We’ve seen a fair bit of concept art for Frozen, Disney’s reimagining of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic fairy tale, “The Snow Queen”, and those images along with the film’s synopsis claiming that it was “the most daring comedy-adventure ever to hit the big screen” led me to believe that we were in for something epic. What I wasn’t expecting was a teaser trailer featuring a doglike reindeer and a wacky snowman fighting over the snowman’s vegetable facial features.
From the studio behind “Tangled” and “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, and put an end to her icy spell. 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.
I understand that this is just a teaser trailer – and animated movies have developed this trend lately of featuring a teaser actually shows none of the footage from the film itself – but I wouldn’t have been surprised if Scrat, from Disney’s competition, Ice Age, showed up looking for an acorn. At least we have some new pics as well, showing us what this film will actually look like.
The pics come courtesy of USA Today who also spoke to the film’s star, Kristen Bell, and the film’s directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, who explained that while this began as a straight up adaptation of the classic story, is soon changed into a tale of “two sisters torn apart by a big family secret.”
Bell, who voices heroine Anna, explained that in their version Anna is not trying to destroy her sister, Elsa, but rather “to convince Elsa that her place is back at home. That it doesn’t matter how you stumble, your home is with me.”
This task is of course made all the more difficult by the fact that while older sister Elsa has all her Snow Queen powers, Anna just has her companions and wits to rely on.
“[Anna is] the sibling who doesn’t normally get that much attention and is used to kind of just spazzing out on her own. She’s not a good fighter, she doesn’t have good posture, she’s not very elegant, and she’s constantly putting her foot in her mouth. But she’s a good person and she’s utterly determined.”
And all the kids go “Awwwwwwww…”
The Snow Queen will be blowing into cinemas on November 27, 2013.
Last Updated: June 19, 2013