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Friday, November 29, 2013 • Issue 115
Web site: Disney.com/Frozen
Genre: Animated Comedy/Adventure
Trinidad Release Date: November 27, 2013
Voice Cast: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff,
Josh Gad, Santino Fontana, Alan Tudyk, Ciarán Hinds
Directors: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Producer: Peter Del Vecho
Screenplay: Jennifer Lee
Original Songs: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Original Score: Christophe Beck
Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind
"Tangled" and "Wreck-It Ralph," presents "Frozen," a stun-
ning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist
Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey---
teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of
Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven---to find her
sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers
have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter.
Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a
hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), Anna
and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the
The film is directed by Chris Buck ("Tarzan," "Surf's
Up") and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter, "Wreck-It Ralph"),
who also wrote the screenplay.
It is produced by Peter Del Vecho ("Winnie the Pooh,"
"The Princess and the Frog"). Featuring original songs
from Kristen Anderson-Lopez ("In Transit," "Winnie the
Pooh") and Tony® winner Robert Lopez ("The Book of
Mormon," "Avenue Q"), and an original score by
Christophe Beck ("The Muppets," Oscar®-winning short
"Paperman"), "Frozen" hits Trinidad theaters in 3D on
Nov. 27, 2013.
In "Frozen," fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen
Bell) teams up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice
of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven in an epic
journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical
trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Josh
Gad) in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa (voice of Idina
Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of
Arendelle in eternal winter.
• Kristen Bell will star in the feature film "Veronica Mars,"
reprising the title role. Her film credits include the com-
edy "Hit & Run," written and directed by Dax Shepard
and co-produced by Bell, as well as "Movie 43," "Some
Girls," "You Again," "Burlesque," "When in Rome," "Cou-
ples Retreat," "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and David
Mamet's "Spartan." On the small screen, Bell stars in
Showtime's "House of Lies" with Don Cheadle, and has
also starred in "Heroes" and "Veronica Mars." Broadway
credits include "The Crucible" and "Tom Sawyer."
• Idina Menzel, who won a Tony Award® as best actress
in a musical for her role as Elphaba in Broadway's
"Wicked" (2004), landed her first role on Broadway in
1995 in the Tony Award-winning musical "Rent." Film
credits include "Enchanted" and the feature film "Rent."
She has appeared in a recurring role on TV's "Glee" and
recently released "Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the
Symphony," a live concert with an orchestra led by com-
poser/conductor Marvin Hamlisch. Menzel is currently
on a North American concert tour.
• Jonathan Groff's film credits include "Taking Wood-
stock," "Twelve Thirty," "The Conspirator" and "C.O.G.,"
which was part of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. TV
credits include Fox's "Glee," the Starz series "Boss" and
CBS' "The Good Wife." Groff received a Tony® nomina-
tion for his performance in the Tony®-winning musical
"Spring Awakening," and appeared in the Public The-
ater's revival of "Hair" and off-Broadway plays "Prayer
for My Enemy" and "The Submission," among others.
He made his West End debut in Ira Levin's "Deathtrap,"
and appeared in the 2010 Tony®-winning "Red" by John
Logan at the Mark Taper Forum.
• Josh Gad, veteran of the Groundlings Improv troupe and
founder of The Lost Nomads Comedy Troupe, appears
alongside Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson in "The In-
ternship." He stars as Apple co-creator Steve Wozniak
in the biopic "Jobs," and as Sam Kinison in the upcoming
biopic directed by David Permut. Gad also stars in the
Zach Braff Kickstarter-funded indie project "Wish I Was
Here." His credits include "Thanks for Sharing," "Love &
Other Drugs" and "Crossing Over." On Broadway, he was
nominated for a Tony® for his role in "The Book of Mor-
mon," and also appeared in "The 25th Annual Putnam
County Spelling Bee."
• Kristen Anderson-Lopez made her off-Broadway debut
at Primary Stages with "In Transit," a musical per-
formed entirely without accompaniment, inspired by
the rhythms and sounds of life on the subway. Robert
Lopez is the Tony®, Grammy®, and Emmy® winning co-
creator of the worldwide smash hit Broadway musicals
"Avenue Q" and "The Book of Mormon." Together with
his wife and collaborator, he co-wrote songs for the fea-
ture film "Winnie the Pooh" and "Finding Nemo: The
Musical," a beloved fixture at in Disney's Animal King-
dom since 2006. Their next project for stage is an origi-
nal musical called "Up Here."
• Director Chris Buck helmed the 1999 Disney classic
"Tarzan" (with Kevin Lima) as well as the 2007 Oscar®-
nominated "Surf's Up" (with Ash Brannon). His anima-
tion credits also include 1989's "The Little Mermaid,"
"The Rescuers Down Under" (1990) and "Pocahontas"
• Director/screenwriter Jennifer Lee is one of the screen-
play writers of this year's hit arcade-hopping comedy
adventure "Wreck-It Ralph." Her screen adaptation of
John Steinbeck's "The Acts of King Arthur and His
Noble Knights" is being produced by Troika Pictures.
She has an original screenplay in development with
Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way, and her original script
"Lucid Dreams" was optioned by Wolfgang Peterson's
• Peter Del Vecho's credits as producer include 2011's
"Winnie the Pooh" and 2009's "The Princess and the
Frog." He served as associate producer for "Chicken Lit-
tle" and "Treasure Planet."
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