Jennifer Lee is getting a bit of a promotion, as after being one of the writers on this year’s Disney flick, Wreck-It Ralph, Walt Disney Animation Studios has asked her to join Chris Buck at the helm of its 53rd full-length animated feature, Frozen, which is slated for the big screen on Nov. 27, 2013. Lee also contributed to the film’s screenplay.
Featuring the voices of Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, in Frozen a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter. Anna, a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna’s sister Elsa, the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.
Frozen producer Peter Del Vecho commented, “Jenn has a real connection to the film and creates dynamic and relatable characters. Her sense of comedy, adventure and story structure paired with Chris Buck’s vast experience and incredible instincts create an ideal situation for this film.”
Lee’s been busy as he screen adaptation of John Steinbeck’s The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights is being produced by Troika, and she has an original screenplay in development with Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way, while her original script Lucid Dreams was optioned by Wolfgang Petersen’s Radiant Productions. (Source: THR)