New Podcast That Goes Behind The Scenes Of The Highly Anticipated Walt Disney Animation Studios Feature
First Episode Features Interview With Songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Six-Part Series, Hosted by ABC’s Ginger Zee, Debuts Wednesday, Nov. 20 – Two Days Before ‘Frozen 2’ Hits Theaters Nov. 22
ABC Audio has released the trailer for “Inside Frozen 2.” The new podcast series, produced in collaboration with Walt Disney Animation Studios, gives a rare deep dive into the making of the sequel to Frozen, the biggest animated movie in box office history. The six-part series, hosted by ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee who appears daily on “Good Morning America,” launches on Wednesday, Nov. 20 – just two days before the theatrical release of the film on Nov. 22. The first episode features an interview with Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez who wrote all seven new original songs for Frozen 2 and won an Oscar® for Frozen’s iconic song “Let It Go.” In the podcast series, the Lopezes not only talk to Zee about their creative process and evolution of songs from conception to completion but also give an intimate piano performance, previewing the highly anticipated songs from Frozen 2 including “Into the Unknown.”
“I am so excited to bring all of you with me on a journey behind the scenes of Frozen 2 — you’ll get rare access to the creators, songwriters, animators and composers who brought this film to life,” says Zee. “The podcast format has given us the opportunity to explore the ins and outs of making one of the most anticipated films in Disney’s history and share the Frozen 2 magic with fans across the world.”
“Inside Frozen 2” features interviews with Academy Award®-winning filmmakers including Jennifer Lee, writer/director/ chief creative officer; Chris Buck, director; Peter Del Vecho, producer; Christophe Beck, original score composer; Tom MacDougall, senior vice president of music for Walt Disney Animation Studios; Becky Bresee, head of animation of “Frozen 2”; Wayne Unten, supervising animator for “Elsa”; members of the voice cast and more.
“Inside Frozen 2” will be available for free on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn and the ABC News app, with new episodes releasing every Wednesday, concluding on Christmas Day. Video versions of each episode will be available on ABC News Digital.
About ABC Audio
With distribution to over 1,650 radio stations and digital distributors, ABC Audio is the premier source for audio news, entertainment and music format services in the United States. ABC Audio syndicates ABC News Radio, where more Americans get their radio news than any other commercial broadcaster. ABC Audio includes Air Power, station services with format-specific music content, entertainment and news; ABC Digital, publisher of news, entertainment, lifestyle and music format-specific stories updated 24/7; and syndicated music and talk programming brands. ABC Audio also produces world-class on-demand content, including ABC News’ flagship daily podcast Start Here, the international chart-topping hit The Dropout and the award-winning Ten Percent Happier. ABC Audio is part of ABC News and Walt Disney Television. For more information, visit abcaudio.com.
About Walt Disney Animation Studios
Combining masterful artistry and storytelling with groundbreaking technology, Walt Disney Animation Studios is a filmmaker-driven animation studio responsible for creating some of the most beloved films ever made. Located in Burbank, WDAS continues to build on its rich legacy of innovation and creativity, from the first fully animated feature film, 1937’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, to 2013’s Academy Award®-winning Frozen, the biggest animated film of all time. Among the studio’s timeless creations are Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Big Hero 6 and Zootopia.
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