Exclusive Interview with #FrozenFever Directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck #CinderellaEvent

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So how are Anna, Elsa, the gang, and the directors doing one year later? Read below to find out![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_text_separator title=”About Frozen Fever” title_align=”separator_align_center” align=”align_center” color=”grey” style=”double” border_width=”4″][vc_single_image image=”15329″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]

U.S. Release Date:                    March 13, 2015, in front of “Cinderella”

Voice Talent:                             Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad

Directors:                                  Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee

Producers:                                Peter Del Vecho, Aimee Scribner

In “Frozen Fever,” it’s Anna’s birthday and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever, but when Elsa catches a cold, her powers may put more than just the party at risk.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_text_separator title=”Exclusive Interview with Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck” title_align=”separator_align_center” align=”align_center” color=”grey” style=”double” border_width=”4″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/1″][vc_single_image image=”15332″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]So it’s been a year. How are your lives now?

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Jennifer Lee- We thought they’d be less busy, but they’re not.

Chris Buck– I still buy shirts at TJ Max. Hasn’t changed…

Jennifer Lee– I still find myself going I have to buy another dress? So. So yeah. So nothing’s changed, really.

Chris Buck– Since we first last talked, it’s been overwhelming, the year. We still get Youtube sent to us. I mean, I got one just yesterday…mash-ups. All this kind of stuff. It’s actually very funny. So I just, it’s beenoverwhelming. It really has. We’ll get serious right away. Starting with the Reddit. Reddit round table is where a woman wrote in sayin that she was, uh, in a bad place and was gonna commit suicide, and saw Frozen and inspired by Elsa and, and her journey, and she said, and I’m still here. Thank you.

So, you know, we’re overwhelmed by that. There are autistic kids that watch Frozen that parents tell us they hadn’t… They don’t sit still for anything, and they watch Frozen, and they relate to Olaf. Just a few weeks ago, uh, a friend of ours working at a nursing home and a senior citizen just, she wasn’t really, She sort of internal and not doing much. And she watched Frozen. And then she started drawing again. ‘Cause she used to draw when she was younger. And she was drawing the Frozen characters. And just, and her husband was just so grateful she was coming back to life. So you get those are the stories that we go oh wow. And that’s how I think our life has changed.

Sort of seeing what… We always knew that these films had some influence and power. But this one certainly I’ve never experienced anything like this.


You sick of the song?

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Jennifer Lee – It was a joke about having parents coming up to us going “thanks”. You know?  And so we just go sorry.  Like, kidding.  Was like, what are you gonna do?  I mean, I think… I always say I think when I’m very old, the last thing left in my head will be Let it Go, and that’s just fine with me.


In the Frozen Fever short, Elsa sneezing is the cutest thing ever. How’d you come up with that idea?  Or who came up with the idea of her sneezing and snowmen come out?

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Jennifer Lee– We have this, uh… One of our story artists, he was one of the head story artist on Frozen itself. And we were brainstorming all, whatever could be, you know. Blue sky. Anything. We thought it would be nice to focus on Elsa more. What’s she like now? I mean, we end the film. We had this tragic character. We end the film, she’s free, but we don’t know. And, but we’d love to play with her magic in a different way, and he just said what if she’s a cold, and the cold wreaks havoc. And we just went crazy.


What’s the future of Frozen and Elsa and Ana?

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Jennifer Lee– We don’t know. we just finished the short like two weeks ago.
Chris Buck- And we really didn’t have much of a break before we started on this.
Jennifer Lee– But we’re working on the Broadway musical and helping a lot on that and in the studio. The directors helped us on Frozen and we’re helping them on their projects. We got to stop for a second and dream again. We don’t know what we’re going to come up with.
Chris Buck– Because we’re also involved with the thing at the parks and all that. We’re very Frozen busy but the nice thing is that they’re actually asking us to help. Sometimes in the past it’s been you do the movie and then it’s kind of taken away. They do their thing throughout the company without any advice from us. It is niced to be asked to help because we know these characters so well. There are thing that we tried but didn’t work with our characters. So it is nice to give them a heads up and tell them not to go down that road, it can get sticky.
We just feel very, very busy with a lot of it. So we’ll, we’ll see what’s next.

How is Frozen Fever’s attached to Cinderella and does that mean anything for you guys?

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Jennifer Lee– Well, I have to say it’s huge for me because my first Disney film was Cinderella. And then, once it came on VHS, I think I played it 50, 60 times. Working for Disney was a dream when I was a kid, so to have everything come together and you know, the film I was blown away by how much it, it was in line with the animated film. And yet, you know, it went even deeper and it was so beautiful. So there were a lot of, like, very nostalgic tears last night.

Chris Buck– But seeing it last night too, it felt like sort of the perfect match with Frozen, and then Cinderella. You know?



[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]One of the biggest question was- Is there an Easter egg in the short? And the answer is…YES!

But you have to look closely and it is really quick. But see if you can find him or her!

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Frozen Fever Trailer:


Cinderella will be in theaters March 13, 2015

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