Disney's Frozen

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Re: Disney's Frozen

Post by Bill1978 » January 10th, 2020, 5:31 pm

I don't even know why When I Am Older is in the movie. I mean I know why, Olaf needed another song, but it is just so random in its placing, contributes absolutely nothing extra to the plot except instead of Olaf talking about getting older he sings about getting older. That's actually a problem I have with the majority of the songs from the Frozen series, you could remove most of them and you would still be able to follow the plot with little difficulty. And 2 is worse than 1 in that aspect.

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Re: Disney's Frozen

Post by Daniel » January 10th, 2020, 6:47 pm

To be fair, we get introduced to the four spirits for the first time and see the face of Nokk. Visually speaking, it adds something. ;)

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Re: Disney's Frozen

Post by Daniel » January 11th, 2020, 12:23 pm

Disney is releasing a sing-along version in theaters like they did the original:

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I could understand doing it the first time but again? Especially when the songs aren't easily singable?

Oh well, watch it bring in more moolah than Dolittle. :D

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Re: Disney's Frozen

Post by Dan » January 11th, 2020, 2:22 pm

Going to one of these to watch adult males sing "Lost in the Woods" would be the experience. :lol:

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Re: Disney's Frozen

Post by Ben » January 11th, 2020, 2:27 pm

And I still just want a CD of the deluxe soundtrack!?

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Re: Disney's Frozen

Post by Daniel » January 11th, 2020, 2:51 pm

"I still want a hula hoop!" ;)

"Some Things Never Change" in sing-along mode:


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Re: Disney's Frozen

Post by EricJ » January 11th, 2020, 4:02 pm

Daniel wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 6:47 pm
To be fair, we get introduced to the four spirits for the first time and see the face of Nokk. Visually speaking, it adds something. ;)
Agreed, at least it provides some plot momentum: He's not singing about getting older, he's singing "All this scary stuff happening right now will MAKE SENSE once I'm older...", as he's the first to notice scary spirit-stuff happening.

Which is slightly better in the sequel's use of the songs, and we don't feel like we did in the first movie, ie. that we were watching some Wicked/Mormon Broadway-fangirl's Hunchback-like attempt to audition the next live-action stage musical for the New Amsterdam...A big problem with "In Summer", among others.

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Re: Disney's Frozen

Post by Randall » January 12th, 2020, 11:51 am

I took my girl to see it yesterday, and thought a similar thing. These were not songs made for radio, they were made for the story, and suited the plot and action.

And.... I liked it! In some ways even better than the original, as this one was a grander quest/adventure - making me the audience for it more than the first one. Not quite top tier Disney, but a darn good sequel. And I do hope we get a third in order to resolve the mystery of the girls' parents.

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Re: Disney's Frozen

Post by Daniel » January 17th, 2020, 12:51 pm

Have a listen to the score which is only available on the deluxe edition.

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Re: Disney's Frozen

Post by Bill1978 » January 17th, 2020, 4:20 pm

I'd love it if Disney could physically release the score like they have for all their other animated movies. Like they did for the original Frozen before releasing a Song only version. I am normally a person who buys the soundtrack on the first day but I still haven't picked Frozen II up (as a physcial copy) as a silent protest...I think. Or maybe its because the song were so disappointing. I don't know.

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Re: Disney's Frozen

Post by Ben » January 17th, 2020, 7:56 pm

Intrada will save us, I hope...

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Re: Disney's Frozen

Post by Daniel » January 21st, 2020, 2:42 pm

Frozen II will be released on Digital February 11th and all the rest February 25th:



Press release: (made a spoiler tiny)
BURBANK, Calif. (Jan. 21, 2020) — Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2” has melted hearts around the world, becoming the No. 1 animated feature of all time. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the follow-up to 2013’s hit Oscar®-winning Best Animated Feature,“Frozen,” comes home, with a sing-along version and all-new extras, on Digital in 4K Ultra HD™, HD and Movies Anywhere on Feb. 11, and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on Feb. 25.

