If your kids are having Frozen withdrawals, never fear: Frozen Fever, a new animated short, will be playing in front of Disney’s Cinderella, opening March 13th. Hey, that’s Jai’s birthday! We’ll have to check this out together. Get your first peek with these first look images and featurette above!
Yesterday Disney’s Frozen on Blu-ray Combo Pack was released and I saw that A lot of people must have pre-ordered it or went right out to the stores to get it. ALL Over Facebook everyone had a picture of their DVD, or at least that’s what Facebook chose to show me.
Well, this might make you laugh, but we found someone that knew nothing about the movie. He had a baby last year so his life has been quite busy and it’s understandable that he missed it. Zoe told her piano teacher that she wanted to play music from the movie Frozen. He said, ok, I’ll find the book for you and we’ll work on it. He bought the book and we missed last week’s lesson so it sat in his office all week and EVERY SINGLE student he had wanted to play “Let It Go”. I’m not surprised but he was. Then Zoe explained the whole movie to him. As soon as we got home I had to sit down at the piano and try to play it too. I can’t say this out loud to Zoe but IT”S HARD! She’ll get it before me.
Winner of the 2013 Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song (“Let It Go”), this wondrous tale of a young girl trying to save a kingdom trapped in eternal winter arrives just in time for spring and features even more adventure, more extras, and more Olaf!
In “Frozen,” 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.
“Frozen” features the heartwarming voice talents 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; Josh Gad (“The Internship,” “Love & Other Drugs,” Broadway’s “The Book of Mormon”) as the lovable snowman Olaf; Santino Fontana (Broadway’s “Cinderella,” “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” “Billy Elliot”) as Hans; Alan Tudyk (King Candy in “Wreck-It Ralph,” “42”) as the Duke of Weselton; Ciarán Hinds (“Game of Thrones”) as Pabbie & Chris Williams (“Bolt”) as Oaken
Bonus Materials Overview for These Products:
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2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (BD + DVD + Digital Copy)
· The Making Of Frozen
· D’frosted: Disney’s Journey From Hans Christian Andersen to Frozen
· 4 Deleted Scenes with introduction by Directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee
· Original Theatrical Short – “Get A Horse!”
· “Let It Go” Music Videos by Demi Lovato, Martina Stoessel & Marsha Milan Londoh
· Frozen Teaser Trailer
Frozen is an epic tale of adventure and comedy from Walt Disney Animation Studios. In the film, fearless optimist Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey to find her sister Elsa (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, Anna teams up with a rugged mountain man named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) to battle the elements in a frantic race to save the kingdom.
With Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Blu-ray and DVD of Frozen about to be released, we had the chance to chat with Danilo – hair designer and consultant for Elsa’s hair– to discuss what went into the creation of her beautiful snowy hair (made of 400,000 computer-generated threads).
How did you become involved in being a hair consultant for Elsa’s hair in Disney’s Frozen?
I was contacted by the Frozen filmmakers to see if I’d be interested in the project. They wanted to collaborate with a hairdresser to explore creating the hair as it truly is and how it responds.
What was your preparation process like?
Preparing for Frozen is like preparing for any movie, in the sense that you first need to study the character and analyze her truths; her daily habits, her lifestyle and what nuances pervade her overall look and style. For instance, Elsa is a princess born with a special power and her character changes as the story progresses – when she is in an overwhelmed state of mind and her powers are concealed she has one look, and then she transfigures into a whole new look once she lets her powers be known.
What was your first day like?
Upon arrival at Disney, I was sequestered in an incredible studio set up especially for Frozen and its characters. The room had blown-up images of my work on the wall, including ones of a particular client of mine who also happens to have beautiful platinum hair. It really is no surprise that they had gone to that level of detail. After all, it is Disney! My assistants and I set up our tripod, mannequin heads and our platinum wigs all in a row, and began the construction of 3 to 4 styles inspired by Elsa’s character at different stages in the movie.
Disney prepared everything for us, turned on the music and left us while cameras documented the work we were doing. They then returned after two or three hours with the director, producer, and all those involved artistically at this development stage.
Which filmmakers did you work with throughout the process?
I was delighted that the individuals who were artistically involved at this stage included the two animators responsible for the hair in Tangled.
After constructing and developing hairstyles for viewing purposes, I was introduced to a live model so I could showcase the hair designs to the Disney entourage.
It was at this point that the directors, producer, animators, and costume-designers arrived. The designers who transform onscreen animated figures into costumed characters for the Disney parks were there as well.
How does a live model help the creation process?
