Disney's "Frozen" Soundtrack, With Songs by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Released Nov. 25
By Michael Gioia
The soundtrack of Disney's "Frozen" — the 3-D animated film that features the voices of Tony Award winner Idina Menzel, Tony nominee Jonathan Groff and stage and screen actress Kristen Bell, among others — is released Nov. 25, two days prior to the film's Nov. 27 release.
The soundtrack, featuring eight original songs from husband-and-wife songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez ("Winnie the Pooh") and Tony Award winner Robert Lopez (Avenue Q, The Book of Mormon) and a score by Christophe Beck ("Paperman," "The Muppets"), includes the end-credit recording of Anderson-Lopez and Lopez's "Let It Go," performed by Demi Lovato.
Directed by Chris Buck ("Tarzan," "Surf's Up") and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter "Wreck-It Ralph") from a screenplay by Lee, the voice cast of the film features Bell ("Forgetting Sarah Marshall," The Crucible), Menzel (Wicked, If/Then), Groff (Spring Awakening), Tony Award nominees Josh Gad (The Book of Mormon) and Santino Fontana (Cinderella), Alan Tudyk (Prelude to a Kiss) and Ciarán Hinds (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof).
"The music elevates and propels this storytelling," said Del Vecho in an earlier statement. "The songwriters Kristen and Bobby participated in the creation of the story. We met with them for two hours each day via video conference while we were building our plot — not necessarily about the songs, but about the characters: who they are, how they think, what they want. Each song enhances and expands the story in a way that fully engages the audience in this world."
A track list for the film soundtrack follows:
Here's how the film, produced by Peter Del Vecho, is described: "Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Bell) sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa (voice of Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Gad), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom."
The Playbill.com exclusive first look at "Frozen," featuring the voices of Bell, Groff, Gad and Menzel, is below and includes "First Time in Forever," an original song penned by Lopez and Anderson-Lopez.
For more information, visit Disney.com/Frozen.
Watch the first look below:
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