Walt Disney World has released some new details regarding the ‘Frozen Ever After’ attraction and permanent meet and greet location for Anna and Elsa as well as some additional information from the film’s songwriters, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. The Lopezes speak about the attraction in the video embedded below which also includes appearances by their daughters, Annie and Katie (both of whom had parts in the original film).
Breaking its complete silence on the Frozen Northern Lights subject, Random House has officially released a synopsis for its upcoming Frozen Northern Lights: The Deluxe Novelization (ISBN: 0736436596, 978-0736436595) with just four months to go to its release. As previously reported, after news of the title began to gain awareness, Random House changed the title simply to ‘to be announced’ (TBA), a title it still currently retains. That said, we do now know the following:
Several months ago, we received an anonymous tip which went something to the effect of ‘Frozen Northern Lights, have fun with it!’ While it was greatly appreciated, we weren’t sure exactly which direction to run with it. It’s fairly common knowledge that given all the known (and presumably unknown) projects tied to Frozen, that we couldn’t begin to know where to apply such a simple title.
Fast forward to yesterday evening, during which we were contacted on Tumblr by Bulda — a Frozen fan blog, of course — who was wondering if we had any knowledge of a couple of Frozen titles that had popped up and buried on Amazon. Although we had to admit we didn’t, the titles did catch our eye, and for very good reason.
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“Frozen – Live at the Hyperion,” a new musical based on Disney’s animated blockbuster film, will open at the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure Park on May 27, 2016. Audiences will be immersed in the emotional journey of Anna and Elsa with all of the excitement of live theater, in an entertaining musical adaptation that includes elaborate costumes and sets, stunning special effects, show-stopping production numbers and unique theatrical surprises.
“Frozen – Live at the Hyperion” is based on the Walt Disney Animation Studios’ film Frozen, which is the No. 1 animated feature of all time and among the most critically acclaimed animated films. It is the winner of two Academy Awards (2014), for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song.
An unbeatable lineup of blockbuster attractions will debut at Walt Disney World Resort this year starting with the April 4 launch of a new live stage show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. On Earth Day, April 22, a sweeping immersive, animal-themed theatrical production, ‘Rivers of Light,’ will premiere as the first-ever nightly show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Several popular toy manufacturers were showing some of the Frozen themed merchandise they’ll be offering at retailers later this year at the recent New York International Toy Fair. Below we explore just some of the Frozen items we got to check out firsthand from companies such as Hasbro, JAKKS Pacific and Wonder Forge.
Frozen, a new musical based on Disney’s Academy Award®-winning musical film and slated to join Disney hits Aladdin and The Lion King on Broadway in spring 2018, will play its out-of-town tryout at the Buell Theatre in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in August 2017. For information on the Denver engagement visit DenverCenter.org.
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As previously announced, Frozen features music and lyrics by creators of the film score Kristen Anderson-Lopez (In Transit, Up Here) and Robert Lopez (Avenue Q, The Book of Mormon, Up Here) and a book by Jennifer Lee (Wreck-It Ralph), the film’s screenwriter and director (with Chris Buck). Frozen won 2014 Oscars® for Best Song (“Let It Go”) and Best Animated Feature.
FULL DISCLOSURE: Although Disney Cruise Line has stopped short of outright saying so, recent casting calls have announced a new show coming to the Disney Wonder (presumably to replace ‘Toy Story’ whose closure has already been announced). The ‘new’ roles, described below, are scheduled to begin in late summer of 2016.
The following has been officially announced: the new show will be directed by noted Broadway director Sheryl Kaller (‘Mothers and Sons’ and ‘Next Fall’) and choreographed by Joshua Prince (Carole King’s ‘Beautiful’ and ‘Shrek’).
The Frozen roles and descriptions are as follows (in the event you are the one single person who hasn’t yet seen the film):