“Frozen 2” bonus features include deleted scenes, deleted songs, Easter eggs, outtakes and a sing-along version with lyrics to the film’s forever-infectious songs. Extras invite viewers to go behind-the-scenes to hear personal, making-of stories from the “Frozen 2” cast and crew. Fans who bring the film home early on Digital will receive two exclusive extras: an interview with songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, who won an Oscar® for Best Original Song (“Let It Go,” 2014) and wrote seven original songs for “Frozen 2,” and a deleted song titled “Unmeltable Me.”

In “Frozen 2,” the answer to why Elsa was born with magical powers is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she sets out on a dangerous but remarkable journey. In “Frozen,” Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world. In the highly anticipated sequel, she must hope they are enough. From the Academy Award®-winning team—directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, producer Peter Del Vecho and songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez—“Frozen 2” features the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad.

“Frozen 2” will be packaged several ways to ensure families get the most out of their at-home viewing experience. The film will first be made available on Digital in 4K Ultra HD™, HD and SD offerings on Feb 11 with two extra bonus exclusives. Additionally, a Digital bundle, which includes both “Frozen” and “Frozen 2,” will be made available for purchase in 4K Ultra HD™, HD and SD. Physical copies of the film will be available on Feb. 25 as a 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Digital Code), a Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Code) and a single DVD.

Additionally, all-new toys inspired by the film’s finale featuring Queen Anna and Elsa the Snow Queen will hit retail shelves on February 22 timed to the in-home release.

Bonus Features (may vary by retailer)

Blu-ray & Digital:
Sing-Along Version of the Movie – Sing along with your favorite songs as you watch the movie.
Song Selection – Jump to your favorite musical moments, with on-screen lyrics. Songs include Oscar®-nominated “Into The Unknown,” “All Is Found,” “Some Things Never Change,” “When I Am Older,” “Lost in the Woods,” “Show Yourself,” and “The Next Right Thing”
Outtakes – Laugh along with the cast of “Frozen 2” as they record their lines, sing their songs and have fun in the recording booth.
Deleted Scenes – Check out a few scenes that never made the final cut.Intro - Directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck offer a glimpse into their filmmaking process with scenes that didn't make the final cut.
Prologue - A battle rages between Arendelle and the Northuldra while a mysterious figure challenges King Agnarr.
Secret Room - A secret room reveals even more of Anna and Elsa's past, including a shocking revelation about their mother.
Elsa’s Dream - Anna's playful glimpse into Elsa's dream takes a dark turn.
Hard Nokks - Kristoff reveals his true feelings about life in Arendelle when the Nokk won't take no for an answer.
A Place of Our Own - Elsa uses her magic to relieve Anna's lingering doubts about their parents' faith in her.
Deleted Songs – When it comes to “Frozen 2,” there can never be too much music. Hear some of the songs that got cut from the final film.Intro - Directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck revel in the chance to share a few songs that didn't make it into the final film.
“Home” - Anna savors every moment as she wanders through this kingdom she calls home.
“I Wanna Get This Right” - Kristoff wants everything to be perfect before he proposes, leaving Anna to wonder, “Will it ever be just right?”
The Spirits of “Frozen 2” – Cast and crew explore the Scandinavian and Nordic mythology that inspired the spirits inhabiting the enchanted forest of “Frozen 2.”
Did You Know??? – Olaf asks us the question “Did You Know” as we discover “Frozen 2” fun facts, Easter eggs and tidbits about the making of the film.
Scoring a Sequel – Composer Christophe Beck combines a 91-piece orchestra with 30 choral voices to create the compelling score for “Frozen 2.”
Gale Tests - They say you can't see the wind. Only its effects. Filmmakers give it a shot while creating the playful wind spirit, Gale.Gale Test - A young girl and boy play tag in this fully animated effort to "give personality to something that's invisible."
Hand-Drawn Gale Test - A hand-drawn test to bring the precocious wind spirit to life.
Multi-Language Reel“Into the Unknown” in 29 Languages - Hear Elsa's soaring call to adventure in 29 different languages
Music Videos - Weezer and Panic! at the Disco lend their voices to a few of the soaring melodies from “Frozen 2.”“Into the Unkown" (Panic! at the Disco version) - Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie stars in their version of "Into The Unknown" from “Frozen 2.”
“Lost in the Woods” (Weezer version) - Weezer puts their spin on Kristoff's epic ballad, "Lost In the Woods."
Digital Exclusives:
Meet the Lopezes – Meet the award-winning husband-and-wife team behind the incredible songs from “Frozen” and “Frozen 2.”
Deleted Song “Unmeltable Me” - An animatic version of Olaf's celebratory song about his newfound freedom.

