Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : November 15th 2013 Contents Walt Disney Animation Studios ("Tan-
gled," "Wreck-It Ralph") presents
"Frozen," a stunning big-screen comedy-
adventure inspired by Hans Christian An-
dersen's "The Snow Queen."
Fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic
journey---teaming up with rugged mountain
man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven---to
find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have
trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal
winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions,
mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman
named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the el-
ements in a race to save the kingdom.
"Although 'Frozen' is inspired by Ander-
sen's classic tale," says director Chris Buck,
"our story is distinctly our own---fresh and
new in spirit and style. It is wonderfully
emotional, with plenty of action, adventure,
magic and unforgettable characters."
"A story that started as a very simple
idea of the power of family has grown into
something much bigger," adds director
Jennifer Lee, who wrote the screenplay.
"It's about fear versus love that's told
through a family's journey---their struggle
to overcome fear and find the true mean-
ing of love."Directed by Buck ("Tarzan,"
"Surf's Up") and Lee (screenwriter,
"Wreck-It Ralph"), and produced by Peter
Del Vecho ("The Princess and the Frog,"
"Winnie the Pooh"), "Frozen" features the
voices of Kristen Bell ("Forgetting Sarah
Marshall," "Hit & Run," Showtime's "House
of Lies," Broadway's "The Crucible") as
Anna, Idina Menzel (Broadway's "Wicked"
and "Rent," "Enchanted") as Elsa, Jonathan
Groff (2013 Sundance Film Festival's
"Taking Woodstock," Fox's "Glee," Broad-
way's "Spring Awakening") as mountain
man Kristoff, and Josh Gad ("The Intern-
ship," "Love & Other Drugs," Broadway's
"The Book of Mormon") as the lovable
snowman Olaf. The voice cast also includes
Santino Fontana (Broadway's "Cinderella,"
"Brighton Beach Memoirs," "Billy Elliot") as
Hans, a handsome royal who catches Anna's
eye, Alan Tudyk ("Wreck-It Ralph," "42") as
the Duke of Weselton, Chris Williams
("Bolt," "Prep & Landing"-story by/EP) as
Oaken, and Ciarán Hinds ("Game of
Thrones") as Grandpabbie.
"We've always felt that we're making a re-
ally special---almost magical---film," says ex-
ecutive producer John Lasseter.
"We are incredibly proud of this film.
'Frozen' honours our heritage at Walt Dis-
ney Animation Studios with its timeless
roots, yet its strong characters, incredible
storytelling and stunning visuals are totally
made for today's audiences."
Set in the fictional kingdom of Arendelle,
"Frozen" features a stunning backdrop that
was inspired by Norway's spectacular land-
scapes---from its snow-capped mountains
to its tranquil fjords.
"The environment plays an integral role in
our story," says Lee. "Elsa has this magical
power to create snow and ice---but she can't
control it and accidently triggers a massive
winter storm that threatens her homeland."
"Our team really raised the bar when it
came to snow and ice," adds Buck. "It's not
easy to make ice look believable in anima-
tion. They did extensive research and cre-
ated ground-breaking technology to achieve
the right look for this world. They were able
to put together a really beautiful film that's
unlike anything before it."
With a breathtaking palette, "Frozen"
takes cues from Norway's unique architec-
ture, culture and traditions, immersing audi-
ences in its environment.
Says Del Vecho, "This story has an epic
scope with the rare ability to sweep you in---
you believe this place exists and feel its
magic. You forget you're watching a movie."
That's what every filmmaker, artist and
animator at Disney wants to achieve," Del
"Here at Walt Disney Animation Studios,
films such as 'Tangled' and 'Wreck-It Ralph'
have definitely helped lead us to a new level
of achievement with 'Frozen'---elevating the
movie, creating a story with such breadth
and the kind of characters that are so differ-
ent, so new, they have the ability to touch
audiences in extraordinary ways." Featuring
original songs from Tony® winner Robert
Lopez ("The Book of Mormon," "Avenue Q")
and Kristen Anderson-Lopez ("In Transit,"
"Winnie the Pooh"), and an original score by
Christophe Beck (Oscar®-winning short "Pa-
perman"), "Frozen" hits Trinidad theaters in
3D on November 27.
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