Using a live model is extremely helpful for demonstrating the character’s transitions through her hairstyles. With the model I was able to show real hair blowing in the wind and to show how to fold it into a chignon (twisted bun) — all of which are stages and features of Elsa’s particular hairstyle. This was all documented by handheld cameras, with me explaining Elsa’s hair and hairstyles, and describing her evolution in the story.
How would you describe Elsa’s hairstyle?
Elsa’s hairstyle consisted of a tousled pompadour (hair swept upwards from the face and worn high over the forehead) flowing back into a thick mane of asymmetrically braided hair. I likened the pompadour to the silhouette of a crown.
She transforms from Princess to Queen with her side braided chignon, and the bouffant height of her pompadour is an outward example of her confident and powerfully regal status, ready to lead as queen, hopefully happily ever after.
What is it like being a part of the Disney family now?
It was a highlight of my career to be asked by Disney to work on a project with such talented and creative people. Having the chance to collaborate with this level of professionals is an incredible privilege.
To complete my work, and then return for the premiere of the movie and see the magic that the team achieved with Elsa’s character was breathtaking, humbling, and gratifying.
Have you given any celebrities a Frozen- inspired look since working on the film?
I most certainly have tried versions of this on clients, especially for red carpet appearances, or just a special night out.
What are some tips on how fans can get Elsa’s look for their own hair in real life?
There’s a multitude of ways to create Elsa’s hair for your own pleasure. If you are fortunate enough to have that amount of hair to create the style, great; otherwise an added ponytail could achieve a very similar effect. Also, it is always a good idea to bring a picture of Elsa with you to your hairdresser and ask them to reproduce it for you.
And if achieving a more exact version of Elsa’s hairstyle (the voluminous pompadour and side ponytail which can be braided and left down or pinned up into a chignon) is really important to someone, I would recommend purchasing a long platinum wig and having it cut and styled in just the right way. This would be a sure-fire way of duplicating that special look.
FROZEN Is Now Available ON BLU-RAY, BLU-RAY 3D AND DVD .
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With FROZEN still playing in theatres everywhere, hear "Let It Go" in 25 different languages in the new multi-language sequence that is now available. You have to check this out because it is so amazing!
And if that wasn’t enough they created a special sing along version for theaters. “Frozen” audiences are invited to join the act—literally—as more than 1000 theaters nationwide introduce an all-new sing-along version of Disney’s Oscar®-nominated, Golden Globe®-winning big-screen adventure beginning Jan. 31, 2014.
“‘Frozen’ fans have embraced the film’s original songs and its soundtrack with such passion—there are countless YouTube videos from people singing songs like ‘Let It Go’—we decided to create a version that would celebrate that enthusiasm,” said Dave Hollis, executive vice president, theatrical distribution, The Walt Disney Studios. “It’s a great opportunity for families to get together and have some fun with these songs.”
According to Hollis, on-screen lyrics and a magical bouncing snowflake will accompany select showings; moviegoers can check local listings for showtimes and theaters. The duration of the sing-along run will vary by theater.
Disney’s “Frozen” received two Oscar® nominations, including best animated feature and best original song (“Let It Go”). Named best animated film by more than a dozen critics associations, the film won a Golden Globe® for best animated feature, two Critics Choice Movie Awards, including best animated feature and best song (“Let It Go”), and a Producers Guild of America Award for outstanding animated feature.
Walt Disney Studios has unveiled the first images from the Frozen-inspired suite at Quebec City’s famed Hôtel de Glace, in celebration of Disney’s “FROZEN” Blu-ray & Digital HD release. I want to go there. I’m not sure I could actually sleep in an ice castle, but I want to see it with my own two eyes. I mean look at it, doesn’t it look amazing. It’s like Elsa herself made this room. The bed is amazing.
Created entirely out of sculpted ice and snow and supervised by the film’s art director Michael Giaimo, the “Frozen Suite” is modeled after Anna & Elsa’s bedrooms. The collaboration will also include a “Frozen Activity Cave” bringing the wonder of Disney’s wintry tale to life like never before. The suite will be unveiled this weekend and remain open through March 23. Looks like rooms start at 199 a night.
About Hôtel de Glace:
Located only 10 minutes from downtown Québec City, the Hôtel de Glace is a must-see attraction to discover each winter. The authentic Hôtel de Glace in America, has seduced over a million people around the world since its opening in 2001. With its huge snow vaults and its crystalline ice sculptures, the Hôtel de Glace impresses by its dazzling decor. From January 3rd until March 23rd, 2014, enter this magical universe and live an incredible experience by visiting this ephemeral work of art.
For more information about Quebec City’s Hôtel de Glace, please visit www.hoteldeglace-canada.com.
