“Frozen” to Make Its Television Debut on ABC and Disney Channel in 2016
“FROZEN,” WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS’ BLOCKBUSTER FILM, TO MAKE ITS TELEVISION DEBUT ON DISNEY CHANNEL, DISNEY JUNIOR, DISNEY XD, ABC AND ABC FAMILY IN 2016
Disney’s Academy Award®-winning “Frozen,” the highest-grossing animated movie of all time, will premiere across the networks
of the Disney|ABC Television Group: Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, ABC and ABC Family, beginning in February 2016.
In “Frozen,” fearless optimist Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer, Sven, in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (Josh Gad) in a race to find Anna’s sister, Elsa (Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Can Anna save her sister and bring sunshine back to their home? Or will Arendelle be frozen forever?
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ animated feature “Frozen” launched a worldwide phenomenon in 2013, becoming the highest-grossing animated feature ever released with more than $1.27 billion in global box office. “Frozen” has received multiple honors, including two Academy Awards®, the Golden Globe®, BAFTA® Award, PGA Award, five Annie Awards and two Grammy® Awards. The film was one of the biggest home entertainment successes of the last decade, becoming the
best-selling Blu-ray and digital release in U.S. history. The film’s quadruple Platinum soundtrack, featuring the Oscar®-winning song “Let It Go,” has sold over 10 million units worldwide and spent 33 weeks in the top 5 on the Billboard 200 chart, including 13 weeks at No. 1. The North American tour of “Disney on Ice Presents Frozen,” produced by Feld Entertainment, resulted in the biggest on-sale in Feld’s history. Millions of guests enjoy “Frozen” experiences at Disney Parks around the world, where Anna and Elsa are among the most sought-after princesses, and construction is underway on a new “Frozen” attraction at the Norway Pavilion in Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort. Most recently, Disney Cruise Line announced a variety of “Frozen”-inspired activities on
select itineraries in summer 2015. Topping the National Retail Federation’s 2014 Hot Holiday Toys survey, “Frozen” product popularity continues to soar:
- More than 3 million role-play dresses have been sold in North America alone; “Frozen: The Junior Novelization” spent more than 40 weeks on the New York
- Times best sellers list; and the “Disney Karaoke: Frozen” app peaked at No. 1 on the iPad Entertainment Downloads category in more than 100 countries.
- “Frozen” also took home the prestigious 2015 Property of the Year award during the Toy Industry Association’s annual Toy of the Year Awards. Fans have
- spent 42 billion minutes playing the “Frozen Free Fall” mobile game, and the film also inspired a Code.org initiative to encourage people to learn how to
- code. The adventures of Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven continue in “Frozen Fever,” a new Walt Disney Animation Studios short film, created by the
- original “Frozen” team and debuting in theaters on March 13, 2015, with the new, live-action feature “Cinderella.”
Disney | ABC Television Group
The Disney | ABC Television Group is composed of The Walt Disney Company’s (NYSE: DIS) global entertainment and news television properties, owned television stations, and radio business. This includes ABC, ABC Studios, ABC News, ABC Owned Television Stations Group, Disney Channels Worldwide and ABC Family, as well as Disney | ABC Domestic Television and Disney Media Distribution. The Company’s equity interest in A+E Networks, Hulu and Fusion round out the Group’s portfolio of media businesses.
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, stretching 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 Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Tangled and the Oscar®-winning Big Hero 6.
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