Story of Frozen TV Special to Air Sept. 2

The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic, an original TV special that ventures behind-the-scenes of the Oscar-winning, top grossing animated movie of all time ($1.2 billion), will air Sept. 2 on ABC (8:00 -9:00 p.m., ET). The project is a collaboration between Lincoln Square Prods. and Walt Disney Animation Studios. The program will culminate with a sneak peek of Disney’s upcoming Big Hero 6 (Nov. 7) by directors Don Hall and Chris Williams.

Throughout the one-hour special, viewers will hear from Frozen stars Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, producer Peter Del Vecho, various artists, and chief creative officer John Lasseter, and take a journey to the beautiful Norwegian villages and landscapes that inspired the look of Arendelle,  the fictional kingdom, from the Hans Christian Andersen-inspired animated musical.

There will be images and footage from the research trips to Norway, Quebec, and points beyond that helped create the film’s sumptuous look and feel. This special will also include some exciting announcements about the next chapter of Frozen (there’s a Broadway musical in the works) and a never-before-seen preview of Frozen characters Anna, Elsa and Kristoff on an upcoming episode of ABC’s  Once Upon a Time.

This one-hour special will also feature exclusive insights and commentary from art director Mike Giaimo as well as members from the art direction, animation and VFX teams. The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic  is produced by Lincoln SquareProds. Jeanmarie Condon is Senior Executive Producer and Rudy Bednar is the director.


Posted on by Bill Desowitz in 3-D, Animation, Below the Line, Blu-ray, Home Entertainment, Movies, Oscar, previs, Production Design, Tech, TV, VFX, Virtual Production

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