To promote the upcoming November 27th release of the Disney animated feature Frozen, the studio invited members of the press out to see about 30 minutes of the film, which included the original song “Let it Go,” featuring the powerhouse vocals of Idina Menzel. The comedy-adventure follows fearless optimist Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell), who sets off on an epic journey to find her sister, meeting rugged mountain man Kristoff (voiced by Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven along the way. Elsa (voiced by Menzel) has used her icy powers to trap Arendelle in eternal winter, and Anna and her new friends must battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.
The glimpses we got of the film were both stunningly beautiful and hugely expansive, having been visually inspired by a trip some of the creative team took to Norway. While at the press day, Collider got the opportunity to do this exclusive interview with co-directors Chris Buck (Tarzan, Surf’s Up) and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter, Wreck-It Ralph), in which they talked about how they got this gig, the advantages of directing an animated feature together, especially on such a tight schedule, the biggest differences in the story from when it was first conceived, creating a more real and grounded princess, working with Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez on the original songs, and the deleted scenes and songs that will be available on the DVD and deluxe edition CD. Check out what they had to say after the jump.