Showing posts with label Frozen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Frozen. Show all posts

Monday, July 31, 2017

Behind the Scenes of 'Frozen' Musical - Video of the Day


Since Disney announced that they would be bringing the animated classic Frozen to Broadway, but we haven't heard much. Until now.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Olaf is Coming Back to Theaters in November - Video of the Day


Just when you finally got the song "Let it Go" out of your head, Disney has announced that a new Frozen featurette, Olaf's Frozen Adventure, will appear this Christmas season along with the Disney/Pixar movie, Coco. Here is the trailer for the new 20-something-minute long story...

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Disney And Lego Team Up To Bring ‘Frozen’ To TV And Bookshelves, Epcot Introduces New Ride

"Frozen" gets a Lego treatment.
Frozen in Lego form. (Disney)
Fans of Elsa and Anna rejoice as the Frozen phenomenon is continues. Today, Disney has announced a new partnership with the LEGO Group to present Frozen Northern Lights, a new original story featuring the characters from Arendelle, told in a series a new books and animated shorts. Meanwhile, over in Orlando, Florida, guests at Epcot are being treated to the grand opening of Frozen Ever After, a new ride located in the Norway pavilion.

Disney Frozen Northern Lights: Journey to the Lights, a new book published by Random House is a partnership between Disney and the LEGO Group and is set to be released in July. "Natural phenomenon meets cultural phenomenon in this all new story,” said Andrew Sugerman, executive vice president, Disney Publishing Worldwide. “We're excited to share this new adventure and offer fans great new ways to connect with their favorite characters thanks to a host of related books, digital games and activities."

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

'Frozen' Makes TV Debut This Month

Elsa and Anna from "Frozen"
Warm hugs! (Walt Disney Animation Studios)
Just when you finally got the song, “Let It Go,” out of your head comes news that the animated movie where it originates, Frozen, will be coming to the small screen later this month. In a bit of an overkill, late last year, Disney announced that the Academy Award-winning film would be headed our way via Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD and ABC. Today, Disney’s Freeform network (formerly ABC Family) announced in a press release news that they will have bragging rights to be the first channel to air Frozen.

Freeform has dubbed March 26 and 27 as “Frozen Weekend” and will feature the film alongside airings of Disney/Pixar’s UP, the Easter Bunny movie, HOP and Dumbo

Monday, June 8, 2015

11 Times that Disney Showed a Deeper Love

Godly examples of love found in Disney animated movies.
The Huntsman and Snow White in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Disney)
There's no surprise that Walt Disney Pictures are famous for making animated films that pull on our heartstrings. Walt Disney himself knew the balance of love and laughter with his films. However, sometimes the film has been crafted so well that it is easy to miss some of the simple messages of love that they present and help give the film its emotional weight. These next 11 examples show the love of friendship, parenting, sacrifice and even our own relationship with Jesus.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
One act of heroism that is often overlooked from Walt Disney's first full-length animated film deals with the Huntsman. After the evil queen's magic mirror informs her that Snow White is still the “fairest of them all,” she commands that the Huntsman kill Snow White and bring back her heart back in a jeweled box to prove that the deed was done. As instructed, the Huntsman leads the young woman into the woods on the guise of a social visit. Just when he is about to do the deed, he is overcome with guilt. With tears in his eyes, he not only admits that he cannot kill her, but begs for her forgiveness and then tells her to run away as far as she can and never return. Then, on his journey back, the Huntsman kills a rabbit and places its heart in the box as a substitute for the girl's. It's a good enough job to fool the queen at first, but we don't really know what happens to the Huntsman when the mirror reveals later that Snow White is still alive. It is very possible that the Huntsman risked his own life so that Snow White could live.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Are You Tired of 'Frozen'? Get Ready for More

Frozen 2 is in the works.
Anna looks worn out from all of the attention. (Flickr)
While little girls everywhere will be cheering, the rest of us may not be so happy with today's news from Disney. During the Disney shareholder meeting, Bob Iger announced that Frozen 2 has been greenlit and both co-directors of the first film, Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, will be involved reports Deadline. This news comes just before the release of the new Frozen Fever short film that is being packaged with the new Cinderella movie this weekend.

