Disney’s ‘Get A Horse!’ Shortlisted for Animated Short Oscar

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films — out of a qualifying total of 56 — will advance in the voting process for the 86th Academy Awards. Among the shortlisted shorts are Get A Horse! from Walt Disney Animation Studios, which will play ahead of Frozen when it debuts in theaters on November 27, 2013.

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Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Script with Lyrics Available for Free Download

'Frozen' from Walt Disney Animation StudiosBranded as the Disney Frozen ‘Final Shooting Draft’ written by Jennifer Lee and dated September 23, 2013, Walt Disney Studios has now made the script for Frozen available for download, complete with lyrics by Robert and Kristen Anderson-Lopez.

Although not publicly linked to on the Studio’s ‘For Your Consideration’ awards website (which is still under development for this year), it can be downloaded via its direct link. The script is intended to make voting members of the various bodies aware of it for as consideration for best screenplay awards.

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Disney Submits Four Animated Films for Oscar Consideration

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that a total of nineteen animated films have been submitted for consideration for the Animated Feature category in the 86th Academy Awards, which will air in the United States on ABC on Sunday, March 2, 2014.

Among the submitted films are Frozen from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Planes from Disney Toon Studios, Monsters University from Pixar Animation Studios and Studio Ghibli’s The Wind Rises. The other entries from other studios are: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, The Croods, Despicable Me 2, Epic, Ernest and Celestine, The Fake, Free Birds, Khumba, The Legend of Sarila, A Letter to Momo, O Apóstolo, Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie – Rebellion, Rio: 2096 A Story of Love and Fury, The Smurfs 2, and Turbo.

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REVIEW: ‘Frozen’ Soundtrack Disney’s Best Since ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Note: This is a review of the original motion picture soundtrack to Disney’s Frozen. Reviews for the film are under embargo until later this month.

Disney 'Frozen' Original Motion Picture SoundtrackOn November 25, Walt Disney Records will release the original motion picture soundtrack to Disney’s Frozen in both single disc and 2-disc deluxe formats (available for pre-order via Amazon and iTunes), the latter of which features demos of songs that didn’t make it into to the film for various reasons (25 were written with just eight plus a reprise making the final cut). In addition to the songs written by the [married] songwriting team of Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, the soundtrack features a score by Christophe Beck and orchestration and arrangements by Dave Metzger. With a pedigree such as this, it’s a natural expectation for the soundtrack to exceed, but frankly expectations are greatly exceeded in what can easily be seen as Disney’s best musical since Beauty and the Beast, and in some ways, even better.

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Frozen: Kristen Bell, Disney’s First Adorkable Princess, Has Choice Words for Predecessors

Kristen Bell at Disney D23 Expo, courtesy Walt Disney StudiosWhen it comes to having strong opinions — or the words used express them — there seems to be no shortage for Kristen Bell. The co-star and voice of Princess Anna in Disney’s Frozen (November 27, 2013), Bell had a lot to say about the state of the realms of Disney Princesses, both now and in decades past — and pulled no punches.

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Ore-Ida ‘Frozen’ Fun Tour to Visit 30 Cities Beginning in Philadelphia

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen kicks off a cross-country tour this week with Ore-Ida®, serving free treats to Frozen fans from Philadelphia to Los Angeles. Featuring Ore-Ida hash browns and fries, activities, crafts, themed lunch boxes and other giveaways, the tour will be covered as it happens on the Frozen Fun Tour microsite, which will share pictures of the fun to friends and family nationwide. Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, who also wrote the screenplay, and produced by Peter Del Vecho Frozen hits theaters in 3D on Nov. 27, 2013.

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WATCH: Demi Lovato ‘Let It Go’ Music Video from ‘Frozen’

Disney 'Frozen' Original Motion Picture SoundtrackJust ahead of its national debut on ‘Good Morning America’ this morning, the music video for ‘Let It Go’ from Disney’s Frozen as performed by Demi Lovato has been released on YouTube. You can find it embedded below.

On November 26, Walt Disney Records will release the original motion picture soundtrack for Disney’s Frozen (currently available for order from Amazon.com and iTunes).

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‘Frozen’ Star Idina Menzel Says Sometimes She Can’t ‘Let It Go’

Idina Menzel at D23 Expo. Photo Courtesy Walt Disney Studios‘Cathartic,’ is how Idina Menzel describes performing the anthemic ‘Let It Go’ from Disney’s upcoming animated film, Frozen. With powerful lyrics scribed by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Menzel’s soul-searching performance as Queen Elsa proverbially brings the house down at every screening. Thus it seems hard to believe that someone with a voice so strong and the raw emotion required to bring justice to these words can — at times — appear to be demure and not so self-assured.

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Disney’s Dream Award Categories for ‘Saving Mr. Banks,’ ‘Frozen,’ ‘Monsters University’

'Saving Mr. Banks' For Your Consideration AdWith Awards season upon us, Walt Disney Studios is preparing to launch its annual ‘For Your Consideration’ campaign which will promote three of its films along with two animated shorts for consideration of nominations across several categories, which have been detailed below. Being promoted are Saving Mr. Banks, Frozen and Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University along with animated shorts The Blue Umbrella and Get A Horse

No particular surprises other than Disney is pushing for Tom Hanks as Walt Disney in Saving Mr. Banks as a supporting role.

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‘Frozen’ New Concept Art, Character Visual Development (High Res)

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In addition to the six stills from Frozen we shared earlier, Walt Disney Animation Studios has also provided us with several newly released concept art pieces which include character visual development sketches. The new additions have each been added to the beginning of our image gallery below.

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