ABC has announced it will air an hour-long special titled ‘The Story of Frozen: Making an Animated Classic’ which will premiere on the ABC television network on September 2, 2014 at 8:00 pm ET/PT. The special promises to share the behind-the-scenes secrets in producing Frozen, the biggest animated film of all time. Viewers will get a rare look inside Walt Disney Animation Studios and unprecedented access to the creative team that brought Frozen to life. Throughout the one-hour special, the audience will hear from Frozen stars Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, the directors, songwriters, producer and artists and chief creative officer John Lasseter — the team who dreamed of making a cherished Hans Christian Andersen story into a big screen animated musical. Viewers will take a journey to the beautiful Norwegian villages and landscapes that inspired the look of Arendelle — the fictional kingdom — and see images and footage from the research trips to Norway, Quebec and points beyond that helped create the film’s unforgettable look and feel.
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has confirmed our earlier report that the ‘Sing-Along’ edition of the smash animated hit Frozen will be released on DVD and digital on November 18, 2014. As we previously announced, Disney Store has begun taking pre-orders. Amazon has also begun listing the title.
The DVD will contain both the standard theatrical cut as well as the special edition sing-along cut that played in theaters earlier this year. Also included will be the Mickey Mouse Get A Horse! short as well as the ‘Breaking the Ice – The Real Making of Frozen’ six minute featurette that was initially promised on the original Blu-ray release but was never delivered.
Ahead of any official announcement, Disney Store has begun taking pre-orders for a DVD format of the Frozen: Sing-Along edition that enjoyed a theatrical run earlier this year. According to Disney Store, the DVD will be available to own on November 18, 2014.
According to the DVD’s description on the item page, it will include the full theatrical sing-along cut as well as a digital copy of the film. Also promised is an unspecified, ‘never-before-seen’ bonus.
Based on prior experiences with Disney Store, the lack of a Blu-ray version on the site does not preclude one from being available through other retailers as Disney Store has been slow to adopt the Blu-ray format.
Amazon has begun taking pre-orders for the third title in the Disney Legacy Collection, Sleeping Beauty, which will be released on October 7, 2014, in honor of the 55th anniversary of the 1959 animated classic.
The two disc set features the original songs and score from the film as well as album versions of tracks, demos and ‘lost chords’ — songs that were written for the film but were ultimately cut in various stages of production before the film made it to the big screen.
The complete track list is as follows:
As part of the Frozen weekend on Disney Channel, Walt Disney Records and Vevo have released the full music video for ‘Do You Want To Build A Snowman?’ featuring twenty-six stars of Disney’s hit programming, which you can find embedded below.
Actors participating in the monumental event include: JAKE SHORT, BRADLEY STEVEN PERRY, KEVIN CHAMBERLIN, SABRINA CARPENTER, PEYTON LIST, GRACE PHIPPS, JOEY BRAGG, KARAN BRAR, SKAI JACKSON, ROWAN BLANCHARD, SARAH GILMAN, TYREL JACKSON WILLIAMS, KELLI BERGLUND, BLAKE MICHAEL, LEIGH-ALLYN BAKER, DYLAN RILEY SNYDER, PIPER CURDA, AUSTIN NORTH, OLIVIA HOLT, JORDAN FISHER, PEYTON CLARK, LEO HOWARD, MADDY WHITBY, MORGAN TOMPKINS and CANDICE HUCKEBA.
Twenty-six stars of Disney’s hit programming for kids and tweens perform a new interpretation of the song ‘Do You Want to Build a Snowman?’ from Disney’s Academy Award-winning animated film Frozen. The new pop arrangement of the song will debut Friday, July 18 on Radio Disney; its music video will premiere on the popular WATCH Disney Channel app for verified users on Friday, July 18 and Sunday, July 20 on Disney Channel.
Marvel and Hollywood Records have announced three editions of the official original motion picture soundtrack to Guardians of the Galaxy (August 1, 2014) available on July 29, 2014: ‘The Guardians of the Galaxy Deluxe’ soundtrack features classic 1970s songs from the film plus the score by composer Tyler Bates ; ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1′ is the collection of 12 songs including Blue Swede’s ‘Hooked on a Feeling,’ ‘I’m Not in Love’ by 10cc, Redbone’s ‘Come and Get Your Love,’ and The Runaways’ ‘Cherry Bomb;’ and Guardians of the Galaxy digital score soundtrack. The soundtrack is currently available for pre-order from Amazon.
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins, the Disney Music Emporium will release the Legacy Collection edition on August 26, 2014. Pre-orders are now being accepted at Amazon.
The beautiful book-bound three-disc collectible set features the enchanting music from the film, ‘lost chords’and excerpts from the P.L. Travers Story Meetings with Don DiGradi and The Sherman Brothers, plus, newly illustrated artwork by Lorelay Bove.
The complete track list is as follows:
Confirming an earlier report Stitch Kingdom made on Twitter, Hollywood Records today confirmed plans to re-release the rare live recordings of ‘Queen: Live at the Rainbow ’74’ on September 9, 2014 in multiple formats including special edition, limited releases.
Walt Disney Records’ newly created line of collectible CDs, Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection, will celebrate the anniversaries of Disney’s most cherished and classic properties that have been enchanting audiences for generations. Through 2015, Walt Disney Records will celebrate 12 anniversaries including Pinocchio (75th), Fantasia (75th), Cinderella (65th), Lady and the Tramp (60th), Sleeping Beauty (55th), Mary Poppins (50th), The Lion King (20th) and Toy Story (20th), among others.