Bring home Disney’s “FROZEN” on Digital HD & 3D February 25th and Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD & On-Demand March 18th featuring a blizzard of never-before-seen bonus extras with gorgeous animation, memorable characters and unforgettable music. It’s dazzling fun for the whole family!
My daughter’s birthday was January 3rd and we just had her slumber party this past weekend. She wanted a tea party, she wanted a crystal castle cake, and a Frozen or Brave theme. So we sort of had a mix of both because our local Party City was out of Frozen themed plates and cups, however, we still pulled off a mostly Frozen themed tea party. Look at what we did ourselves that added to the Frozen themed party.
I did find some Frozen party favors at party city and I put those in the gift bags. The girls wanted to open the gift bags right away. I had to hold them off.
To add to the theme I purchased 99 cent bowls in pink and purple and then purchased some blue, purple and pink diamond shaped plastic crystal pieces. Then filled the bowls with the crystals.
The rings were really cute and the Frozen party favors also included kaleidoscopes, stickers and tatoos.
Zoe just wanted to keep all the diamonds, I think if I had wrapped them up and given them to her as a gift she would have just loved.it.
Ahh, here is another thing leftover from Christmas. We have icicles in pink and in purple and those laying around on the table made a great decoration. I think when we did crafts some of the girls even used them to make necklaces.
The pink icicles I put in a mason jar and used as a decoration. It’s so easy and so decorative.
The tea cups look great along with all the Frozen colors. And girls always love cute little bracelets.
And here are the purple jewels. All the decorations I purchased at Party City. The icicles came from the after Christmas sale.
Frozen is available on Digital HD February 25th and Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD & On-Demand March 18th
It is so rare that Disney shares information like this. Disney sent me the hidden mickey’s or hidden gems inside Disney’s Frozen. You have to go back to the theater now and look for these hidden Mickey’s:
Caption: WELCOME TO ARENDELLE – Elsa’s coronation draws guests from far-away lands—and movies. From “Tangled,” Eugene Fitzherbert aka Flynn Rider and Rapunzel even made the guest list.
Caption: SWEET REPEAT – Anna’s affinity for chocolate summons sweet treats all the way from the land of Sugar Rush in “Wreck-It Ralph.”
Caption: IT’S A MOUSE! – Disney’s famous icon makes the quickest of cameos in “Frozen.” A small Mickey Mouse plush sits on one of the lower shelves in Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post and Sauna.
Caption: REPURPOSED PAINTING – Artist Lisa Keene’s painting—completed during the development phase of “Tangled” and based on “The Swing” by Jean-Honoré Fragonard—made such an impression on “Frozen” filmmakers, it became part of Anna’s signature song, “For the First Time in Forever,” when she leaps into the air and mimics the painting’s pose.
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Follow FROZEN on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DisneyAnimation
Visit the official website: http://www.disney.com/frozen
FROZEN is now playing in theatres everywhere!
The adoralbe Santino Fontana plays the prince Hans in Disney’s animated movie Frozen. We meet him when Anna has been released from the castle for the first time in years. She’s so excited to be out and about that as she’s running around she practiclly falls into his arms. THen they get to talking and find out that they have so much in common it’s ridiculous. So they get engaged and then they go tell Elsa, Anna’s older sister and uh, let’s just say she Freaks out in an icy way.
While I was in LA, I had the opportunity to interview Santino Fontana. Due to Santino’s busy schedule as prince Charming in Broadway’s Cinderella, he did not conduct too many interviews for FROZEN so this was a great opportunity for us.
Interview with Santino Fontana (voice of “Hans” in FROZEN)
How did you start your Broadway career?
I forced my family to do a Thanksgiving play in our garage, and I was the turkey in pre-school. I did kind of always do it. I always liked bringing people together and telling a story that kind of united them.
What’s it like playing an animated character?
The great thing about animation is you’re not limited by anything physical or even logical. You can totally be in a place of nothing but imagination. And what’s so great about what Jenn and Chris did is they’re the ones who are responsible for the editing, which has all the logic. So my job is just to generate creative ideas, and it’s their job to make it all make sense.
How many hours did you spend on your character?
That’s what’s so funny….it was five days. Five days of recording.
Your character has a twist that one would not see coming. Did you know it was coming when you first started?
I knew that would happen, but I didn’t know how.
What’s your favorite scene in the movie?
I love Josh’s (Olaf) song sequence, his dream sequence. That’s just kind of like the best of everything. It’s great writing.
Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind TANGLED and WRECK-IT RALPH, presents FROZEN, a stunning 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, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. FROZEN is now open in theatres everywhere!