Great news and perfect for the first day of Winter (this is barely hours old as of this writing): it appears Disney Feature Animation is back on track to animate The Snow Queen, only this time under the new title of "Frozen".
Here's the old temp logo:
.. but it looks like the new name (and probably the new logo) are going to get the Tangled treatment, staying away from princesses and queens (though they'd do better with that if all their marketing and merchandise wasn't aimed at little girls!)
There's been a little confusion about whether or not it's a Pixar project and a dinosaur project but (see HERE for an explanation of how that can get confused with The Snow Queen) but all news appears solid for a new fairy tale adaptation coming our way from Disney:
Turns out that Frozen isn't a Pixar movie at all, but rather a new, possibly 2D-animated, film out of Walt Disney Animation. ...In reality, Frozen is an adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Snow Queen, which the studio has been trying to get made for years now without any luck (the image at the top of this story is concept art from a few years ago). The 2D animation thing is up in the air, as the site's source recently responded to questioning about the format by saying, “Don’t put your name to that…not quite yet.”It's going to be 3D (see HERE) and I'm most curious about an adaptation they feel they can finally run with... There's so much potential with this story I'm frankly confused as to why they've had so much trouble to date. But hopefully that's all in the past now and we can be excited again - for real this time! (Yes, I'm choosing to be optimistic about this!)
Though there's no "Frozen" artwork anywhere yet I thought I'd give you something new and pretty and Snow Queen related to look at anyway.
Note: this is NOT from Disney Development but from this talented artist HERE.
Yay for fairy tale ratings and excitement over next years fairy tale films the last few months. I have no doubt that has more than a little to do with this development - and I'm very, very happy about it. ;)