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.

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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)

Arendelle Visual development. ©2013 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

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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‘Frozen’ Six New High-Res Stills

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Walt Disney Animation Studios has provided us high-resolution versions of newly released stills from its upcoming animated film, Frozen (November 27, 2013). The new additions have each been added to the beginning of our image gallery below.

Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind Tangled and Wreck-It Ralph, presents Frozen, a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey — teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven –to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (Josh Gad), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. The film also stars the vocal talents of Santino Fontana (as Hans) and Alan Tudyk (as Duke of Weselton).

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Disney ‘Frozen’ Clip: ‘The Party is Over’

'Frozen' from Walt Disney Animation StudiosVia Fandango, Walt Disney Animation Studios released its second official clip from its upcoming film, Frozen, in theaters November 27, 2013.

The clip — titled ‘The Party is Over’ — features a rare encounter between Anna and her estranged sister, Elsa, on the day of Elsa’s coronation. But when emotions get the best of Elsa, her closely guarded secret is unleashed.

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