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Frozen Karaoke App 04Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) and Walt Disney Records announced the launch of “Disney Karaoke: Frozen,” an app based on the highest grossing animated film of all time, Frozen. The app is available now in the Music and Entertaiment category of the App Store. The app includes moves clips and nine songs fromt he triple Platinum-selling soundtrack.

The “Disney Karaoke: Frozen” app allows consumers to listen, sing along, and record their own voice through an assortment of nine songs from the film, including “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?,” “For the First Time in Forever,” “Love is An Open Door,” the Academy Award-winning hit, “Let It Go,” and more. To further enrich the consumer experience, the app allows fans to follow the lyrics with a snowflake and save recordings to a gallery. It can also be used with AirPlay®, offering singers the opportunity to play the music on television screens in their living room.

Disney Karaoke: Frozen” is the next installment in a growing collection of digital apps by DPW that invites fans of all ages to re-live the stunning big-screen comedy adventure featuring fearless optimist, Anna, and her sister, Elsa. “Frozen Storybook Deluxe” was the first to launch in the collection and has since hit the Top 10 iPad Kids Category for downloads in 114 different countries and a Top 10 iPad Entertainment Category for downloads in 118 different countries. Later this year, additional Frozen apps will be unveiled to extend engagement of the franchise through unique and immersive digital storytelling.

“As we continue to extend Disney franchises across digital platforms, there is nothing more exciting than exploring the ways in which we can reach today’s consumers in deeper, more engaging ways with our incredible stories and characters,” said Lyle Underkoffler, vice president, Digital Media. “The ‘Disney Karaoke: Frozen’ app celebrates the beautiful music that everyone knows and loves, but it also allows fans to experience the movie anytime and anywhere in a highly active and uniquely Disney way.”

Josh GadJosh Gad, the voice of Olaf in Frozen, and his writing partner Ryan Dixon are developing an untitled comedy/family adventure movie for Disney. The project marks his first post-Frozen collaboration with Disney, having won an Annie Award for voicing Olaf the snowman in the Oscar-winning toon.

Josh has made himself quite busy after the success of Frozen, including Pixels at Sony, The Wedding Ringer at Screen Gems and Gilligan’s Island at Warner Bros. He’s also starring with Billy Crystal in FX’s The Comedians, which was picked up to series last month. He next appears in Zach Braff’s crowdfunded film Wish I Was Here.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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The “Frozen” soundtrack seems frozen for another week at No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, and is looking to tie a record performance by music from a Disney animated film.

The soundrack logged a ninth non-consecutive week at the top with sales of 149,000 (off 8%), according to Nielsen SoundScan data for the week ending April 6. Another week at the pinnacle will tie the chart-topping performance of “The Lion King,” which reigned in 1994-95. The album will likely top sales of 2 million next week.

Frozen - AnnaDisney’s animated tentpole “Frozen” has continued its wildly successful run in international markets to become to biggest animated pic ever, bringing its total to $1.072 billion this weekend after opening in its final market, Japan.

The competition to beat was another Disney/Pixar title, “Toy Story 3,” which grossed $1.063 billion in 2010. “Frozen” earned $398.4 million domestically and $674 million internationally to take the title.

In its run overseas, “Frozen” has become the top Disney or Pixar film in 27 territories. It has grossed $50.5 million in Japan thus far, and also broke into the top ten films of all time globally at the box office this weekend.

Source: Variety

In an interview with Billboard Magazine, Idina Menzel finally told her side of the story:

That threw me for a minute, but then I just got back on track and reminded myself of where I was,” says Menzel of John Travolta’s now-infamous flubbing of her name at this year’s Oscars. “He was really gracious and sent this gorgeous email, and we’re buddies and it’s all cool.” He also sent flowers, and thanks to the “Grease” actor’s error, she’s a household name — twice over. “Please. I mean, I’ve only benefited from it.”

470937441TM00225_86th_Annua24-hours after calling Idina Menzel, “Adele Dazeem” before her performance of Frozen’s “Let It Go,” John Travolta attempted to explain what happened.

“I’ve been beating myself up all day,” Travolta said in a statement obtained by Today. “Then I thought … what would Idina Menzel say? She’d say, ‘Let it go, let it go!’ Idina is incredibly talented and I am so happy Frozen took home two Oscars Sunday night!”

Idina Menzel stops by the Tonight Show Music Room to perform the Oscar-winning song “Let It Go” from Disney’s “Frozen.” (Instrument list below)

Jimmy Fallon – toy blocks, bass drum, Casio keyboard
Idina Menzel – triangle
Questlove – kazoo, jingle sticks
Mark Kelley – kazoo
Kamal Gray – xylophone
James Poyser – melodica
Luke – ukulele
Tuba Gooding Jr. – lemon shaker
Frank Knuckles – bongos
Black Thought — tambourine, chimes