Jonathan Groff Lending Voice to Disney’s ‘Frozen’
Disney’s latest animated feature just got a little more Glee-ful. It was just announced by the studio that former Glee star Jonathan Groff will be voicing a character in their upcoming animated film, Frozen. Jonathan will be voicing Kristoff, who is described as an “extreme mountain man.” So, what’s is the comedy-adventure all about, exactly?
According to Disney’s press release, “When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna (voice of Kristen Bell), a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna’s sister Elsa (voice of [Wicked‘s] Idina Menzel), the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, an amazing and comedic snowman named Olaf, Everest-like conditions and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.”
The film was written by Jennifer Lee, was also responsible for penning the screenplay for Disney’s latest animated hit, Wreck-It Ralph. Also, when you mix two Broadway stars (Jonathan and Idina), with music from the Tony-Award winning Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, you know there is bound to be some epic music. Frozen hits theaters on November 27, 2013.
Jonathan isn’t the only Glee star to venture into the animated feature world. Lea Michele, his former Spring Awakening and Glee co-star, is voicing Dorothy in Dorothy of Oz, an animated flick based on The Wizard of Oz. Dorothy of Oz is expected to hit theaters in 2013.
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