The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic which premiered on the ABC television network on September 2, 2014 at 8:00 pm ET/PT. The special shares behind-the-scenes secrets in producing Frozen, the biggest animated film of all time. Viewers will get a rare look inside Walt Disney Animation Studios and unprecedented access to the creative team that brought Frozen to life. Throughout the one-hour special, the audience will hear from Frozen stars Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, the directors, songwriters, producer and artists and chief creative officer John Lasseter — the team who dreamed of making a cherished Hans Christian Andersen story into a big screen animated musical. Viewers will take a journey to the beautiful Norwegian villages and landscapes that inspired the look of Arendelle — the fictional kingdom — and see images and footage from the research trips to Norway, Quebec and points beyond that helped create the film’s unforgettable look and feel.
The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic also featured interviews of directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, producer Peter Del Vecho, and songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. This one-hour special also featured exclusive insights and commentary from art director Mike Giaimo and talented artists from the art direction, animation and effects teams.
The special also featured a sneak peek at Walt Disney Animation’s newest film, Big Hero 6 (November 7, 2014), additional announcements about the future of the Frozen franchise, such as the announcement for the upcoming short Frozen Fever, and a sneak peek at the upcoming season of Once Upon A Time which features Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Hans.