When one Glee star is in a movie, you can guarantee we’ll be at the theater with bells on as soon as the movie opens. Case in point: We loved Girl Most Likely, starring the always amazing Darren Criss. But when not one but two Glee stars are in a movie, well… let’s just say we’re ready to start camping out in front of the theater at this very moment.
The upcoming Disney animated film Frozen — based loosely on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen — hits theaters on November 27, the day before Thanksgiving, and the fun-filled family film is a veritable Vocal Adrenaline reunion. That’s right: Both Jonathan Groff (Jesse) and Idina Menzel (Shelby) voice characters in the film. Get excited!
Disney has just released the film’s first full trailer, which is totally exceeding our already high expectations. In the film, Jonathan voices Kristoff, who has to help a fair maiden named Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell) stop her less-friendly sister from turning the kingdom into a frozen wasteland. Hence, the title.
And though we don’t hear her in the trailer, the evil sister is voiced by the glorious Idina. We think this is perfect casting, since Idina certainly knows a thing or two about evil characters, having originated the role of Elphaba in Wicked.
Part of what we love about the trailer is that the characters are not as together as you might assume. “You want to talk about a problem? I sell ice for a living,” Kristoff tells Anna as they’re surrounded by ice and snow. And later, when Anna accidentally falls on Kristoff in a boat, she tells him, “This is awkward — not you’re awkward. Just because you’re... I’m awkward. You’re gorgeous. Wait, what?” Love it!
Our only complaint — other than that we don’t get to see Jonathan’s beautiful, beautiful face in the movie — is that the trailer doesn’t feature the cast doing any singing, which is a real waste, given the talent involved. But we see Anna smack a bad guy with a guitar at one point, so we’re hoping that guitar might be used not just for hitting but also for playing hit songs.
Okay, so now we seriously cannot wait to see this movie. It means our three favorite things are together at last: Jonathan, Idina, and ridiculously large tubs of popcorn. What more do you want?