• 5 weird Disney films we never got to see
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    5 weird Disney films we never got to see

    Here are five fascinatingly different versions of famous Disney movies that almost came to pass, only to be consigned to the idea bin of history. Disney had been trying to make a version of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale ‘The Snow Queen’ since the late 1930s, but every attempt had run aground. In 2008, the project was revived again and even had some cast – ‘Will & Grace’ star Megan Mullally was onboard as Elsa (then a flat-out villain) and Josh Gad, who did eventually play snowman Olaf in the finished film.

  • Ring in the season with these exclusive photos from 'Olaf's Frozen Adventure'
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    Ring in the season with these exclusive photos from 'Olaf's Frozen Adventure'

    Here you can get a first look at four of the most festive moments from the film, which follows the wise-cracking snowman Olaf (Josh Gad) on a fact-finding mission to discover holiday traditions for his friends Anna (Kristen Bell) and Elsa (Idina Menzel) after the newly reunited royals realize they don’t have any. Anna, Elsa, and Olaf try to discover the holiday spirit.

  • Elsa and Anna are back! Your first listen to the songs from 'Olaf's Frozen Adventure'
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    Elsa and Anna are back! Your first listen to the songs from 'Olaf's Frozen Adventure'

    Disney has released the first musical snippets from the upcoming Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, featuring the likes of Olaf (Josh Gad), Elsa (Idina Menzel), Anna (Kristen Bell), and Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) belting out holiday-themed tunes from the animated featurette. Olaf’s Frozen Adventure finds the goofy snowman and his trusty reindeer steed Sven on a mission across the kingdom after Elsa and Anna realize Arendelle is lacking in holiday traditions.

  • 'Olaf's Frozen Adventure': First look at the new toys based on upcoming Disney short
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    'Olaf's Frozen Adventure': First look at the new toys based on upcoming Disney short

    To accompany "Olaf's Frozen Adventure," a 21-minute holiday-themed featurette set to open on Nov. 22 in front of Disney-Pixar's "Coco," there will be an avalanche of tie-in toys, books, clothes, and assorted knickknacks.

  • Olaf's playing reindeer games in 'Olaf's Frozen Adventure' poster (exclusive)
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    Olaf's playing reindeer games in 'Olaf's Frozen Adventure' poster (exclusive)

    It continues to be a long wait for Disney’s sequel to the 2013 mega-hit Frozen (trust us, we have kids), with Frozen 2 slated to hit theaters Nov. 27, 2019. In parental terms, that’s roughly 15,000 questions about when the new Frozen movie is coming out. Olaf’s Frozen Adventure is a 21-minute “featurette” that follows the Josh Gad-voiced snowman and his trusty steed on a mission throughout the kingdom after Anna (Kristen Bell) and Elsa (Idina Menzel) realize Arendelle is lacking in holiday traditions.

  • What’s the most popular Disney song?
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    What’s the most popular Disney song?

    They’re family favourites which have satisfied generations of kids and fuelled some awesome drunk karaoke. But which Disney animated movie song is the most popular?We used Spotify to see which Mouse House film tunes had been streamed the most. Which is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below. N.B. Stream numbers correct at time of writing.- The three things banned from Disney movies- 10 classic kids movies in-jokesImage credits: OutNow, Getty, Rex_Shutterstock

  • Kristen Bell and Ellen DeGeneres’s live action Frozen/Finding Dory crossover is perfect
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    Kristen Bell and Ellen DeGeneres’s live action Frozen/Finding Dory crossover is perfect

    Since a ‘Frozen’ and ‘Finding Dory’ crossover doesn’t appear to be in pipeline, Kristen Bell and Ellen DeGeneres have taken matters into their own hands and recorded a live-action hybrid of the animated films that’s simply perfect. During Kristen Bell’s appearance on ‘The Ellen Show’ the effervescent host decided that it was the perfect opportunity for ‘Frozen’s’ Anna, who Bell voiced, to meet ‘Finding Dory’s’ titular fish, voiced by DeGeneres. After DeGeneres remarked as Dory, “Hi, I’m Dory.

  • Frozen: 18 amazing in-jokes you may have missed
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    Frozen: 18 amazing in-jokes you may have missed

    All the hidden gags, homages, and in-jokes that you never knew were in the highest-grossing animated film ever. You can’t un-see these!

