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 Menzel. She talked about when she realized Frozen might be a special movie, how her character was originally a villain, what it was like recording the song “Let it Go”, returning to Broadway with If/Then, and more. Hit the jump to watch, and make sure to see Frozen in 3D when it opens November 27th.
- When did she realize the movie could be really special?
- Talks about how her character was originally a villain.
- What was it like recording the song Let it Go?
- Talks about returning to Broadway and why this project (IF/THEN)