***Disclosure: I attended The #DisneyFrozenEvent . My flight, lodgings, and expenses were covered by Disney and myself. All opinions are 100% mine. Pictures by myself.***
Inside this building there are magical things happening daily. The people who work here genuinely love to come work every day and I would too. They re-decorate according to what film they are working on. I’ve seen it as the Hundred Acre Wood for Winnie The Pooh. I’ve seen it decked out with video games and inspired for Wreck It Ralph, but seeing decorated with Frozen everywhere was jaw dropping. The colors were so vibrant. The artwork even made you think you were colder. All I could keep thinking was THIS is where Imagination plays daily. THIS is where the magic happens. I can go in that building 100 times and still be awestruck every time. Check out some of the artwork on the walls:
Then it was time for our rigging session for Olaf. Remember when I rigged Ralph from Wreck It Ralph? I thought since I had used the program before I would be able to do more….WRONG. It amazes me that these guys can use this program for hours to make one simple scene.
What is rigging?
Before a 3D character model can be handed over to the team of animators, it must be bound to a system of joints and control handles so that the animators can pose the model. This process is typically completed by artists known as character technical directors (TDs), or riggers.
Disney veteran Director Chris Buck (“Tarzan”) and first-time Director Jennifer Lee (co-writer, “Wreck-It Ralph”). They were joined with longtime Disney Producer Peter Del Vecho (“The Princess & the Frog”, “Winnie the Pooh”) to give us a behind the scenes look into the making of Frozen. From production it probably about two and a half years all together to finish the film. Jennifer joined the project a little bit later, she was finishing up on Wreck It Ralph when they snatched her. The original story by Hans Christian Andersen is about love versus negativity or fear, but The Snow Queen herself was like an enigma. They kept her a villain for a long time and it wasn’t wasn’t resonating, it wasn’t the story they wanted to tell. They didn’t want to tell a good versus evil story. Then Chris had pitched a wonderful concept of looking at an act of true love could be a different thing and that’s when they decided Elsa and Anna were to be sisters.
PLUS, we had a voiceover session and…..well all I can say it I “Let It Go” and went with it so I’ll provide you a laugh for about 5 minutes next week. Until then make sure you go see Frozen IN THEATERS November 27!!!