"Frozen" News: Finding a Diva in 41 Languages & International 3D Society Awards
Variety reports that Disney’s Frozen was a big winner at the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society’s 3D Creative Arts Awards on January 28, 2014, alongside Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity. Frozen won the society’s best animated 3D feature and best stereography – animation awards, while Gravity won in multiple categories including best live action 3D feature, best stereography – live action, best 3D scene of the Year, and best 2D-to-3D Conversion. Other animation-related awards include Pixar Animation winning the Sir Charles Wheatstone Award for education and distinguished achievement in 3D storytelling, Jeffrey Katzenberg taking home the Harold Lloyd Filmmaker Award, Space Pirate Captain Harlock winning best international animated feature, and Oscar-nominated short “Mr. Hublot” winning best international animated short.
Elsewhere, BusinessMirror looks at the effort to internationalize Frozen into 41 languages, focusing on the efforts of Rick Dempsey, senior vice president of Creative Disney Character Voices International. Among other topics, Dempsey discusses the growing number of localizations required for movies in each passing year and the specific challenges in finding foreign-language analogues to Idina Menzel’s performance as Elsa, especially for the character’s musical numbers.