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Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel for Walt Disney Amimation's Frozen

Walt Disney Animation Studios

Story by Jack Foley

WALT Disney Animation Studios has announced details of an epic new tale of adventure and comedy in the form of Frozen, a computer-animated feature film slated for the big screen in 2013.

Directed by Chris Buck (Tarzan, Surf’s Up), Frozen will feature the vocal talents of film/TV/stage star Kristen Bell as Anna, a young dreamer about to take the adventure of a lifetime, and actress Idina Menzel as Elsa the Snow Queen.

The movie will feature original songs by Broadway greats Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez.

In Frozen, a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, so Anna (voice of Bell) must team up with Kristoff, a daring mountain man, on the grandest of journeys to find the Snow Queen (voice of Menzel) and put an end to the icy spell.

Encountering Everest-like extremes, mystical creatures and magic at every turn, Anna andKristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

Bell has starred in a variety of films, including the comedies Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Couples Retreat, and is due to appear in the upcoming films Hit & Run, Some Girls and the Farrelly Brothers’ Movie 43.

Menzel, who won a Tony Award® as Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Elphaba in Broadway’s Wicked (2004), landed her first role on Broadway in 1995 in the Tony Award-winning musical Rent.

Film credits include Enchanted and she has also appeared in a recurring role on TV’s Glee. She has recently released Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony, a live concert with an orchestra led by composer/conductor Marvin Hamlisch.

Menzel is currently on a North American concert tour.

Robert Lopez is a three-time Tony Award®-winning writer of the Tony and Grammy® Award-winning musical The Book of Mormon, which was co-written with Trey Parker and Matt Stone (South Park), and the musical Avenue Q, which ran for six years on Broadway and four years in London’s West End.

Lopez teamed with wife Anderson-Lopez, whose Drama Desk-winning show In Transit is Broadway-bound, to write original songs for 2011’s Winnie The Pooh, a stage version of Finding Nemo and a new musical called Up Here.

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