By Stephanie Ciccarelli
October 30, 2013
In less than a month, Disney will release its 53rd animated feature film, "Frozen" complete with a celebrity voice cast lead by actress Kristen Bell.
Elements of Frozen were loosely based on a fairy tale written by celebrated Danish author, Hans Christian Andersen, a longtime source Disney has used to inspire films such as The Little Mermaid, The Emperor's New Groove based upon The Emperor's New Clothes, the animated short The Ugly Duckling and now Frozen based on Andersen's The Snow Queen.
There's no doubt that Hans Christian Andersen + Disney = Success. The question I'm asking is, will the fact that Disney has a celebrity voice cast make a significant impact on the number of seats filled on opening weekend?
Have your say in today's VOX Daily!
What are you doing this Thanksgiving?
While most people will congregate around family, food and football, millions of Americans will make their way to their nearest cinema to see Disney's upcoming release, Frozen. Set to open just before winter takes hold, the animated film draws upon a fairy tale called The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen, and in typical Disney fashion, a celebrity voice cast stepped up to the mic.
Disney specializes in great storytelling, and with amazing source material to work from, the story itself serves as the main attraction. Let's not forget the celebrity factor though as it does play a role.
It may be said that familiar voices are more easily heard, but when it comes to storytelling and voice acting in particular, a good storyteller is just that...a good storyteller. Your child will not know the difference between a performance by Kristen Bell and the talented workaday voice actor down the street, but for those who keep tabs on such things, the allure of celebrity may influence their viewing choices and help boost box office sales.
What do you think?
Does the voice cast have anything to do with why you see movies at the theatre?
Looking forward to hearing from you!
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