Frozen Short Film, Featuring New Song, Slated for Spring 2015

first_imgIt may still be in the sweltering mid-80s in New York, but Frozen remains on our minds. During the September 2 ABC broadcast of The Story of Frozen: Making an Animated Classic, it was revealed that a new animated short based on the Oscar-winning Disney flick will premiere next spring. The film, titled Frozen Fever, will include a new original song from EGOT winner Robert Lopez and his Frozen collaborator and wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez. View Comments According to Variety, Frozen Fever will take place on Anna’s birthday, as Elsa and Kristoff plan to throw her a perfect celebration. But Elsa’s wintery powers may get in the way (once again), putting more than just the party in jeopardy. Olaf, the summer-loving snowman, will also make an appearance. No official word yet on whether the movie’s all-star cast will reprise their vocal performances, but we have a feeling they’ll be on board for a little bit more of the global phenomenon.center_img While we all wait, take a look at this clip from The Story of Frozen below, all about that Oscar-winning tune we’re still singing to ourselves. You have Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez at the piano, director/screenwriter Jennifer Lee and some woman named Idina Menzel, all chatting about the journey of “Let It Go” from conception to hitting the big screen.last_img read more

Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Not Indicted By Grand Jury

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A grand jury in St. Louis, Missouri has declined to indict Darren Wilson, the white Ferguson police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in August, reigniting violent demonstrations from months ago.St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced the decision, which was condemned by the 18-year-old man’s family and supporters. President Barack Obama called for peace, but police and protestors clashed moments after the announcement  9 p.m. Monday.“There was a full investigation,” McCulloch said of the grand jury’s review of 75 hours of testimony from 60 witnesses. “They determined that no probable cause exists.”Two black women, one black man, six white men and three white women comprised the grand jury. They spent three months weighing the evidence to render their decision.Ferguson, Mo. has been a city of unrest since the shooting, with mass protests and demonstrations; many resulting in violent clashes with military-outfitted police and riot squads as well as the state National Guard capturing headlines around the world.Brown’s slaying reignited passionate discussions about racial tension in the United States and fueled debate regarding press freedoms.McCulloch, Obama and Brown’s family urged protestors to use the incident as an opportunity for positive change and not an excuse for violence.“No matter what the grand jury decides, I do not want my son’s death to be in vain,” Obama said, quoting Brown’s father, which later issued a statement saying he was disappointed by the decision.Those calls for peace appeared to be ignored, as protestors were seen on TV news reports throwing tear gas canisters back at police after police tried to disperse the crowd, once it turned unruly.Local businesses in the area had boarded up their windows and several schools in the area had closed early for Thanksgiving break, according to published reports, in anticipation of the verdict. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and also activated the Missouri National Guard.He stood with St. Louis County Executive Charlie A. Dooley and St. Louis Mayor Francis G. Slay Monday evening prior to the grand jury’s decision, jointly calling for “peace, respect and restraint.”“No matter what is announced,” said Dooley, “people will be emotional. I want people to think with their heads, not with their emotions.”“What happened to Michael Brown has deeply divided us,” said Slay, adding a message to protestors. “We will protect your right to peacefully assemble and speak your mind. [But violence and destruction of property] will not be tolerated.“The world will be watching us.”The U.S. Department of Justice is currently conducting a civil investigation into the Ferguson Police Department. That probe is ongoing, but it is unclear when it will be completed.last_img read more

Djokovic, Murray Fight for World Number One in London Final

first_img“I didn’t expect to play a long one with someone with a serve like Milos,” said Murray. “I’m tired. I’ve played so much tennis over the last few months. I’ll give it my best effort – the best of what I have.”Murray was yelling at himself and 17,000 spectators were screaming with every twist and turn before he finally prevailed in an extraordinary contest. He twice failed to serve out the match as the clock ticked past three hours in the final set, and three match points then slipped by in the tie-break.“It was an amazing atmosphere,” added Murray. “The longer the match went on, the louder the crowd got. This is what we play for. Matches like this and arenas like this. This is one of hardest matches I’ve played indoors.”Murray and Djokovic’s unprecedented clash for pole position will end with one of the old rivals finishing the year on top of the world after the Scot shattered his rival’s 122-week reign at number one earlier this month.Fittingly, they will bring the curtain down on the ATP season with both the prestigious Tour Finals title and the top spot up for grabs in today’s final at London’s O2 Arena.Murray is just one win away from capping a dream year in perfect fashion. But Djokovic can say exactly the same after the defending champion thrashed Japan’s Kei Nishikori 6-1, 6-1 in the other semi.Djokovic, who has a 24-10 lead in his head to head with Murray, said: “This is one of the biggest matches we will ever play against each other. The match everybody anticipated. This has never happened in the history of tennis. I’m privileged to be part of history.“My level had been going in the right direction. Now it’s coming up to the last match of the year. I hope we get a great final.”Crucially, Murray might be on his last legs after having to survive a three-hour 39-minute epic against Raonic that ranked as the longest match in Tour Finals history — eclipsing the record mark set when Murray beat Nishikori in three hours and 20 minutes on Wednesday.While Murray’s body has been pushed to its limits this week, Djokovic has enjoyed smooth progress to the final and, unlike his opponent, the world number two will be well rested following his 67-minute demolition of Nishikori.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic will fight to finish as year-end world number one in today’s final of the ATP World Tour Finals in London. The Briton, 29, beat Milos Raonic in a gripping semi-final 5-7 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (11-9) in three hours and 38 minutes to reach his first season-ending final. Djokovic swept past Kei Nishikori 6-1 6-1 in his last four encounter.The winner will end the year top of the world rankings, the first time the battle for the top spot has been fought in the final match of the season.Murray’s earlier victory over Canadian fourth seed Raonic extended the Scot’s winning streak to a career-best 23 matches, stretching back to September. It was Murray’s second lengthy encounter in four days.last_img read more