USA Today was the lucky recipient of five new images from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ upcoming feature, Frozen. The USA Today article also shares previously unreleased information about the film along with quotes from co-directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee and members of the voice cast. Watch the new teaser trailer for the film is after the jump…
The story, loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen, focuses on Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell) “who heads out on a treacherous quest to find her older, more powerful sister, Elsa, the Queen of Arrendelle (voices by Idina Menzel). Elsa has fled after accidentally setting off a curse, leaving her kingdom in perpetual winter.”
Co-director Jennifer Lee stated that Anna “doesn’t have any superpowers…but is one of these ordinary people doing an extraordinary thing.”
Kristen Bell said about her role:
“Anna is the sibling who doesn’t normally get that much attention and is used to kind of just spazzing out on her own, But she’s forced into a position where her sister needs her, and she has to step up to the plate.”
Also along for the ride are rugged mountain man Kristoff (voiced by Jonathan Groff), his reindeer named Sven and a talking snowman named Olaf (voiced by Josh Gad). In the romance department, it appears that Elsa has a guy after her named Prince Hans (voiced by Santino Fontana). The voice cast also includes Alan Tudyk who joins the film as the voice of the Duke of Weselton (not pictured).
A new one-sheet teaser poster has been released this week as well.
The animation team went to Norway to study the art and architecture (and weather). They have been hard at work at recreating the scenery for the film.
“The light is amazing, the way it refracts and dances off the snow and ice,” co-director Chris Buck says. “We’re still working on the film, but what we have seen is stunning.”
Frozen also features original songs from Robert Lopez (Avenue Q, The Book of Mormon) and lyrics from his wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez.
It sounds like we’re in for a frozen treat–Frozen is coming to U.S. theaters November 27, 2013.