A few days ago, we reported that Walt Disney World had issued a casting notice for Anna and Elsa from Walt Disney Animation Studio’s upcoming film, Frozen. Those roles, which called for one 5’3” – 5’7”, caucasian, slender, youthful yet regal and confident (Elsa) and one 5’3” – 5’7”, caucasian, slender, a youthful and outgoing free-spirit (Anna) brought joy to many, but ultimately raised more questions than it answered. What about Disneyland, some wondered, while others pondered what about the primary male lead in the film, Kristoff?
As it turns out, today we just may have some answers. Then again, we just may not. That’s because the Disneyland Resort has now issued its own casting call, only this time it’s for a male character and whoever it is, Disneyland isn’t saying.
This is not unprecedented for Disney Parks, particularly Disneyland, which has increasingly been guarded in direct response to our reports on roles currently being cast. Of recent note, Disneyland initially issued a fairly vague description for what would turn out to be their version of Epcot’s Voices of Liberty. Rather than outwardly identifying the a capella group being cast, the Disney Audition website hid that information until their debut was officially announced. Which leads us to this most curious of notices:
Disney Parks Talent Casting is seeking Male Character Look-Alikes to perform in an immersive meet-and-greet experience. Look-alike performers entertain thousands of guests each day at the Disneyland® Resort. Candidates may be asked to attend a callback.
Seeking the following roles:
Male Look-Alike Role: 6’0” – 6’2” male to play 20 – 30 years old. Look is handsome, athletic, muscular build with broad shoulders. Be able to portray a hero type with a commanding presence. Acting experience is a plus.
NOTE: Height ranges strictly adhered to. Candidates will be measured.
10501 Burbank Blvd.,
N Hollywood, CA
Sign-in 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Late applicants will not be accepted.
This most definitely sounds like it could be Kristoff from Disney’s Frozen, but then again, it could just as easily be a Marvel Avenger. While Disney Parks doesn’t have the rights to bring Marvel characters to Walt Disney World, it’s free to do so to other parks and in fact is preparing to do so for the Disney Magic later this year, previewing her offerings later this week at Disney D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA where a meet and greet with Captain America is promised.