  • Olaf Forever! Disney Introduces 'Frozen Northern Lights' — Including Brand New Character (Exclusive)
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    Olaf Forever! Disney Introduces 'Frozen Northern Lights' — Including Brand New Character (Exclusive)

    Disney has just unveiled Frozen Northern Lights, a multimedia expansion of its hugely popular princess franchise that will include new books and Lego animated shorts. The adventure revolves around Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven — joined by their new friend, Little Rock — on an mission to fix the Northern Lights in time for a special troll ceremony. First up is the novelization, Disney Frozen Northern Lights: Journey to the Lights, coming in July from Random House.

  • 10 Classic Kids Movies With Hidden Meanings
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    10 Classic Kids Movies With Hidden Meanings

    When you were a kid, all this stuff probably went straight over your head. But now you’re all grown up, did you realise what your childhood favourite movies were actually really trying to tell you all along?

  • Online Campaign For Elsa To Be Gay In Frozen 2
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    Online Campaign For Elsa To Be Gay In Frozen 2

    An online campaign has been launched to find Elsa from ‘Frozen’ a girlfriend for the forthcoming sequel. A direct request to Disney has so far been retweeted over 1500 times. Elsa and her sister Anna were the stars of the record-breaking 2013 movie, inspired by Hans Christian Anderson’s tale 'The Snow Queen’.

  • 11 Amazing Things Hidden In Film End Credits
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    11 Amazing Things Hidden In Film End Credits

    Animal lovers will be pleased to know that the filmmakers took great care not to cause injury to any of the fire-breathers who starred in the fourth ‘Harry Potter’. - Sabrina The Teenage Witch: Where Are They Now?

  • Frozen 2 Set To Begin Production This Month Says Kristen Bell
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    Frozen 2 Set To Begin Production This Month Says Kristen Bell

    The sequel to Disney smash ‘Frozen’ is set to go into production this month, according to Kristen Bell, who’ll be reprising her role as Princess Anna. The actress and singer was promoting her new movie 'The Boss’, in which she stars with Melissa McCarthy, when she dropped the news on the project.

  • This makeup artist uses her hijab to transform herself into Disney princesses
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    This makeup artist uses her hijab to transform herself into Disney princesses

    All images via Instagram/queenoflunaMalaysian makeup artist Saraswati (also know as Queen of Luna) loves Disney – and she doesn’t let the fact that she wears a hijab hinder her from expressing her obsession.While some would opt to dye their hair or wear wigs, the mother-of-two completely transforms herself using coloured hijabs. It’s pretty impressive.Click through the gallery above to see some of her best looks and let us know your thoughts by tweeting to @YahooStyleCA. 

  • New Study Reveals The Disturbing Facts Behind Disney Princess Dialogue
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    New Study Reveals The Disturbing Facts Behind Disney Princess Dialogue

    A new study has discovered that Disney Princesses have significantly less dialogue than their male counterparts in movies. In some cases, it was found that male characters have had over three times the amount of lines in movies purporting to be focussed on female characters. The numbers have been crunched by data linguists Carmen Fought and Karen Eisenhauer, who have analysed the dialogue in all the Disney Princess-based movies since 1989.

  • This Disney’s Frozen-Inspired Plane Is Incredible
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    This Disney’s Frozen-Inspired Plane Is Incredible

    The latest reveal that’ll amaze fans is from Canadian-based airline WestJet, who have collaborated with the Disney design team to create a ‘Frozen’ plane. WestJet say the creative project took 21 consecutive days to complete, with a skilled team working 12-hour shifts.

  • These Marvel And Frozen Bionic Arms Turn Amputee Children Into Superheroes
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    These Marvel And Frozen Bionic Arms Turn Amputee Children Into Superheroes

    A British based prosthetic limbs company has created movie-themed bionic arms that will turn children into their favourite superheroes. Open Bionics, which is based in Bristol, have worked in collaboration with Marvel Universe, LucasFilm, and Disney to design and produce three sensationally cool bionic hands that have been inspired by ‘Iron Man’, ‘Frozen’ and ‘Star Wars.’ - Iron Man Hulkbuster Suit Seen At Comic Con - Mark Ruffalo’s NY Comic Con Disguise The ‘Iron Man’ hand looks as though it has come “hot out of Tony Stark’s workshop,” and its bright red exterior with touches of gold mean that it will instantly wow people of all ages when they see it.

  • This Fan Theory For Disney’s Frozen Will Haunt You Forever
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    This Fan Theory For Disney’s Frozen Will Haunt You Forever

    We’ve seen crazy and outrageous fan theories come and go regarding Disney and Pixar films, but this is perhaps the most chilling (excuse pun) for one about ‘Frozen’. A Redditor called Superclaude1 shared a troubling, but plausible theory that centres on the loveable Sven the reindeer and his own - leading man (of sorts) Kristoff.

