Disney’s Frozen, slated for a Holiday 2013 release, will be CG, not hand-drawn as previously reported.
In December, as reported by Bleeding Cool, Disney announced that Frozen would be the studio’s animated offering for the Holiday 2013 window. An adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen, the project has been in development at Disney off and on for at least a decade: originally shelved in late 2002, Glen Keane infamously quit the project in 2003, and the film was put on hold again in March 2010.
When the project was last in development, in 2010, it was set to be Disney’s next hand-drawn animated film after The Princess and the Frog. According to a report by SlashFilm, however, Disney has confirmed that Frozen will not be hand-drawn; the movie will be a 3D CG animated feature, and presented in stereoscopic 3D in theaters.
Frozen is set to release on November 27, 2013.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.