Disney have sneaked out some artwork for their upcoming animated picture Frozen and not really told anybody about it.
Several bloggers and journalists have seen these images already, and some may have been at this particular presentation, part of the Destination D event.
But nothing from the film has actually appeared online before. There weren’t even any leaks from the presentations.
Lots of sites fell for some supposedly leaked concept art, which was a combination of fan-made stuff and work from a previous incarnation of the project, years and years ago. We didn’t run it here because… well, we knew it was bunk.
Here, though, you can get some idea of what approach Chris Buck and co. are taking with their loose adaptation of The Snow Queen. I’m glad this stuff has started to bubble up now.
Here’s Elsa and Anna, the sisters at the centre of the story. Elsa is voiced by Idina Menzel and is the titual Snow Queen, her good hearted sister Anna is being played by Kristen Bell.
And here’s Olaf, a sidekick snowman type. Not the 3D version, a kind of maquette-y puppet-y thing, it seems.
There are still a lot of Frozen mysteries. We don’t know who is voicing Olaf, for example – or the other main characters Sven and Kristoff. My hunch is that something, however slight and teasing, will accompany Wreck-It Ralph into cinemas. Even if it’s just CG swirling snow, a logo and a sample from one of the songs I know that Disney buffs will lose their minds.
Frozen is set for release in November of next year, at least in the US. International release dates are still forthcoming.
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