The rumors of Disney on ice are true, at least as far as the studio’s 53rd full-length animated feature full-length animated feature is concerned. Frozen, due in theaters in a little less than a year is that ice-cold project, and Disney has just released their first peak at the art from the film.
The image shows dwarfed impressions of heroine Anna and her companion Kristoff against a bleak and frigid background of desolation and ice.
The film begins when a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna, a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna’s sister Elsa, the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.
The film is directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee from a story by Lee and Shane Morris. It will also feature original songs by Tony-award winner Robert Lopez (“The Book of Mormon,” “Avenue Q“) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“In Transit“).
The film is currently slated for release on November 27, 2013.