Disney’s "Frozen," Formerly Known as "The Snow Queen," Rumored for Release in 2013
Bleeding Cool and Slashfilm are both reporting that Disney’s upcoming animated film, Frozen, set to be released on November 27, 2013, is actually the previously canceled adaptation of The Snow Queen, based on the story by Hans Christian Anderson. Originally planned as a hand drawn musical, the project has been shelved several times during the development process. Both websites cite unnamed sources that state the film has been resurrected, but will apparently be CGI instead. Presumably the name change from The Snow Queen to Frozen is for marketing purposes, similar to what Disney did their last successful CGI fairy tale film, Tangled.