AN UNPRECEDENTED BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT THE MAKING OF A MODERN MOVIE BASED ON A TIMELESS TALE, â€œTHE STORY OF FROZEN: MAKING A DISNEY ANIMATED CLASSICâ€ PREMIERES TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 8:00-9:00 PM ET, WITH A LOOK TOWARD THE NEXT CHAPTER FOR ANNA, ELSA AND FRIENDS
â€œThe Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classicâ€ is an all-new, original special in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Lincoln Square Productions and Walt Disney Animation Studios. The special ventures behind-the-scenes for an exclusive look at the origins and evolution of the Academy AwardÂ®- winning film â€œFrozen,â€ now the biggest animated feature of all time. Â A breathtaking and fantastic saga, the special tells the real story of making a modern movie based on a timeless tale thatÂ nearly overnight became a cultural touchstone for legions of fans.
â€œThe Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classicâ€ airs TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 (8:00 -9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Viewers will get a rare lookÂ inside Walt Disney Animation Studios and unprecedented access to the creative team that brought â€œFrozenâ€ to life. Throughout the one-hour special, the audience will hear from â€œFrozenâ€ stars Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, the directors, songwriters, producer and artists and chief creative officer John Lasseter – Â Â the team who dreamed of making a cherished Hans Christian Andersen story into a big screen animated musical.Â Â Â Viewers will take a journey to the beautiful Norwegian villages and landscapes that inspired the look of Arendelle – the fictional kingdom – and see images and footage from the research trips to Norway, Quebec and points beyond that helped create the filmâ€™s unforgettable look and feel.
This special will also include some exciting announcements about the next chapter of â€œFrozenâ€ and a never-before-seen preview of â€œFrozenâ€ characters Anna, Elsa and Kristoff on an upcoming episode of ABCâ€™s smash-hit â€œOnce Upon a Time.â€
The program will culminate in an exclusive sneak peek at the action-packed comedy-adventure â€œBig Hero 6,â€ currently in production at Walt Disney Animation Studios â€“under wraps until now â€“ as the team prepares their next big-screen epic.
â€œThe Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classicâ€ features interviews with â€œFrozenâ€ stars Kristen Bell (voice of Anna) and Idina Menzel (voice of Elsa) as well as Walt Disney Animation Studiosâ€™ chief creative officer and â€œFrozenâ€ executive producer John Lasseter, Academy AwardÂ®-winning filmmakers, including directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, producer Peter Del Vecho, and songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. This one-hour special will also feature exclusive insights and commentary from art director Mike Giaimo and talented artists from the art direction, animation and effects teams. The exclusive sneak peek of â€œBig Hero 6â€ is presented by the filmâ€™s directors, Don Hall and Chris Williams.
â€œThe Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classicâ€ is produced by Lincoln Square Productions. Jeanmarie Condon is Senior Executive Producer and Rudy Bednar is Director of â€œThe Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic.â€