Frozen is due to make its wintry debut November 17th, and we STILL don't have an English-language trailer!
Still, fans of all things , musicals and fairy tales can take a lil' respite from the recently-dropped Japanese trailer, which contains the first-ever footage we've seen from the movie! Check it out below:
Now, obviously it's in Japanese...so my anglo-self will focus on everything bar the dialogue. Disney have provided us with this synopsis:
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 and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.
This film is obviously highly influenced by the success of Tangled, and has taken Hans Christian Anderson's 'The Snow Queen' and spun a yarn out of it. I have no doubts about the voice cast ('s a wisecracking queen, and there's no one better than Broadway superstar for a singsong), and the visuals look gorgeous.
But here's one thing to ponder: animation in the last decade has come on leaps and bounds as adult entertainment, a genre no longer stuck within kiddie confines. Frozen feels like traditional Disney (not necessarily a bad thing), but it's hard to summon up hype for a project that follows fairly conventional lines - when so many show such fabulous distain for them (90% of Pixar, Coraline). As for the fairy tale concept, is it harsh to say it feels tired? After the Shrek franchise pillaged from all n' sundry, Tangled and Pixar's first fairy tale Brave, I think we're pretty covered.
Regardless, I reckon Frozen's prospects look warm. It's just the 2000's have spoiled me in animation to an epic degree.
How does everyone feel about Frozen? Icy? Hot? Fed up of temperature terminology? Drop in with your comments below!