I rarely post press releases on my site, however every now and then something comes along that I feel my readers might be interested in. This is one of those situations.
Disney’s Frozen is by far a hugely popular film. I work with children and almost every day at work I hear children signing “Let it Go”, or they are wearing Frozen clothing or carrying Frozen toys. The other day a little girl brought in her own box of Frozen facial tissues and she didn’t even have a cold. She just loves the movie and carried the box around with her.
On Tuesday, September 2, 2014 airing at 8:00 PM (EST) on ABC there will be a special called The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic.
The program is hosted by Josh Gad who is the voice of the super popular snowman Olaf.
This exclusive special features interviews with the films cast including Kristen Bell, Indina Menzel (or “Adele Dazeem” if you are John Travolta – ha ha), Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, John Lasseter (I met him!) and the Frozen film making team.
This is an unprecedented behind the scenes look at the making of this modern movie based on the timeless tale with a look towards the next chapter for Anna, Elsa and friends. You’ll also get a sneak peek of Big Hero 6 which is the next film from Walt Disney Animation Studios.
The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic is an all-new, original special in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Lincoln Square Productions and Walt Disney Animation Studios. The special ventures behind-the-scenes for an exclusive look at the origins and evolution of the Academy Award®-winning film Frozen, now the biggest animated feature of all time. A breathtaking and fantastic saga, the special tells the real story of making a modern movie based on a timeless tale that nearly overnight became a cultural touchstone for legions of fans.
The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic airs TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Viewers will get a rare look inside Walt Disney Animation Studios and unprecedented access to the creative team that brought Frozen to life. Throughout the one-hour special, the audience will hear from “Frozen” stars Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, the directors, songwriters, producer, artists and chief creative officer John Lasseter—the team who dreamed of making a cherished Hans Christian Andersen story into a big-screen animated musical. Viewers will take a journey to the beautiful Norwegian villages and landscapes that inspired the look of the fictional kingdom of Arendelle and see images and footage from the research trips to Norway, Quebec and points beyond that helped create the film’s unforgettable look and feel.
This special will also include some exciting announcements about the next chapter of Frozen and a never-before-seen preview of Frozen characters Anna, Elsa and Kristoff on an upcoming episode of ABC’s smash-hit Once Upon a Time.
The program will culminate in an exclusive sneak peek at the action-packed comedy-adventure Big Hero 6, currently in production at Walt Disney Animation Studios –under wraps until now – as the team prepares their next big-screen epic.
The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic is hosted by star Josh Gad (voice of Olaf) and features interviews with Frozen stars Kristen Bell (voice of Anna) and Idina Menzel (voice of Elsa) as well as Walt Disney Animation Studios’ chief creative officer and “Frozen” executive producer John Lasseter, Academy Award®-winning filmmakers, including directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, producer Peter Del Vecho, and songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. This one-hour special will also feature exclusive insights and commentary from art director Mike Giaimo and talented artists from the art direction, animation and effects teams. The exclusive sneak peek of Big Hero 6 is presented by the film’s directors, Don Hall and Chris Williams.
The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic is produced by Lincoln Square Productions. Jeanmarie Condon is senior executive producer and Rudy Bednar is director of The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic.
It sounds interesting and I plan on tuning in.
I am also a HUGE fan of Once Upon a Time and I’m excited to see how that story line plays out.
Will you be watching tomorrow night?
Is your family a fan of Frozen?
Feel free to share your thoughts.
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