  • Minions Could Beat Frozen To Become Highest Grossing Animated Film
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    Minions Could Beat Frozen To Become Highest Grossing Animated Film

    A changing of the guard could be coming, as ‘Minions’s’ monumental box office success over the last few months has paved the way for it to topple ‘Frozen’s’ record haul. Currently, ‘Frozen’ holds the record box office haul for an animated film with $1.27 billion. Last weekend, via Entertainment Weekly, ‘Minions’ opened to $20.1 million in China to earn the biggest opening day haul ever in the country for an animated film.

  • This Oscar Nominated Actor Cried Watching Frozen
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    This Oscar Nominated Actor Cried Watching Frozen

    Pretty much everyone who watched ‘Frozen’ was swept up in its majesty. It was impossible not to be. But Bradley Cooper went one step further while watching the hit film, as he has now admitted that he openly wept because of Elsa and Anna’s antics.

  • Frozen Director Discusses Responsibility Of Sequel
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    Frozen Director Discusses Responsibility Of Sequel

    During a recent discussion with MTV, co-director Chris Buck admitted that he is fully aware of the responsibility that will come hand in hand with making a follow-up to the monstrous hit, and they’re going to address that in the sequel. “I think we’re very aware of what is happening in society,” said Buck, who is currently writing ‘Frozen 2’ with the original’s writer and co-director Jennifer Lee.

  • This is the rejection letter Disney used to send female animators
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    This is the rejection letter Disney used to send female animators

    The Walt Disney Company Scroll through the credit role of any an animated film from the ‘30s and chances are you won’t see a single female name. Because of sexist rejection letters like the ones that recently surfaced from Disney. Vox recently shared a number of rejection letters issued to women in the late ‘30s that offers a glimpse into just how difficult it was for women to make it in the film industry.   Kevin Burg/Flickr Animation Guild The main reason? They were women and “women do not do any of the creative work in connection with preparing the cartoons for the screen.”  The letters go on to say that a few positions as “Inker” or “Painter” (basically, the people that traced the animations and coloured them in) were options for women interested in working at Disney but that even these positions were limited.  In 2010, Vanity Fair published an article about the Inkers and Painters of this era who worked on major productions of the time including Bambi.” “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and “Dumbo.” Although they weren’t considered part of the “creative work,” these women often clocked 85 hours a week perfecting details like the 27 different colours used for Jiminy Cricket.

  • Disney Officially Announces a ‘Frozen’ Sequel
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    Disney Officially Announces a ‘Frozen’ Sequel

    Disney isn’t letting go of Frozen any time soon. The Mouse House announced on Thursday during its annual shareholder call that it is officially in development on a sequel to the smash-hit animated film Frozen, which won Oscars for Best Animated Film and Original Song in 2014. The news comes just a day before a short film follow-up to the cultural phenomenon, Frozen Fever, hits theaters ahead of Disney’s live-action Cinderella. The sequel will return directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, who also helmed the new short film.

  • Get the Story Behind the New Mini-Snowmen in 'Frozen Fever' (Exclusive Poster and Interview)
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    Get the Story Behind the New Mini-Snowmen in 'Frozen Fever' (Exclusive Poster and Interview)

    You’ll probably recognize most of the characters in this exclusive poster for Disney’s new animated short Frozen Fever that’s playing ahead of Cinderella starting on Friday. Frozen Fever is the highly anticipated sequel-of-sorts to Disney’s massive 2013 Oscar-winning hit that’s now the highest-grossing animated movie of all time. Fever picks up with our Frozen family as snow queen Elsa plans a surprise birthday party for her spirited sis Anna.

  • 'Frozen' Stage Musical Will Unite Original Film's Songwriters, Screenwriter
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    'Frozen' Stage Musical Will Unite Original Film's Songwriters, Screenwriter

    The Mouse House has revealed that the theaterical version of its Oscar-winning film will bring together songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (they of “Let It Go” fame) and screenwriter and co-director Jennifer Lee, who will write the book for the new show (Lopez, an EGOT winner, also wrote the scores for Book of Mormon and Avenue Q). The stage show is just one of many Frozen-focused initiatives from Disney, which is extending the life of the film with ice shows, theme park attractions, merchandise, and other tie-ins. Disney has had great success with its stage productions, especially with the live adaptation of The Lion King, which in September hit a record-breaking $6.2 billion in ticket sales.