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April 16, 2014

'Frozen's' Success at the Box Office and Beyond

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
Since bringing its big chill to theaters around the world this past November, "Frozen" has experienced quite a storm of success, earning top marks at the box office and on countless film review lists. See how Walt Disney Animation Studios’ latest release continues to break the ice—and recently claimed its place as the biggest animated movie of all time.
March 4, 2014

Walt Disney Animation Studios Celebrates 'Frozen' on Oscar Sunday

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
On Oscar® Sunday, the "Frozen" team cheered as Disney’s latest animated feature won the Best Animated Feature category. It was a historic night for Walt Disney Animation Studios as they also celebrated their first animated feature Oscar win in the category's 13-year history. Watch the team's reaction in the video above.
March 3, 2014

'Frozen' Wins Two Oscars and Reaches Billion Dollar Mark at Global Box Office

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios

Yesterday, Frozen celebrated twin (triple?) accomplishments, as it was named Best Animated Feature at the Academy Awards® (and also won Best Original Song for “Let It Go”) while it simultaneously surpassed the $1 billion milestone at the global box office!

February 19, 2014

'Frozen' Q&A with Olaf Animator Hyrum Osmond

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
The great news continues for "Frozen"! The film, which won the BAFTA Award for best animated film this weekend, recently passed $955 million at the worldwide box office; it’s doing particularly well in South Korea, where it has held the No. 1 spot for five straight weeks and is already the biggest animated release of all time.
January 29, 2014

Weekend Forecast: 'Frozen' Sing-Along Sweeps Into Theaters

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
We promise we didn’t time the release of "Frozen," the latest animated hit from Walt Disney Animation Studios, to the historic polar vortex that has blanketed the country in snow and subzero temperatures. That was a serious stroke of uncanny timing. But our recently announced theatrical sing-along engagement of "Frozen" has something very specific to thank for its timing: The film has hit a chord with audiences. Fan response has been incredible. We can’t count the YouTube covers, fan sites and GIFs that have sprung up in the past few weeks!
January 13, 2014

Everything Coming Up 'Frozen'

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
While most of the U.S. remains bundled up against the winter weather, it feels a little like springtime at The Walt Disney Studios—and not only because we’re in still-sunny Southern California (yes, it’s about 70 degrees as I write this). But good news is blossoming everywhere for "Frozen," our 53rd animated feature film from Walt Disney Animation Studios. Last night the film took home the Golden Globe for best animated film—the same day it crossed the $700 million milestone at the global box office.
January 3, 2014

Disney News This Week: Lucasfilm and Marvel Join Forces to Publish 'Star Wars' Comics, 'Frozen' Crosses $500 Million in Worldwide Box Office, Rose and Fiesta Bowls on ESPN

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Just this morning, Lucasfilm and Marvel Entertainment released their first big announcement for 2014. The two are joining forces to bring new "Star Wars" adventures, with Marvel granted exclusive rights to create and publish "Star Wars" comics and graphic novels beginning in 2015. In fact, the agreement marks a homecoming for the "Star Wars" comic books. If you didn’t know, Marvel Comics published the first "Star Wars" comic book, "Star Wars" #1, in March 1977, which went on to sell more than 1 million copies. Thereafter, Marvel Comics published its "Star Wars" series for nine years.
December 27, 2013

Disney News This Week: New 'Million Dollar Arm' Trailer Released, 'Frozen' on Billboard 200 and Holidays at Disneyland Resort

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Walt Disney Pictures released a brand-new trailer for "Million Dollar Arm," dated for domestic release on May 16, 2014. The story follows sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) as he concocts a scheme to find baseball’s next great pitching ace. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher he can turn into a Major League Baseball star, JB travels to India to produce a reality show competition called “Million Dollar Arm.”
December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas from The Walt Disney Company

By Billy Stanek, The Walt Disney Company
D23: The Official Disney Fan Club asked artists from around The Walt Disney Company what their favorite characters would most want for the holiday season.
September 27, 2013

New ‘Frozen’ Trailer Debuts, 18th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Begins, ‘Disney’s Planes’ Premieres in the Air

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company

Did you just feel that frosty breeze? With Frozen's big screen debut being just around the corner, prepare to get a chilly preview of the film in this week's news roundup, along with some additional updates from around the Company!