Frozen is indeed an incredible movie and more popular than ever, but when is enough...enough? Since its release in 2013, the film has made over $1.2 billion dollars worldwide, won the 2014 Best Animation Picture Oscar, Disney stores are stocked to the rafters with merchandise, a new Broadway show has planned to debut in 2017, Kellogg's now offers a Frozen cereal and various Disney theme parks have been hijacked by Elsa and Anna. (Disney's California Adventure haphazardly re-themed part of "Hollywood Land" to "Frozen Fun" as an example.)

So what do you think? Are you burned out on Frozen?

Friday, November 7, 2014

‘Big Hero 6’ will be Huge

Neatnik Wasabi, Go Go Tomago, Honey Lemon, Fred, Hiro and Baymax make up "Big Hero 6."
Neatnik Wasabi, Go Go Tomago, Honey Lemon, Fred, Hiro and Baymax make up "Big Hero 6." (Walt Disney Animation)

The comic book that inspired the movie.
The comic book that inspired the movie.
(Marvel Comics)
All those naysayers, (myself included), who thought that Disney was making a big mistake purchasing Marvel, thinking that the two entities would not be able to mix well should be able to relax now. Yes, the traditional Marvel movies bases on Ironman and others have done just fine, but Big Hero 6 is the first creation to be Disney-fied. In fact, the movie is so far removed from its original source, Disney barely even mentions the Marvel tie-in (although, like all Marvel movies, Stan Lee has a cameo in this one too). In theory, it shouldn’t have worked. But it does big time. In fact, expect Big Hero 6 merchandise to be sold out before Christmas.

One of the weirdest marketing promotions for the film is the phrase, “From the team behind Frozen.” Big Hero 6 isn’t remotely like Frozen. It isn’t a musical, isn’t centered on princesses and really is intended for a different audience. However, expect it to be just as big. Boys, girls and their parents will love this movie. The film will surprise viewers in other ways too. It takes more serious themes from comic books (death and revenge) and makes it kid-friendly. Really. It is both “cute and cuddly” and “big adventure.” Disney could really for far with this one. It could be the company’s version of Scooby-Doo.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Story Behind the Story of 'Frozen'

TV special about the making of "Frozen" airs on ABC on September 2nd at 8:00 p.m.

Tonight, Tuesday September 2, ABC will broadcast the special, “The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney a Disney Animated Classic” hosted by Olaf, the Snowman. Well, almost. It’s actually hosted by Josh Gad who is the voice of Olaf.

The ABC special will present behind-the-scenes on the making of the movie, interviews with Kristen Bell (Anna), Idina Menzel (Elsa), Jonathan Groff (Kristoff),  Josh Gad (Olaf) as well as John Lasseter and the Frozen filmmaking team, footage of the crew’s research trips to Norway and Quebec and a look inside Walt Disney Animation Studios on just how the film was made.

The award-winning Frozen has become a phenomenom and has become the biggest animated feature of all time. This special will focus on many aspects of the feature including the difficulties the picture went through before any animation had been done. As with other fairytales, Hans Christian Andersen’s original “The Snow Queen” story was a bit darker than Disney would have liked and for that, changes needed to be made.

This should all make for a great special, but this being Disney, the company is also using the special as a way to promote the next season of ABC’s Once Upon a Time TV show which features a Frozen storyline this year and a preview of the company’s next “action-packed comedy adventure” Big Hero 6. The special begins at 8:00 p.m. on ABC.

For a preview of the special, click here.
Related: The Gospel According to "Frozen"

Friday, February 21, 2014

Video of the Day: The Piano Guys

This is an awesome classic rendition of "Let it Go" from Disney's animated film, "Frozen." It is performed by the Piano Guys, which is odd since only one of them is actually playing the piano.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Sing-Along Version of ‘Frozen’ in Theaters Now

Disney’s animated movie, Frozen is quite the phenomenon. Created with a budget of $150,000,000, the film has already made over $350,053,022 in the U.S. alone. Released during Thanksgiving, the movie is still in 4th place of most popular films (as of last week anyway), the soundtrack of the movie is still #1, toys are flying off the shelves,  it won the Golden Globe for best new animated picture and it is sure to win the Oscar as well. 

