Friday, January 17, 2014
I kind of like these stories about things from animated movies being brought to life. Here's a press release I just got about Anna and Else's bedrooms created from sculpted ice in a Quebecois hotel:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS AND QUEBEC CITY’S HÔTEL DE GLACE (ICE HOTEL) UNVEIL A SPECIAL EXPERIENTIAL “FROZEN” THEMED GUEST SUITE AND ACTIVITY CAVE
FOR THE 2014 WINTER SEASON
BURBANK, CA, January 17, 2014 – Today, Walt Disney Studios has unveiled the first images from the Frozen-inspired suite at Quebec City’s famed Hôtel de Glace, in celebration of Disney’s “FROZEN” Blu-ray & Digital HD release.
Created entirely out of sculpted ice and snow and supervised by the film’s art director Michael Giaimo, the “Frozen Suite” is modeled after Anna & Elsa’s bedrooms. The collaboration will also include a “Frozen Activity Cave” bringing the wonder of Disney’s wintry tale to life like never before. The suite will be unveiled this weekend and remain open through March 23.
About Disney’s Frozen
Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind “Tangled” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” presents “FROZEN” a chilly twist on one of the most humorous and heartwarming stories ever told. “FROZEN” is an adventure that delivers a fresh and contemporary take on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic winter myth “The Snow Queen,” features an ensemble cast of fun and entertaining characters, including a comedic snowman brought to life by magic, as they embark on an exciting journey to save the kingdom from eternal winter and bring back summer!
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 (voice of Josh Gad), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.
The film is directed by Chris Buck (“Tarzan,” “Surf’s Up”) and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter, “Wreck-It Ralph”), who also wrote the screenplay. It is produced by Peter Del Vecho (“Winnie the Pooh,” “The Princess and the Frog”). Featuring original songs from Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“In Transit,” “Winnie the Pooh”) and Tony® winner Robert Lopez (“The Book of Mormon,” “Avenue Q”), and an original score by Christophe Beck (“The Muppets,” Oscar®-winning short “Paperman”).
Bring home Disney’s “FROZEN” on Digital HD & 3D February 25th and Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD & On-Demand March 18th — featuring a blizzard of never-before-seen bonus extras with gorgeous animation, memorable characters and unforgettable music. It’s dazzling fun for the whole family!
For more information, check out Disney.com/Frozen, like us on Facebook: facebook.com/DisneyFrozen and follow us on Twitter: @DisneyAnimation.
About Hôtel de Glace:
Located only 10 minutes from downtown Québec City, the Hôtel de Glace is a must-see attraction to discover each winter. The authentic Hôtel de Glace in America, has seduced over a million people around the world since its opening in 2001. With its huge snow vaults and its crystalline ice sculptures, the Hôtel de Glace impresses by its dazzling decor. From January 3rd until March 23rd, 2014, enter this magical universe and live an incredible experience by visiting this ephemeral work of art.
For more information about Quebec City’s Hôtel de Glace, please visit www.hoteldeglace-canada.com.
About The Walt Disney Studios:
For more than 85 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; and Touchstone Pictures, the banner under which live-action films from DreamWorks Studios are distributed. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!
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Monday, January 13, 2014
Available on Digital HD & 3D February 25th and Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD & On-Demand March 18th
Film Synopsis: Walt Disney Animation Studios presents a chilly twist on one of the most humorous and heartwarming stories ever told. “Disney Animation’s best since The Lion King” (William Bibbiani, CraveOnline) will melt your heart.
Fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey — teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven — to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.
Bring home Frozen on Blu-ray High Definition — featuring a blizzard of never-before-seen bonus extras with gorgeous animation, memorable characters and unforgettable music. It’s dazzling fun for the whole family!
Voice Cast: Kristen Bell (“Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “Hit & Run,” Showtime’s “House of Lies,” Broadway’s “The Crucible”) as Anna; Idina Menzel (Broadway’s “Wicked” and “Rent,” “Enchanted”) as Elsa; Jonathan Groff (2013 Sundance Film Festival’s “C.O.G,” “Taking Woodstock,” Fox's “Glee,” Broadway’s “Spring Awakening”) as mountain man Kristoff; Josh Gad (“The Internship,” “Love & Other Drugs,” Broadway’s “The Book of Mormon”) as the lovable snowman Olaf; Santino Fontana (Broadway’s “Cinderella,” “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” “Billy Elliot”) as Hans; Alan Tudyk (King Candy in “Wreck-It Ralph,” “42”) as the Duke of Weselton; Ciarán Hinds (“Game of Thrones”) as Pabbie & Chris Williams (“Bolt,” “Prep & Landing”-executive producer/story by) as Oaken
Directors: Chris Buck (Disney Animation veteran and director of Oscar®-nominated films “Tarzan,” “Surf’s Up”) & Jennifer Lee (screenwriter of the Oscar-nominated “Wreck-It Ralph” and the first female director in Disney Animation feature history)
Producer: Peter Del Vecho (“The Princess and the Frog,” “Winnie the Pooh”)
Screenplay by: Jennifer Lee (Wreck-It Ralph)
Original Songs by: Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“In Transit,” “Winnie the Pooh”) & Robert Lopez (Tony® Award winner, “The Book of Mormon,” “Avenue Q”)
Original Score Christophe Beck (“The Hangover” movies, Oscar®-winning short “Paperman”)
Release Dates: Digital HD & Digital 3D: February 25th, 2014
Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD & On-Demand: March 18th, 2014
Direct Prebook: January 21, 2014
Distributor Prebook: February 4, 2014
Packaging: 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) & 1-Disc DVD
New Bonus Features: • The Making Of Frozen (Blu-ray, Digital)
· D’frosted: Disney’s Journey From Hans Christian
Andersen to Frozen (Blu-ray, Digital)
Andersen to Frozen (Blu-ray, Digital)
· 4 Deleted Scenes with introduction by Directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee
· Original Theatrical Short - “Get A Horse” (Blu-ray, Digital & DVD)
· “Let It Go” Music Videos by Demi Lovato, Martina Stoessel & Marsha Milan Londoh (Blu-ray, Digital & DVD)
· Frozen Teaser Trailer (Blu-ray, Digital & DVD)
*Digital bonus offerings will vary per retailer
Feature Run Time: Approx. 102-minutes
Rated: US: PG / Canada: G (CE and CF)
Aspect Ratio: Blu-ray: 1080p High Definition • 2.39:1
DVD: 2.39:1 • Enhanced for 16x9 Televisions
Sound: Blu-ray: English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks
DVD: English 5.1 and DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital; Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks
Languages/ English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles (Applies To Film Content Only)
To learn more visit: Our Facebook page @ facebook.com/DisneyFrozen
Follow us on Twitter at @ Twitter.com/DisneyAnimation
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