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You would think that a real-life Disney princess would somehow be different, right? Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell spent years living as normal mortals, but as the stars of Frozen they've been escalated into a whole new realm… right?

Having spoken to them in person a few weeks ago at the New York City junket for Frozen, I cannot confirm sightings of birds who help them get dressed in the morning, or orchestras waiting to back them up in case they want to burst into song. They mostly looked like the actresses you recognize from Enchanted or Veronica Mars-- though fully aware of the pressure that comes when you're about to become heroines to an entire generation of little girls. In Frozen they voice a pair of royal sisters living in a small Nordic village, torn apart when the older sister Elsa (Menzel) demonstrates her powers over ice and snow and flees to the mountains. The younger one, Anna (Bell), goes after her to try and end the storm that Elsa has caused-- as she memorably says in the film's trailer, "That's no blizzard, that's my sister."

In the videos below, Menzel talks about her own childhood experiences with trying not to show off her talents (much as Elsa does with her icy powers), while Bell admits that, even though she's got a gorgeous Anna doll in her house, she doesn't have the guts to listen to it talk:





On the next page you can see more interviews, with the voice of the happy-go-lucky snowman Olaf (Josh Gad) and the film's director Jennifer Lee with producer Peter del Vecho.
Gad has appeared in movies like Love and Other Drugs and Jobs, he really made his name with a co-lead role in Broadway's The Book of Mormon, in which he played the schlubby, truth-challenged missionary Elder Price. Gad showed off singing skills in that show but really brings it home in Frozen with "In Summer," a number about what his enchanted, talking snowman will get up to when it finally gets warm. That talking snowman is already a clear breakout star from the film, and both Gad and I are now the proud owners of talking Olaf dolls-- though his is the only one that specifically terrifies his dog.



Finally, we have Jennifer Lee and Peter del Vecho, the latest people tasked with the enormous challenge of continuing Disney's legacy for princess films. Lee joined the production just last year as a director, after the success of the studio's Wreck-It Ralph, which she co-wrote. Del Vecho has worked as a producer on projects like Winnie the Pooh and Chicken Little, and has previous princess experience thanks to The Princess and the Frog. Below they talk about what it takes to carry on the studio legacy while also making their own unique film.