June 11, 2012 1:28pm PT by Borys Kit
Disney's 'Frozen' to Thaw in November 2013
Walt Disney has icicled in a Nov. 27, 2013, release date for Frozen, its CG-animated movie featuring the voices of Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel.
Directed by Chris Buck (Tarzan, Surf’s Up) and produced by Peter Del Vecho (Winnie the Pooh, The Princess and the Frog), the movie will feature original songs by Broadway’s Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez.
According to the studio, Frozen chronicles “a prophecy trapping a kingdom in eternal winter. Anna (Bell) must team up with Kristoff, a daring mountain man, on the grandest of journeys to find the Snow Queen (Menzel) and put an end to the icy spell. Encountering Everest-like extremes, mystical creatures and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.”
The Kristoff role has yet to be cast.
Lopez co-wrote The Book of Mormon and Avenue Q. His wife, Anderson-Lopez, is behind the play In Transit and wrote songs for for 2011’s Winnie the Pooh as well as a stage version of Finding Nemo.