Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2

Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2, a six-part documentary series about the final year of production on the hit animated sequel, arrives today on Disney+. As you can read in our review, the series provides one of the most in-depth looks behind the scenes of making a feature length animated movie. That means cameras were following everyone during some of the most intimate, vulnerable moments that aren’t typically seen by the general public. Naturally, that added even more pressure on top of what the filmmakers were already dealing with. Read More »

New Frozen Song

Disney already brightened everyone’s spirits a little while back by releasing Frozen 2 onto Disney+ way ahead of their originally scheduled release plan. Now Frozen franchise songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez are back with an original song called “I Am With You,” performed by none other than Josh Gad as that delightfully clueless magical little snowman Olaf. The song was written and produced remotely, along with a cute music video, and it’s a charming little ditty that might bring some warm feelings to your heart during these stressful times. Listen to the new Frozen song below. Read More »

Frozen 2 Song

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, go behind the scenes of the making of the Frozen 2 power ballad “Into the Unknown” sung by Idina Menzel. Plus, take a look at the crafting of the score for Marriage Story composed by Randy Newman, and listen as Moonlight composer Nicholas Britell explains his process for creating the score for films and television shows. Read More »

Frozen 2 Songs

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this special Frozen 2 edition, listen as songwriters Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez talk about their process of creating music for Frozen 2 and animated films in general. Plus, watch an extensive interview with them about the songs from the animated sequel’s soundtrack, and check out the music video for Panic! at the Disco‘s cover of “Into the Unknown.” Read More »

frozen 2 songs

You’re going to have to let go of “Let It Go” soon: a new Frozen 2 song will take its place. Co-director Jennifer Lee confirmed that four new Frozen 2 songs have already been written for the highly anticipated Disney sequel, one of which she described as the “evolution” of the insanely successful “Let It Go.” So get ready for this potential earworm to play at every department store ad nauseam for the next 50 years.

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Robert Lopez Double EGOT

Though you may not know Robert Lopez by name, you certainly know his work. Teamed with his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez, he’s responsible for infecting your kids with the tune “Let It Go” and all of the other original songs from Disney’s hit animated musical Frozen. Last night Lopez added more acclaim to his career by making awards history after winning yet another Oscar.

Robert Lopez and his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez won the Oscar for Best Original Song (again) for their work on the song “Remember Me” from Coco. While this is an honor in itself, it turned out to be an even bigger deal for Robert, because he became the first person ever to get a double EGOT. That’s right, at 43 years old, Lopez has won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony twice. Read More »

Coco Songs

Although it’s not a musical, Coco takes place in Mexico and pays homage to the country’s rich musical scene. And it’s a credit to the composers of Coco — and their cultural advisors — that the original songs in the Pixar film range from bolero ranchero, to son jarocho, to Huapango-inspired styles.

There’s a fair share of familiar mariachi songs and other styles scattered throughout the film, but the above genres describe the first three songs from Coco that were released in snippets this week. But most importantly, one of them has Gael Garcia Bernal singing. Yes, Mozart in the Jungle is finally flexing his singing chops.

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Coco Songs

Pixar Animation has another film hitting theaters this fall, and it’s unlike any movie they’ve made before. This time, the animation studio has assembled an all-Latino cast to bring to life the story of a young boy (Anthony Gonzales) who meets the deceased members of his family in The Land of the Dead after defying his living family’s ban against music in the Land of the Living.

At the D23 Expo, Pixar provided two Coco clips for the audience to watch and announced details on the music that will be a key part of the movie, featuring new songs from Frozen songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.

Check out our rundown of the news on the Coco songs and new footagebelow. Read More »

Frozen's "Do You Want To Build A Snowman"

It’s Friday, and the news is getting slower so I thought I’d share something I found that you might enjoy. Frozen songwriter, Kristen Anderson-Lopez took to Twitter today to share the story of how the song “Do You Want To Build A Snowman?” came to be, posting a clip of the original first verse demo she produced with her child.
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Frozen 2

The animated musical Frozen was a massive runaway hit for Walt Disney Animation back in 2013, making a sequel to the movie a forgone conclusion. However, Disney dragged their feet a bit when it came to confirming plans for Frozen 2, and it wasn’t until just over a year ago that the project was officially announced. We still don’t have a release date for Frozen 2, but the good news is star Kristen Bell has revealed that production is slated to begin next month. Read More »