It’s been long awaited, but Disney finally revealed the first concept art from its upcoming animated film Frozen.
The art was promoted on various facebook pages (Animation Research Library, WDAS, WDS UK). It shows the films two main characters, Anna and Kristoff, as they set out in an icy landscape to find the Snow Queen, Elsa. The scene is beautiful and shows the breathtaking potential this film has. I personally love Anna’s bright fuschia cape, which stands in contrast to the icy blue hues that surround her.
Entertainment Weekly also provided some more info about the film in an interview with directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee. Relating to the strange ice formations, Lee said:
We wanted to push it to the extreme. The unnatural quality of the ice emphasizes this is not, you know, sky-made ice, but ice made by someone.
Relating to the snowflake shapes embossed on the ice, Buck said:
You’ll see that shape throughout,” Buck says. “It’s very subtle, but that’s basically [evidence of] Elsa’s magic. That’s her signature.
As we learned at Destination D and from the article, Anna and Elsa are royal sisters. When Elsa becomes the queen of the kingdom, she does all that she can to avoid fulfilling a prophecy that says a ruler with an icy heart will curse the kingdom with a never-ending winter. Ever since she was little, Elsa has been hiding a dark secret about her powers to control ice and snow. Finally, she loses control of her powers and then flees to the mountains where she puts the kindgom in perpetual winter and creates icy domain surrounded by snowmen guards to keep intruders away.
It’s interesting that we haven’t had more official releases from Disney about Frozen considering the film is already less than one year away from its release. Usually one year out, we at least have some sort of teaser trailer. I have a feeling that we might be surprised with a trailer during Monsters Inc 3D. December is the perfect month to capitalize on a film called Frozen, after all. Here’s hoping!
Frozen hits theatres November 27, 2013.
[UPDATE] Want to learn more about the characters in Frozen? Check out our YouTube video where The Rotoscopers discuss leaked concept art of Anna, Elsa, Hans, Olaf, Sven and Kristoff!
What are your thoughts of the concept art? How do you like the design?
Also, here’s a zoomed-in version of Anna and Kristoff!