Myth: A Frozen Tale dives back into the world of Arendelle and tells the bedtime story of the five elements — streaming soon on Disney+.
Myth: A Frozen Tale is originally a VR short film, but now it is coming to streaming on Disney+! It is a gorgeous magical and musical journey through the world of Arendelle as told as a bedtime story. My whole family loved being back in the world of Frozen!
While we watched the streaming version which is coming to Disney+ soon, I really want to check out the VR version sometime! It has to be incredible to be completely immersed in it. So when offered the chance to attend a filmmaker presentation and Q&A session, I had to say yes!
- Jeff Gipson (Director)
- Brittney Lee (Production Designer)
- Moderated by Producer Nicholas Russell
Myth: A Frozen Tale Fun Facts
During the Myth: A Frozen Tale press junket I learned a lot of fun facts about this short, and bringing it to life in VR, and then from VR to streaming.
- Cycles was Disney’s first VR film and was also directed by Jeff Gipson. There is also a non-VR version on Disney+ as well.
- The inspiration behind Myth? What type of bedtime story would you be told if you grew up in or around Arendelle.
- Jeff also drew inspiration from the history of Disney’s animation like Fantasia, Peter and the Wolf.
- Brittany Lee felt like this project was being pitched directly to her because the pop up book style is so in line with her personal aesthetic.
- Wanted to make each spirit was very definitive in their own color scheme and language.
- The 5th element prism is meant to show that when everything works together there is a beautiful culmination.
- Myth is about the harmony of the elements coming together.
- Joseph Trapanese is the composer for Myth and came into the project very early, making sure each element had their own score.
- Monoliths in the enchanted forest was always a major set piece.
- The family had to be very true to the aesthetic of Frozen so it would be obvious to the viewer.
- They added diamonds in each of the elements.
- Creating a sense of presence of being with each of the characters to the streaming version that is easy to get from the VR version.
- One of Jeff’s biggest inspirations is music videos.
- It felt like a no brainer to bring Evan Rachel Wood in to voice the mother of the story.
- The salamander in the short is the story version of Bruni — which they decided during the interview. They had never discussed it before!
- A lot of the crew had never worked in a real time program before!
About Myth: A Frozen Tale
In an enchanted forest outside of Arendelle, a family sits down for a bedtime story and is transported to a vibrant and mystical world where the elemental spirits (inspired by Disney’s global phenomenon, Frozen 2) come to life and the myth of their past and future is revealed.