And Bobby laid down like 18 different tracks and then Jonathan Groff did them 18 times. Why horror fans might recognize the film’s most haunting refrain. And he came in and just blew us all away. Robert Lopez: At the beginning of The Shining. (MORE: New 'Frozen 2' trailer: Anna and Elsa embark on journey into the enchanted forest) The other thing to say about "Into the Unknown" is that it mirrors the whole movie. There were no harmonies yet. The Weezer version blew my mind because it just sounds like a Weezer song. The Oscar-winning husband and wife team behind the music of both "Frozen" films spoke to ABC Audio about how Elsa and Anna's challenges resonated with an audience adjusting to a new normal. I dumped him. Kristen Anderson-Lopez: We're involved, but it's really our partner and our invisible partner in all of this is this incredible guy named Tom McDougal. at the disco? I just think the popularity of something like your own stuff, and then Hamilton and then La-La Land and movie music, I feel like we're just in an upward swing of broader popularity of musical, more receptivity to musicals. Bill Desowitz Nov 25, 2019 6:19 pm You think you're watching in the first one, you're watching a love song. Vanity Fair may earn a portion of sales from products that are purchased through our site as part of our Affiliate Partnerships with retailers. Husband-and-wife "Frozen 2" songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez plunged "Into the Unknown" with 7 original songs. To circle back to sort of the beginning of approaching this project, what are some of the particular challenges of writing a sequel musical, a musical that is a SQL to a project you've already done? So now I just tell people, "This is my husband, he's in Weezer.". One of my favorite things that you guys talked about in the first movie is the way that you snuck the villain song into a classic love song, right? And that's an amazing producer named Jake Sinclair who did both the Weezer track and the Panic! From the awards race to the box office, with everything in between: get the entertainment industry's must-read newsletter. Disney also released a pop version of “Into the Unknown” by Panic! ‘Frozen 2’: Songwriters … Robert Lopez (born February 23, 1975), also known as Bobby Lopez, is an American songwriter of musicals, best known for co-creating The Book of Mormon and Avenue Q, and for co-writing the songs featured in the Disney computer-animated films Frozen, its sequel, Frozen II, and Coco, with his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez. Robert Lopez: "Into the Unknown" is the "I want" song of the show. When "Frozen 2" premiered last year, songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez had no idea of the impact the movie would have on the audience in 2020. Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, the songwriters of Frozen 2, recently weighed in on the movie's relevancy during the pandemic. When "Frozen 2" premiered in theaters last year, songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez had no idea of the impact the movie would have on audiences in 2020. December 9, 2019, 6:04 PM. And he's the one who says like, "Yeah, yeah, yeah, I like it. “Each herd had its own song that it would come to. This is 18 months from now, this will be a finished movie and it'll be great," and I trust in that. And so it is that [singing], and then we really needed to use a real Norwegian who understood kulning, which is a shepherdess, and it's a way that shepherdesses used to call their cattle, each herd had its own song that it would come to. He's the first one that ever hears any of these songs. Sure, it's beautiful. The Walt Disney Co. is the parent company of ABC News. With the clock ticking and less than a year until the world premiere of Frozen 2, the filmmakers, artists, songwriters and cast open their doors to cameras for a six-part documentary series to reveal the hard work, heart, and collaboration it takes to create one of the most highly-anticipated films in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ near-century of moviemaking. I'm from North Carolina, so I have a love of the mountain music too. So then we found this other moment where he's been trying and trying and trying and he's just been left in the woods and we thought this was this great moment for him to feel his feelings in a real way and that there's nothing better than a man feeling his feelings in a real way at a bar. You can hear more from Kristen and Robert in a special bonus episode of ABC Audio's Inside Frozen 2 podcast, available for streaming now. "Frozen 2" songwriters Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez were Inspired to write Olaf's "I Am With You" while in quarantine. Right? "In my 15-year old’s case, the strength to do all this virtual learning and find a way to keep her friendships.". Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel share details on highly anticipated 'Frozen 2', What to know about Ryan Murphy's upcoming star-studded movie, 'The Prom', Inside the making of 'Frozen 2' with film’s animators. So we figured that that voice would be musical and that the new I want song would be a duet with it. They take us … Elsa is the central character this time and we had written a plain vanilla, "I want" song where she was just singing about I seek the truth, that was called "Seek the Truth," and it was a little on the nose and it was a little limp. Idina Menzel’s platinum blonde Queen Elsa is called off to adventure when a … ‘Frozen 2’ songwriters Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez break down their songwriting process when creating an animated musical. Please try again later. 1:30 PM PST 11/27/2019 by Rebecca Ford ... LOPEZ The success of Frozen opened my eyes to the world of women, basically. At the Disco, Kacey Musgraves, Weezer concert sitting in their seats, just like, "What am I going to hear next?" We write them and they have to go through him first before we even give them to the directors. 'Frozen 2' is now in theaters! Kristen Anderson-Lopez: Oh that was the most fun. The Grammy-nominated "Into the Unknown," Kristen added, sums up what many were feeling at the start of the pandemic. By Amy West. It just sort of sat there and we had more collaboration with, with Jen and Chris. All rights reserved. Kristen Anderson-Lopez: Yeah. I remember. Are there any kind of subversions or or unexpected musical surprises that people should be on the lookout for in Frozen II? Video Live And he had told us, or someone had told us that he was going to sing the song in Idina's key and sing those high same high notes that Idina hits. "To me, the main strength of 'Frozen 2' is that it is about change," Robert explained. And what we decided that it would sing is this motif called Dies Irae, it's from a Gregorian chant and it's all associated with death and danger. Idina Menzel’s platinum blonde Queen Elsa is called off to adventure when a haunting musical refrain from an mysterious unknown voice starts waking her up in the middle of the night. The "Frozen 2" soundtrack dropped last week and fans are already humming along to the sequel’s tunes.. And with 46 new songs on the soundtrack, including seven new original songs for each character in the film, it’s hard not to have the songs on repeat and sing along, too. 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