Disney's first 'Frozen' trailer has been released to help all of us beat the heat this summer. Though the film isn't scheduled to arrive in theaters until November, you can get a quick look at the studio's 53rd animated feature.
The icy adventure follows a "fearless optimist" named Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell) as she embarks on a danger-filled quest to find her sister (Broadway star Idina Menzel), who just happens to be the one responsible for the fact that their kingdom is frozen (get it?) in permanent winter. Joined on her journey by a mountain man (Jonathan Groff) and his reindeer, Anna faces "Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf" as she and her companions "battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom."
'Frozen''s "first look" trailer, just under two minutes in length, forgoes a glimpse of Anna's quest in favor of a brief, comic interlude between Olaf and the reindeer, involving an unfortunate sneezing fit and a battle over a crucial carrot. It seems unlikely that the entire movie will be this goofy, but if this clip is any indication of the laughs 'Frozen' has in store for audiences, Disney kids will be rolling in the aisles this fall.
Directed by 'Tarzan' and 'Surf's Up' vet Chris Buck and written by Jennifer Lee ('Wreck-It Ralph'), 'Frozen' also features the talents of 'Winnie the Pooh' and 'The Princess and the Frog' producer Peter del Vecho, as well as songs from Tony-winning composer Robert Lopez ('Avenue Q,' 'The Book of Mormon').
'Frozen' is scheduled to arrive in North American theaters on Nov. 27, and in the UK on Dec. 6.