Jennifer Lee to Direct Walt Disney’s Frozen

Walt Disney Studios announce today, Jennifer Lee, who was the co-screenwriter of WRECK-IT RALPH, has joined Director Chris Buck to help direct Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 53rd Full-Length Animated Feature, FROZEN!

FROZEN features the voices of Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel and will be released in theaters everywhere on November 27, 2013!

“Frozen” is a cool new comedy-adventure ever hitting the big screen next fall. When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna, a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna’s sister Elsa, the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

“Frozen” producer Peter Del Vecho says the match-up is perfect. “Jenn has a real connection to the film and creates dynamic and relatable characters. Her sense of comedy, adventure and story structure paired with Chris Buck’s vast experience and incredible instincts create an ideal situation for this film.”

Lee’s screen adaptation of John Steinbeck’s “The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights” is being produced by Troika Pictures. She has an original screenplay in development with Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way, and her original script “Lucid Dreams” was optioned by Wolfgang Peterson’s Radiant Productions. Lee holds an MFA in Film from Columbia University and a BA in English from the University of New Hampshire.

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