Winter is coming. The next Disney animated film to hit theaters is titled — chillingly — “Frozen” and features the voice work of Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, Idina Menzel and Josh Gad in this loose retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale “The Snow Queen.” MTV News recently caught up with Bell, who explained what movie-goers can expect from “Frozen.”
“The movie is about a pair of sisters — one who has the power to freeze things, and it happens when she is fearful or angry,” Bell said. “And because of feeling terrified to show that to the world, she sort of runs away and freezes the town accidentally. I play the sister Anna, who makes it her mission to travel across these snowy lands and bring her sister back amidst the fact that they’re fighting and kind of at that point hate each other. It’s kind of how they make up and find love in the end.”
Bell’s voicework on the film isn’t limited to dialogue — she sings too!
“We’re singing the lovely songs of Kristen and Bobby Lopez, who wrote ’Book of Mormon,’ ” she enthused. “So it’s really, really funny music. It’s really good music. They’re amazing to work for.”
Yet, the thing Bell is most proud about when it comes to “Frozen” is embodying a relatable heroine — something you don’t always find in your average Disney princess.
“I’m really excited to show it to people. I became a part of the kind of movie I wanted to see as a kid,” she said. “I always loved Disney animation, but there was something about the females that was unattainable to me. Their posture was too good and they were too well-spoken, and I feel like I really made this girl much more relatable and weirder and scrappier and more excitable and awkward. I’m really proud of that.”
“Frozen” debuts November 27.
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