Just a guess, but I think this might be some concept art for Hans. All I really know is that it’s actually Disney
Yes it’s actually Disney, but it’s from 2008. I’m not even sure the artist is working on Frozen now, but who knows? There’s a lot old of concept art out there, there’s now way of knowing if they’ll use any of it in the final movie.
A reindeer visited the studio today for reference for Frozen. She was fun to draw! but sadly she shed both of her antlers during the visit. Here are my sketches of her:
First sketches for Sven, the one-antlered reindeer!
A picture of the Frozen logo at the New York Toy Fair taken by insidethemagic
I actually asked Candance, the PR rep who gave Nancy and I our walk-thru of the Mattel pavilion on Monday afternoon the exact same question. Because — based on my experiences at the Toy Fairs I’ve previously attended — the prototypes for the dolls for Disney’s big holiday release for that year should have been on display. Candance explained that everything was fine. Everyone at Mattel is really excited about the “Frozen” product line. More importantly, that all of the dolls associated with this Walt Disney Animation Studios will be on store shelves six weeks ahead of Frozen’s November 27th release date.
Reading between the lines here, I think that this was more a case that Mattel & Disney are just super-excited about the commercial possibilities associated with “Planes.” And rather than have this DisneyToon Studios production be overshadowed by Disney’s next Princess movie, they just opted not to bring those floor models & prototypes with them when they came to New York to do this year’s American International Toy Fair.
If it’s of any consequence to you, last year while I was Walt Disney Animation Studios, I got to see a lot of concept art for the various characters & settings featured in “Frozen.” And that movie looks just amazing. And based on what I’ve been hearing from WDAS insiders about the way the music & the story are coming together (i.e. the second & third act of this movie are now ridiculously strong. They’re just making some minor tweaks to the first act now to make sure that all of the later story beats pay off to maximum effect), it sounds like a pretty amazing movie.
So please hang in there. I know that you’re itching for “Frozen” news. But it sounds like this late November release from Walt Disney Pictures will really be worth the wait.