Disney's 'Frozen' Picks Up 'Wreck-It Ralph' Writer to Co-Direct

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The folks at Disney must be pretty happy with the work Jennifer Lee did on the script for Wreck-It Ralph, because they've hired her to co-direct next year's Frozen.

Lee joins Chris Buck in the directors' chairs for the studio's 53rd animated effort, which features the voices of Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel in a comedy-adventure that the synopsis describes thusly:

When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna, a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna’s sister Elsa, the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

Producer Peter Del Vecho says Lee -- who also contributed to Frozen's screenplay -- was a natural choice to co-direct. "Jenn has a real connection to the film and creates dynamic and relatable characters," he explained in a statement. "Her sense of comedy, adventure and story structure paired with Chris Buck’s vast experience and incredible instincts create an ideal situation for this film."

Frozen is set to arrive on traditional and 3D screens on Nov. 27, 2013.

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