“Frozen 2” Cast and Crew
Kristen Bell (“The Good Place,” “Veronica Mars”), Idina Menzel (Broadway’s “Rent” and “Wicked,” “Uncut Gems”), Josh Gad (Broadway’s “The Book of Mormon,” “Little Monsters”) and Jonathan Groff (Broadway’s “Spring Awakening” and “Hamilton,” “Mindhunter”) return to Arendelle as the voices of Anna, Elsa, Olaf and Kristoff, respectively. Evan Rachel Wood (“Westworld,” “Mildred Pierce,” “The Wrestler”) joins the cast as Queen Iduna, Anna and Elsa’s mother, and Sterling K. Brown (“Waves,” “Black Panther,” “This Is Us,”) portrays Lieutenant Destin Mattias. The film is directed by Chris Buck (“Frozen,” “Tarzan,” “Surfs Up”) and Jennifer Lee (Walt Disney Animation Studios’ chief creative officer, writer/director “Frozen,” writer “Frozen” Broadway, screenwriter “A Wrinkle in Time”). Lee also wrote the screenplay. The film is produced by Peter Del Vecho (“Frozen,” “The Princess and the Frog”) and executive produced by Byron Howard (“Zootopia”). Songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“Frozen” film/Broadway, Off-Broadway’s “In Transit”) and Robert Lopez (“Frozen” film/Broadway, Broadway’s “The Book of Mormon”) wrote seven all-new original songs for the film, and Christophe Beck, who scored “Frozen,” composed the score.

Product Specifications
Product SKUs: Digital = 4K UHD, HD, SD
Physical = 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (4K UHD+Blu-ray Feature+ +Digital Code), Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray Feature+DVD+Digital Code) & DVD
Feature Run Time: Approximately 103 minutes
Rating: PG in U.S.
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Audio: 4K UHD Blu-ray = English Dolby Atmos, Spanish, French 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus, English 2.0
Descriptive Audio
Blu-ray = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, Spanish & French 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio
DVD = English, Spanish & French 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio
UHD Digital = English Dolby Atmos (some platforms), English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, Latin Spanish 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio 2.0 (some platforms)
HD Digital = English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, Latin Spanish 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 (some platforms)
Subtitles: 4K UHD Blu-ray = English SDH, Spanish & French
Blu-ray = English SDH, Spanish & French
DVD = English SDH, Spanish & French
Digital: English SDH, French, Latin Spanish (some platforms)
Closed Captions: English (DVD & Digital)
Interested in the deleted songs for comparisons sake and to see if they sound more like song-songs.

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Re: Disney's Frozen

Post by Bill1978 » January 21st, 2020, 4:19 pm

'and a sing-along version with lyrics to the film’s forever-infectious songs.'

Wow that is marketing at its lying best.

Daniel - you can preview the deleted songs on iTunes by checking out the deluxe edition of the soundtrack. Personally, I found the majority better than what was chosen. They were more Frozen like in their style. Very similar to the opening number we got. My personal theory is they chose the chosen songs with an eye on award season. They wanted every character to have their own individual song that could be easily be performed live and without context.

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Re: Disney's Frozen

Post by Daniel » January 22nd, 2020, 8:17 pm

Thanks! I like what I hear. They all sound pretty catchy.

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Re: Disney's Frozen

Post by Daniel » January 24th, 2020, 5:02 pm

Pre-order from Disney Store and receive 4 lithographs:

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Couple of nice choices. The water horsy!

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