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 great interview with Gad. He talked about his history with the project, the songs and improvising some of his dialogue, when he realized Frozen might be a special movie, the status of Triplets (which he’s writing) and the Sam Kinison movie. Hit the jump to watch, and make sure to see Frozen in 3D when it opens November 27th.
And here’s my video interview with Kristen Bell if you missed it.
- When did he first realize Frozen might be a great movie?
- Talks about his history with the project.
- Talks about his improv on the movie and the songs.
- Is he still writing Triplets and what’s the status?
- What is the status of the Sam Kinison movie?