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Disney fans, rejoice, because we finally have a new look at concept art from the studio’s upcoming animated project Frozen. The film is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen and is due out on Nov. 27, 2013. We haven’t seen much from the movie to date, but the above new concept art offers a good idea of what fans can expect.
The image shows Anna (Kristen Bell) and her friend Kristoff walking through the snowy world that Frozen is set in. The woman behind the cold is Anna’s sister Elsa (Idina Menzel), better known as the Snow Queen. Co-directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck opened up about the project in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly.
“We wanted to push it to the extreme,” Lee said of the scene shown in the concept footage. “The unnatural quality of the ice emphasizes this is not, you know, sky-made ice, but ice made by someone.”
She added, “Anna is a very relatable character to those of us who are not superheroes. She’s wonderfully flawed, but fearless. And wants to do the right thing. Those are the characters I love. … From the Kristoff angle, we were trying to get at what it’s like to be a guy, trying to understand women — basically,”
Here’s the official plot synopsis of the film:
When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna, a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna’s sister Elsa, the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.
(via Stitch Kingdom)