The fact that a Disney cartoon is doing well is not news, but the fact that it is doing SO well is. The music of Frozen has a lot to do with it - people seem to really resonate with it. It’s not surprising that Disney is considering creating a stage version of the musical.

If you are one of those who can’t get enough of “Let it Go,” you’ll be glad to know that starting today, Disney will be releasing special sing-along versions of the film in theaters across the country. The lyrics of all the songs will pop up on the screen followed by a bouncing snowflake. 

Related: The Gospel According to Disney's 'Frozen'
Related: A 'Frozen Treat'

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Gospel According to Disney’s 'Frozen'

Disney's "Frozen"MUSINGS
In Disney’s most recent animation production of Frozen, much can be gleamed from this simple yet profound story. Similar to Disney’s previous hit, Tangled, Frozen shares a more complex story line than traditional animated fare. The story centers on two sisters, princesses really, Elsa the older and Anna the younger. Elsa has a unique skill in that she can create her own winter wonderland in her bedroom.

You Don’t Have to Be Perfect
“We all stumble in many ways…” James 3:2

Elsa uses this power to entertain her younger sister Anna. Together they build snowmen, have snowball fights and what not. However, when Elsa accidentally strikes and hurts Anna with a frozen bolt, the king steps in and demands that Elsa stops using her powers. She feels that no one would understand her if they knew the “real” Elsa. The people of Arendelle see a poised, pretty girl who has it all together on the outside, but on the inside, she’s a wreck.

People regularly attend church with smiles on their faces and tell everyone that they are doing “fine” when in reality; their lives may be falling apart. Just like how Elsa wears gloves in hopes of hiding her powers, some people in church try to cover up their negative feelings.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Video of the Day: Let it Go

The soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" is a top-seller. Here is one reason why.
Here is Demi Lovato singing "Let it Go."

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Video of the Day: Frozen

Here's a scene from Disney's latest animation project, Frozen. Meet Olaf. 
He's a snowman and he likes warm hugs!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A 'Frozen' Treat



Stating “From the makers of Wreck-It Ralph” is probably not the best way to introduce the world to Walt Disney Animation Studio’s new flick, Frozen. Not that Ralph was bad, but it wasn’t great. Frozen on the other hand is incredible! Remember how much hoopla the studio received when they made Beauty and the Beast? It was even nominated for an Oscar. It’s not too hard to fathom more such talk for this movie which is destined to become a classic.

Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen, Frozen is a Broadway musical in animated form. Like other modern Disney greats, just as much time and care went into creating the music and score as did the story and animation. The movie features eight original songs from Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Kristin is known for the work with Winnie the Pooh and Robert with Broadway’s The Book of Mormon and Avenue Q, which is an odd mix up, but together, the music turns out perfectly.

Guess Who's Coming Over for Thanksgiving?

Kermit the Frog and Lady Gaga together again. Only this time
she's not wearing him. (Photo: ABC)
I’m not sure if ABC is trying to make Lady Gaga more “family friendly” or the Muppets more risqué or maybe a little bit of both. Certainly, the Muppets stand for family values, but this Thanksgiving special airs at 9:30 p.m. when most of the little tykes will have already gone to bed. Lady Gaga is not known for being subtle, but perhaps she will tone it down a bit for the special. However, one of the guests is drag queen RuPaul, so we'll just have to wait and see.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Sneak Peek

Photos: Walt Disney Animation Studios


Today, the Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind Tangled and Wreck-It Ralph, has just released the new trailer for Frozen, a Disney-fied comic adventure based on the Hans Christian Andersen tale of The Snow Queen.

Kristoff and Sven

This November, in time for a holiday release, Frozen is a Danish tale about two sisters, Anna (Kristen Bell) and Elsa (Idina Menzel) with a difference of opinion. Temperamental Elsa has used her powers to freeze the kingdom of Arendelle in an eternal winter, so it is up to Anna to rein her in. She is teamed up with mountain man Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), his loyal reindeer Sven and Olaf (Josh Gad) a short snowman that keeps falling apart. Along the way, they encounter Everest-like conditions, trolls and more.