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ABC to air behind the scenes look at the making of Disney’s Frozen


Fans just can’t get enough of Disney’s Frozen. The tale of unusual friendships and the power of sisterly love will soon get it’s own “Making Of” special to air on the ABC Network. “The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic” is an all-new, unprecedented collaboration with Lincoln Square Productions and Walt Disney Animation Studios. The special ventures behind-the-scenes for an exclusive look at the origins and evolution of the Academy Award- winning film “Frozen,” now the biggest animated feature of all time.

“The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic” will air Tuesday, September 2 (8:00 -9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

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.

This special will also include some exciting announcements about the next chapter of “Frozen” and a never-before-seen preview of “Frozen” characters Anna, Elsa and Kristoff on an upcoming episode of ABC’s smash-hit “Once Upon a Time.”

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Official Movie Companion for Prince Caspian a treasure all its own

I was greatly pleased to be given the chance to review the Official Illustrated Movie Companion to The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. The book is chock full of amazing photos and rich detail that provides wonderful insight into the mind and actions of the film’s creators.

To top it off the writing is easy to follow, but shows a real love and knowledge of the property. Which is what you’d expect from, Ernie Malik, the unit publicist for both Narnia films, but it doesn’t come off as publicity laden text. It’s authentic and heart felt.

I would say the one thing I thought was missing from the companion book was a bit more concept art. But that may arise from the fact that this is a sequel film and that much of the film was done using a concept called ‘pre-visualization’.

Cast of Narnia: Prince CaspianMy favorite part of the book was the re-introduction to the four main stars from the first film and the introduction to this films new stars, including Ben Barnes, who plays Prince Caspian. We lose two of the stars after Prince Caspian and you really feel the goodbyes.

Readers will also find out how the screenplay adaptors and storyboard artists brought C.S. Lewis’s story to graphic life, how director Andrew Adamson’s screenplay differs from Lewis’s original story, and secrets of costuming and makeup.

Will “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” become a classic for the ages? That remains to be seen, but it’s official illustrated companion book certainly is.

The Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian
The Official Illustrated Movie Companion

By Ernie Malik
Published by Harper One, 212 pages

Read a special excerpt from the book below the cut:

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