‘Frozen’ Is Coming to the Small Screen in a Surprising Way

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Fans of the animated Disney movie Frozen will be excited to hear that the franchise is making its way to the small screen. The ABC fantasy-drama series Once Upon a Time wrapped up its third season on Sunday night and the end of the episode featured an actress playing the Frozen protagonist Elsa appearing in the fictional town of Storybrooke, Maine where the show takes place. Right after the episode aired on Sunday, Once Upon a Time tweeted that Frozen would be coming to the show.

Once Upon a Time is about a group of fairytale characters who, under the influence of a powerful curse, are transported to modern day New England with little to no memory of their past lives. The town of Storybrooke has the Evil Queen Regina, who is responsible for the curse, as its mayor. The un-cursed daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming is the only person who can stand up to the Evil Queen and get the characters’ memories back. The series has received generally favorable reviews from critics, with a 66 percent average rating on Metacritic.

The show’s producers Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz sat down with Entertainment Weekly to spill some more details about the role of Elsa and possibly other characters from Frozen in the show’s next season. “We saw the movie and collectively the whole writers’ room just loved it. It was our favorite film. What we loved so much about Elsa was she was perceived to be a villain, but of course we understood that she was misunderstood,” Kitsis said of the decision to add Elsa to the cast.

When asked if any other characters from Frozen would appear on the show, Horowitz said: “Yeah — we’d be disappointed if Elsa was the only one we saw, but we’re not quite ready yet to tell you who else we may encounter.”

You’d have to have spent the last six months living in a cave to not have heard of Frozen, the newest Disney animated movie that has become a global phenomenon. Frozen has smashed box office records around the world and is currently the highest grossing animated film of all time. The film’s soundtrack has topped the charts for months and the song “Let It Go” performed by Idina Menzel won the Oscar for best original song. Disney CEO Bob Iger pointed to the success of the film when presenting the company’s second-quarter earnings earlier this week

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