A scene from FROZEN, a film by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee. Image © 2013 and courtesy Walt Disney Animation Studios. All rights reserved.

Frozen (2013)

Opened: 11/27/2013 Wide

BIG Cinemas11/27/2013 - 04/17/2014142 days
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Genre: Animated Comedy/Fantasy

Rated: PG for some action and mild rude humor.


Walt Disney Animation Studios ("Tangled," "Wreck-It Ralph") presents "Frozen," a stunning big-screen comedy-adventure inspired by Hans Christian Andersen'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 elements in a race to save the kingdom.

"Although 'Frozen' is inspired by Andersen'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 meaning 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 "C.O.G," "Taking Woodstock," Fox's "Glee," Broadway's "Spring Awakening") as mountain man Kristoff, and Josh Gad ("The Internship," "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 Ciaran Hinds ("Game of Thrones") as Grandpabbie.

"We've always felt that we're making a really special--almost magical--film," says executive producer John Lasseter. "We are incredibly proud of this film. 'Frozen' honors our heritage at Walt Disney 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 landscapes--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 animation. They did extensive research and created 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 architecture, culture and traditions, immersing audiences 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 Vecho continues. "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 different, 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 "Paperman"), "Frozen" hits theaters in 3D on Nov. 27, 2013.