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The 'Frozen' ride is finally coming to Disney World

Hold onto your clogs because for the first time in forever, a Frozen ride is coming to Disney World!

After months of speculations and wishes among fans, Disney Parks confirmed Friday that a new attraction based on the hit animated film will replace the Maelstrom ride, in the Norway section of Epcot’s World Showcase. Construction is beginning now, and though no exact timeline has been given, you can bet it will take longer than building a snowman. READ FULL STORY

Kristen Bell surprises fans at 'Frozen Sing-Along' in Hollywood

Fans at opening night of the Frozen Sing-Along at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood got more than they wished for when the movie’s star Kristen Bell came out to introduce the special screening. “There is no way to foresee a movie’s success or how much it would touch people,” Bell exclusively told EW before taking the stage. “You strive to make the best movie possible and I felt like we did that.”

Bell was joined by her film counterpart Princess Anna, her sister, Queen Elsa, and even snow, a rare sight in California. The snow of course was fake, but the joy was real for the hundreds of fans present, some even dressed for bed to celebrate a pajama-themed night.

(You may be surprised by the number of Frozen-themed pajamas out there, but the highest-grossing animated film of all time has created a mini empire that includes branded costumes and dolls, many of which were proudly on display Friday night).

“I don’t even know how to digest any of that,” Bell says of the film’s financial success. “I don’t know if it will seem normal in my lifetime.”

Normal for Bell these days is getting ready to welcome her second child with husband Dax Sheperd  (daughter Lincoln was born last March). “I couldn’t imagine not changing diapers 24 hours a day last summer,” she says. Though she may still be best known as Veronica Mars, Bell got her start performing on stage, and began studying opera at the age of 11. “I sang only in Italian till I was 13 or 14,” she says.

After making her Broadway debut in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, a return to a musical role is a dream come true for the self-proclaimed Disney fanatic. “It’s especially invigorating because music is what brought me to performing and acting in general,” Bell says. “From doing so much non-singing work and being satisfied with that to have it then be able to reincorporate music into what you do as a performer — which is hopefully tell a good story — it feels weirdly full circle. To be able to do it is one thing, to be hired to do it is really lucky.”

Disney’s Frozen Sing-Along is playing at the El Capitan through September 7th and special edition DVD will be released November 18.

 

The 'Frozen'-'Fifty Shades' mash-up you never asked for is here

There’s no reason for you to watch this video. You could turn back now. Take the blue pill, etc. The facts are simply that, in the depths of the internet, like Pandora’s box, there lies a pop-culture relic too frightening not to open.

The Youtube user Tranceart Violeta made a near-perfect mash-up of the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer and footage from Disney’s Frozen. Princess Anna takes the role of Dakota Jonson’s Ana, while Hans is Jamie Dornan’s Christian Grey (of course).

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Idina Menzel isn't the only mom who sings 'Let it Go'

We don’t mean to burst your Frozen bubble, but Idina Menzel doesn’t sing “Let it Go” to her 4-year-old son Walker all the time. “He tells me to shut up,” Menzel tells EW Radio’s Julia Cunningham and Mario Correa with a laugh. “He’s, like, over it. He doesn’t want to hear me sing.” Instead, he and his mother, currently on Broadway in If/Then, make up their own songs at bath time.

Even more adorable: Her son gets confused when he tells other kids that his mom sings “Let it Go,” and they insist, “So do our moms.” READ FULL STORY

'80s TV stars sing 'Let It Go'

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While listening to Frozen’s “Let It Go,” have you ever thought, “Patrick Stewart and/or a bunch of other ’80s TV stars would make this gem even better”? No? Well, video producer Jim Cliff went ahead and edited together clips from over 60 different ’80s television shows to make a new, Tom Selleck-filled version of “Let It Go” anyway—and yes, Stewart’s Captain Jean-Luc Picard even joins in on the chorus.

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Video: Why 'Frozen' scared Bob Saget

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The title of Bob Saget’s book, Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian, shouldn’t surprise anyone who’s familiar with his career. But his answers to our Pop Culture Personality Test will. Watch it below. READ FULL STORY

Katniss, Elsa, Khaleesi predicted to be among 2014's most popular baby names

In a year with several successful franchises starring women, it’s no surprise that girls’ names are getting a pop-culture boost.

Nameberry.com has released its mid-year prediction of the most popular baby names of 2014. Imogen and Asher took the top spots, but the big news is the arrival of Khaleesi (of Game of Thrones at number 18) and Elsa (of Frozen at number 88) in the top 100 projections for most popular. They join Katniss (of The Hunger Games), which occupies an impressive spot as the predicted 14th most popular girls’ name, and Hazel, which got a Fault in Our Stars boost to land at number 13.

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Why Seth Gabel's son is lucky: His godfather is Olaf from 'Frozen'

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Things that might surprise you about Salem star Seth Gabel: He credits Josh Gad, whom he’s known since kindergarten, with getting him into acting. He remembers the movie Twins fondly. And he has a well articulated theory about what Beavis and Butthead represented.

Hear it below when you watch him take our EW Pop Culture Personality Test. READ FULL STORY

'Frozen' triggers an Elsa baby boom

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And so it was written: A generation from now, the pregnant Elsas and Khaleesis of the world will look to their own pop culture before choosing trendy names for their own children.

Yes, British website BabyCentre.com has reported that for the first time, the name Elsa has cracked the top 100 most popular names, due in part to the massive success of the Disney animated feature Frozen. The trend isn’t entirely surprising: Baby names often follow pop culture trends. BabyCentre also pointed out that Logan, Wolverine’s name in X-Men, was popular with the guys, and who could forget the recent arrival of Khaleesi in the baby name game? READ FULL STORY

Note to movie studios: Give trolls their due!

Trolls are having a moment. Yesterday, DreamWorks announced that Anna Kendrick would star in Trolls, an animated musical based on the creepy children’s toys. Last week, Laika released the trailer for The Boxtrolls, which combats trolls’ reputation as monsters, depicting them instead as silly magical creatures living peacefully in the sewers. And last year, Frozen featured a gaggle of friendly, wise trolls who adopted leading man Kristoff and gave leading lady Anna a hand when she needed their help.

All of these creatures stand in pretty sharp contrast to various Old Norse myths, which establish a few basic trollish characteristics: they’re magical, strong, not very smart, human-hungry, and vulnerable to the sun, which turns them into stone. While this cuddly new breed of trolls may be magical, they’re also cute and amiable. And that’s a shame.

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