Latest Walt Disney Animation Studios release honored for its ability to inspire, educate and engage audiences
Upcoming Walt Disney Animation Studios release “Frozen” has been recognized by nonprofit Heartland Truly Moving Pictures with the Truly Moving Picture Award.
“The Truly Moving Picture Award jury found ‘Frozen’ to be an engaging and beautifully animated film with a great message,” said Tim Irwin, Heartland’s artistic director. “The film presents many genre clichés and turns them on their head as the story progresses. The updated notion that true love can be found within ourselves will resonate with audiences of all ages.”
From the studio behind 2010’s “Tangled” and last year’s “Wreck-It Ralph,” Walt Disney Animation Studios presents “Frozen,” the most daring comedy-adventure ever to hit the big screen. When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna (voice of Kristen Bell), a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna’s sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, an amazing and comedic snowman named Olaf, Everest-like conditions 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 (“Tarzan,” “Surf’s Up”) and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter, “Wreck-It Ralph”), and produced by Peter Del Vecho (“Winnie the Pooh,” “The Princess and the Frog”). Featuring music from Tony® winner Robert Lopez (“The Book of Mormon,” “Avenue Q”) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“In Transit”), “Frozen” journeys into theaters Nov. 27, 2013, in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters. For more information, like “Frozen” on Facebook: facebook.com/DisneyFrozen and follow “Frozen” on Twitter: Twitter.com/DisneyAnimation.
Select theatrically-released films that offer more than mere entertainment are honored with the Truly Moving Picture Awards: these films inspire, educate and engage audiences and filmmakers alike. Heartland bestows the Truly Moving Picture Award to approximately 15-20 films a year that impact their targeted audiences in a meaningful way. Submissions are received directly from studios and producers for consideration.