A look at the influential music that shapes the film
COMMENT | It's not long now until Disney release their latest animated feature in cinemas, but prior to 'Frozen's' December 6th opening, the official soundtrack is out at the beginning of this week.
The collection proved an influential factor when it came for the film's director Jennifer Lee (screenwriter of 'Wreck-It Ralph') to devise the final scenes. Lee said, "'Let It Go' was the first song that we all knew belonged in the film because it helped shape Elsa's character."
The addition of a Demi Lovato song will surely make the soundtrack a commercial success; with the film itself currently rating a strong 8.1 on IMDb and a string of very positive reviews have only built anticipation for the film.
'Frozen's' composer, Christophe Beck, expressed how 'Disney really value music' before noting just how important it is for the type of movie on offer. He said, "In animation, versus action, the music is really integral to the storytelling -- it does some of the heavy lifting when it comes to communicating the emotion." And I'd agree. The soundtrack is full of wonderful, diverse tracks ranging from jolly and upbeat, to sorrowful and poignant.
With Beck working closely with Lopez and Anderson-Lopez in arranging both songs and their melodies, the process went a step further with the tune 'Do You Want to Build a Snowman?'. It features the film's lead voiceover Kristen Bell who gets in on the singing action with a personal, relatable touch. Lee expresses how it's 'all woven together beautifully' and after listening to the soundtrack it does culminate in a pleasant, soothing array of instrumental music and bouncy musical numbers akin to Disney classics audiences are familiar with.
Will you be seeing 'Frozen'? Do you intend to purchase the soundtrack, too? Mike indulges in all genres, with a particular affinity for animation -- specifically Pixar. His favourite films include 'Toy Story', 'Lost In Translation', 'The Shining' and 'Jurassic Park'. For more thoughts on movies and other such frivolity, follow him on Twitter.