Just over three years after Frozen began its quest for world domination, Disney and ABC are bringing the movie to network television. Frozen makes its network broadcast debut on Sunday, December 11 at 8 p.m. ET, surely starting a holiday tradition for ABC. Read on for a preview of the movie.
Frozen is loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen and is about Anna’s quest to find her sister, Queen Elsa, and convince her to end the perpetual winter that has frozen their kingdom. The screenplay was written by Jennifer Lee, who is also received “Story By” credit with Chris Buck (Tarzan, Surf’s Up) and Shane Morris. Buck and Lee co-directed the film, making Lee the first woman to direct a Disney Animation feature film.
Frozen grossed $1.27 billion worldwide, earning $400.7 million from North America alone. It’s the highest-grossing animated film of all time. It also won Oscars for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song for “Let It Go.”
A sequel to Frozen is in the works, as Kristen Bell confirmed to Collider in March that she was heading back to the recording studio. Disney also produced Frozen Fever, a short film that played before Cinderella in 2015.
DATE: Sunday, December 11
TIME: 8 p.m. ET
TV CHANNEL: ABC (To find your local ABC affiliate, click here.)
Kristen Bell as Anna
Idina Menzel as Elsa
Jonathan Groff as Kristoff
Josh Gad as Olaf
Santino Fontana as Hans
Alan Tudyk as the Duke of Weselton
Ciran Hinds as Grand Pabbie
Directed by Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee
Produced by Peter Del Vecho
Screenplay by Jennifer Lee
Story by Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck & Shane Morris