It's been a hot minute since Disney's given us a heroine to root for, but next year's "Frozen" should do the trick. Not to be confused with the horror movie also called "Frozen," this animated flick is loosely based on the fairy tale "The Snow Queen" by Hans Christian Andersen.
Kristen Bell voices Anna, a "fearless optimist" who travels far and wide to find her snowy sister Elsa. Elsa, voiced by actress and singer Idina Menzel, is the Snow Queen, and she's done her icy thing all over the kingdom of Arendelle. (You can see concept art for Arendelle over at the Disney Tumblr. Yes, Disney has a Tumblr!)
This teaser provides a sneak peek at Olaf, a snowman voiced by Josh Gad ("The Internship," "Ice Age: Continental Drift"), and a good-natured, doglike reindeer named Sven. Sven's the sidekick of Kristoff, a rough and tough mountain dude who comes along on Anna's journey. (To protect her from ferocious creatures like Olaf, obviously.) "Glee"'s Jonathan Groff lends his voice to Kristoff, so we can expect quite a bit of singing.
Jennifer Lee, who co-wrote the script for "Wreck-It Ralph," is sharing directorial duties with Chris Buck. She also worked on the screenplay.
Disney's success with projects like "The Princess and the Frog" and "Tangled" has made the young female audience an attractive target demographic for its winter offerings. "Frozen," which play in 3D, glides into theaters on November 27, just in time for the holiday season.