mickey and the Magical Map’ redraws Disneyland plans

‘Star Wars Rebels’ animated series to premiere in fall 2014

‘Totoro,’ ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’ coming to Blu-ray

‘Star Wars’: Disney chief promises movies every year

Albert Brooks takes bait, signs on for ‘Finding Nemo 2′

Vivienne Jolie-Pitt’s role in ‘Maleficent’ brings big bucks

‘TMNT’ remake ends Megan Fox-Michael Bay feud


3 Responses to ‘Frozen’ trailer spotlights comedic characters in Disney feature

  1. fourrunner says:

    Omg, this is so cute and funny. Can't wait until movie comes out. I e-mailed every-one I know to look at trailer. Awesome!!!

  2. Elaine says:

    Hilarious trailer! Laughed out loud :)

  3. We are so excited to see our amazing, beloved Fjord horses actually shown in a movie. And not just any movie, but a Disney movie!!

    As soon as it comes out on video (I know WAY ahead of myself) we’ll have to have a showing at the barn. :)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

E-mail It
Powered by ShareThis