Disney+’s Myth: A Frozen Tale Fun Facts

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Myth: A Frozen Tale dives back into the world of Arendelle and tells the bedtime story of the five elements — streaming soon on Disney+.

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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!

Participating Talent:

  • Jeff Gipson (Director)
  • Brittney Lee (Production Designer)
  • Moderated by Producer Nicholas Russell 

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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.

“Myth: A Frozen Tale” Premieres Friday, February 26th on Disney+!

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