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'The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic' to air this fall

by jmaloni

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Wed, Aug 13th 2014 01:35 pm

All-new, exclusive ABC special takes an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at "Frozen"

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"The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic" is an all-new, original special in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Lincoln Square Productions and Walt Disney Animation Studios. The special goes behind-the-scenes for an exclusive look at the origins and evolution of the Academy Award-winning film "Frozen," now the biggest animated feature of all time. The special tells the real story of making a modern movie based on a timeless tale that nearly overnight became a cultural touchstone for legions of fans.

"The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic" airs Tuesday, Sept. 2 (8 p.m.) on the ABC Television Network.

Viewers will get a rare look inside Walt Disney Animation Studios and unprecedented access to the creative team that brought "Frozen" to life. Throughout the one-hour special, the audience will hear from "Frozen" stars Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, the directors, songwriters, producer, artists and chief creative officer John Lasseter - the team who dreamed of making a cherished Hans Christian Andersen story into a big screen animated musical. 

Viewers will take a journey to the Norwegian villages and landscapes that inspired the look of Arendelle - the fictional kingdom - and see images and footage from the research trips to Norway, Quebec and points beyond that helped create the film's unforgettable look and feel.

This special will also include some announcements about the next chapter of "Frozen" and a never-before-seen preview of "Frozen" characters Anna, Elsa and Kristoff on an upcoming episode of ABC's "Once Upon a Time."

The program will culminate in an exclusive sneak peek at the action-packed comedy-adventure "Big Hero 6," currently in production at Walt Disney Animation Studios - under wraps until now - as the team prepares its next big-screen epic.

"The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic" features interviews with "Frozen" stars Bell (voice of Anna) and Menzel (voice of Elsa) as well as Lasseter. This one-hour special also will feature exclusive insights and commentary from art director Mike Giaimo and artists from the art direction, animation and effects teams.

The exclusive sneak peek of "Big Hero 6" is presented by the film's directors, Don Hall and Chris Williams.

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