Disney Gives New Life to the Snow Queen as Frozen
Slash Film is reporting that Walt Disney Animation has added a new movie to their Holiday slate. Frozen, formerly titled The Snow Queen, was announced today through the Hollywood trades. There was some confusion with the announcement since some trades thought it was the title of a new film about dinosaurs that Pixar is developing since Frozen has been given the date that was originally given to the Pixar film.
The movie will be an adaptation of the orginial Hans Christian Anderson story. The original story is about two children, Gerda and Kay, who are neighbors and friends. One day Kay is hurt by the fragments of a mirror and his put under the spell of the Snow Queen and taken to her palace. It is up to Gerda to save him.
It is being reported that the film will not be done in traditional hand-drawn animation and will be in 3D. The project had been put on hold several times, most recently in 2010. I think the story will work great as a Disney animated film and I am looking forward to hearing more about the project.
Frozen is set to be released in theaters November 27th, 2013.
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