Kristen Bell didn't identify with Disney princesses

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 27 November 2013
Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell has revealed she didn't identify with Disney princesses growing up. The actress voices new princess Anna in 'Frozen'

Kristen Bell didn't identify with Disney princesses growing up.

The 33-year-old actress, who voices the latest Disney princess Anna in new film 'Frozen', says she preferred Aladdin to animated favourites such as Cinderella, Snow White and Belle from 'Beauty and the Beast'.

Quizzed about her favourite Disney princess as a child, Bell told Total Film magazine: "Actually, a combination of Ariel ['The Little Mermaid'] and Aladdin. I know Aladdin isn't technically a princess, but I needed someone with a little more mojo, and a little less oestrogen."

'Frozen' will also features voices from Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad.

It was recently revealed that British comedian Jack Whitehall has also voiced a special role for the film, playing Gothi the Troll Priest, a spiritual leader and officiator of weddings who appears with a host of trolls in one of the songs in the film.

He said in a statement: "It's very exciting to be lending my voice to a Disney animated movie. I'm a big Disney fan and 'Robin Hood' and 'The Lion King' were my favourites growing up.

"I'm delighted to be voicing one of the comedy characters in 'Frozen' and hopefully one day Disney will give me a bigger part!"

'Frozen' is in cinemas on December 6.


  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • US
  • 1h 48min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
  • Cast: Voices of Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Idina Menzel
  • UK release: 6 December 2013

Princess Anna (Bell) is disturbed to find that her sister Elsa (Menzel) can create ice and snow, but when Elsa goes into exile the kingdom freezes, and Anna and friends must find her. With no celebrity voice-overs or pop culture gags, just a venerable story, good songs and classic characters, it's an old-fashioned delight.

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