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For most, the art of "rigging" is something unfamiliar, a term that may bring to mind other professions like those in the maritime or theatrical fields. In reality, they're all connected, but instead of using physical ropes and cables, animation riggers use programs like Maya as tools of their trade. "Without rigging, our characters are really nothing more than digital sculptures," explained Frank Hanner, the Character CG Supervisor on Disney's FROZEN, while speaking to a group of writers on a recent visit to Walt Disney Animation Studios. "It really is the Rigger's job to bring them to life, and they do that by building skeletons of the characters, and finding a way to attach muscles and skin. Finally, they build a set of animation controls that allow the animators to push and pull the characters around." Hmmm, but are they sure that it was wise to hand the keys (a mouse and keyboard, to be specific) to THE ROCK FATHER? If you ever wondered if that lovable snowman Olaf could ROCK, I just might have the answer.

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With the home release of Disney's FROZEN fast-approaching (it comes out on March 18), it's hard to believe that this cinematic and cultural juggernaut just hit theatres a mere three months ago. While I've been promising a Rock Father-style in-depth look at the making of the film (it's coming - stay tuned!), today comes a preview of the bonus features to be found when the Blu-ray hits the streets. Watch as Josh Gad ('Olaf') and Jonathan Groff ('Kristoff') sing about the making of FROZEN... while not really telling you how they made FROZEN. Just take a look...

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