Co-Director Jennifer Lee and Producer Peter Del Vecho Talk FROZEN, Story Changes, the Songs, Easter Eggs, and More

     November 27, 2013

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Over the past few years, Disney Animation Studios has really impressed me.  I thought both Tangled and Wreck-it-Ralph were huge steps forward for the studio, but nothing could have prepared me for how much I loved Frozen.  Loaded with amazing songs (written and composed by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez), great characters (wait until you meet Olaf), and enough humor to keep both kids and parents interested, I’m planning on taking my entire family to see it over Thanksgiving weekend and think it’s going to a huge hit at the box office. If you’re not familiar with Frozen, the story centers on a young dreamer named Anna (Kristen Bell) who teams up with Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), an extreme mountain man, to find her sister Elsa, the Queen of Arendelle (Idina Menzel) who has accidentally trapped their kingdom in eternal winter.

At the recent New York City press day I landed a video interview with co-director Jennifer Lee and producer Peter Del Vecho.  They talked about how the the story changed during production, Easter Eggs, the songs, and more.  Hit the jump to watch, and make sure to see Frozen in 3D this week.

Jennifer Lee and Peter Del Vecho:

  • I tell them how much I love the movie.
  • How did the story change during production?
  • Did they include any Easter Eggs in the film?  They say there at least five of them.
  • How did the songs change during production?

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