The film comes from the director of ‘Tangled’ and the songwriting duo behind ‘Frozen’.
Disney has announced that the next famous tale the studio will be tackling is classic Jack and the Beanstalk which is set to become an animated feature titled Gigantic. The new project was announced during the D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center in California on Friday and production is said to have already begun.
Songwriting duo Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez are working on Disney’s Gigantic.
Directing will be Nathan Greno who is best known for his work on 2010’s Tangled and sequel Tangled Ever After. “We hope this will be the definitive version of Jack and the Beanstalk, with comedy and deep emotion,” said Greno told the audience at D23.
Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez will provide Neil Patrick Harris with a musical number worthy of the Academy Awards.
Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, the Oscar winning team behind Frozen’s megahit ‘Let it Go’, will be bringing their talents to this year’s Academy Awards ceremony, by penning an original musical number for host Neil Patrick Harris.
This year's Oscars host Neil Patrick Harris
The announcement was made by the ceremony’s producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who said that the two are currently constructing "an original multimedia musical sequence" called "Moving Pictures.”
The due behind the hugely successful songs of Disney's Frozen have announced a new musical, but what can we expect from the production?
Anything Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez put their name to will immediately turn to gold given the monumental success of Frozen and their hugely respectable selection of highly regarded past projects. The animated Disney film not only won an Oscar for the song “Let It Go”, which featured Idina Menzel on vocals, but also attracted audiences so extensive it helped cement the film as the biggest Disney smash in years. Children were enraptured by the soaring anthems penned by the Lopez duo whilst it also found acceptance and admiration from adults.
The songwriting duo celebrate winning the Oscar for Best Original Song.
They also provided the music for 2011’s stage adaptation of Winnie The Pooh as well as the stage translation of Finding Nemo. Robert Lopez has also won accolades for his song writing that helped spur South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s The Book Of Mormon, as well as puppet-based musical Avenue Q, to box-office smashes. The next venture from the in-vogue song writing duo will be the stage musical Up Here which is set for a run at San Diego’s La Jolla Playhouse during the 2015-16 season.
Following up their massive success with Frozen's 'Let It Go,' Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez have a new musical called 'Up Here.'
Just when you thought that you might've escaped 'Let It Go,' think again. The triple platinum, Academy Award winning track taken from Disney's smash hit, Frozen, may not be everywhere you look anymore, but that doesn't mean the creators of it are going away with it. The songwriters of 'Let It Go' are keeping busy as husband and wife duo Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez are gearing up to unveil a brand new project: a romantic comedy musical entitled 'Up Here,' set for a debut in 2015. The musical, which will open at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, California is directed by Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers.
Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez have a new musical called 'Up Here'
The show is about the main character Don, who is "an ordinary guy with a boring social life, an unused gym membership and a lot going on upstairs. When he finds a potential spark with Lindsay, his attempts at love are jeopardized by his chaotic subconscious mind." Seems interesting enough! As the Lopez's are finished with all aspects of the show, including all of the songs, it's enough to get us excited, but could they have another Frozen-like production on their hands? How about another 'Let It Go'? The producer of 'Up Here,' Scott Sanders, says "it is witty, it is wicked smart, it is irreverent, and it's youthful in its energy. It will appeal to a broad audience but it certainly will be something that even Millennials will relate to."
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The award winning husband and wife team behind 'Frozen' are planning a new musical.
Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez - the Oscar-winning and now very rich husband-and-wife team behind the movie 'Frozen' - are plotting an original romantic comedy musical called 'Up Here'. Prestigious Californian theater company La Jolla Playhouse said on Tuesday that the show will be part of its 2015-2016 season and will be directed by Tony Award winner Alex Timbers.
Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez Wrote the Songs for Disney's 'Frozen'
'Up Here' will tell the story of a man who falls in love and is described as ".about moving past ourselves - and those little voices in our head - to find happiness." Lopez and Anderson-Lopez have written the songs, lyrics and story.
Continue reading: Songwriters Behind 'Let It Go' Plot Romantic Comedy Musical 'Up Here'
Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Bobby Lopez - Frozen World Premiere at El Capitan Theater, attended by scores of celebrities and their families - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 20th November 2013