View Comments Star Files Disney’s Frozen Listen up, because this is music to our frostbitten ears! Since you’ve already seen Frozen at least twice in theaters, bought the soundtrack on iTunes and memorized all of Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez’s awesome lyrics—it’s time to get serious. According to Deadline.com, Disney has announced that they’ll release a sing-along version of the animated blockbuster in theaters on January 31.Theatergoers will be able to join in the chorus of all of their favorite tunes from the film including “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?,” “Fixer Upper,” “Love Is an Open Door” and the Oscar-nominated “Let It Go.” This version will feature on-screen lyrics, and viewers will be able follow a bouncing snowflake to show you which word to sing at that time.”Frozen fans have embraced the film’s original songs and its soundtrack with such passion—there are countless YouTube videos from people singing songs like ‘Let It Go’—we decided to create a version that would celebrate that enthusiasm,” said Disney’s Dave Hollis, in a statement.Frozen won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature and is the front-runner to capture that prize at the Oscars, too. The Disney Animation musical has taken in more than $337 million domestically and $763 million worldwide since its record-breaking Thanksgiving opening. Idina Menzel
France defender Koscielny has become an integral part of the Gunners’ rearguard and developed a good understanding with Germany international Per Mertesacker, as captain Thomas Vermaelen continues to recover from a back injury. The 28-year-old, signed from Lorient in July 2010, believes he has now fully adjusted his game to match the demands of the hustle-and-bustle of the English top flight, learning how to best respond to any untimely errors. “I feel that I’m better, better in quite a lot of areas. I have more confidence in challenges, I feel that I hurt opponents more,” Koscielny said in an interview with French newspaper L’Equipe. “I need to be more aggressive, though, but in all areas I have gained in physical presence. However, you will never hear me say I am an undisputed first-choice for club or country. “Repeatedly playing in big games allows you to acquire experience. I still make mistakes, a bad clearance, bad positioning, but rarely do I play badly for the full 90 minutes. It is just that after a mistake, you have to be able to start again with the simple things.” While Ozil was Arsenal’s marquee signing of the summer, free transfer Yaya Sanogo hopes to soon make an impact on the first team. The France under-21 forward, brought from Auxerre in July, has made a couple of substitute appearances so far, and admits he will have to “toughen up” for the challenges ahead. Sanogo said on Arsenal Player: “I will need time, it’s a new way of life, a new league and it will take time to adapt. It’s something I will manage. “I will have to toughen up and improve my strength, that’s part and parcel of such an intense league as the Premier League. “My main aims are to come here and learn, progress in the game and learn my trade with such great players. Now I’m training with them, I’ll gradually make progress.” The confidence of Gunners boss Arsene Wenger proved vital in Ozil’s £43million deadline-day switch, after it became clear he no longer was central to the plans of Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti following their world-record signing of Gareth Bale from Tottenham. It was, though, a decision which left many of the 24-year-old’s former team-mates at the Bernabeu stunned, such is the high regard in which Ozil is held among his peers. Madrid’s loss, however, is Arsenal’s gain and Cazorla cannot wait to link up with Ozil, who could make his Premier League bow at Sunderland on Saturday. In an interview with Spanish newspaper Marca, Cazorla said: “I am very happy that Ozil is here. He is a spectacular player and we are very lucky (that) we are going to learn alongside him. “I don’t understand that (why Real Madrid sold him), (because) he is a unique player. “You will have to ask the club for reasons why they sold them, but at the same time he didn’t think he was getting the opportunities he deserved and luckily he has come to us. “He is an important player and he is going to be very good for the team and the way we play. I hope he can help us fight against the big teams in the Premier League.” Creative talent Cazorla has impressed since his move from Malaga in the summer of 2011, and was reported to have attracted interest from Atletico Madrid. However, the 28-year-old maintains it was never something on his mind. He added in the Spanish newspaper: “The Atletico president said there was nothing in this, and I always very relaxed about it.” Arsenal have responded well since their opening-day 3-1 home defeat by Aston Villa, where defender Laurent Koscielny was sent off, to qualify for the group stages of the Champions League and then beat Spurs before the international break. Press Association Midfielder Santi Cazorla cannot understand why Real Madrid sold “spectacular” Mesut Ozil, but hopes the German playmaker will fit right in at Arsenal as they aim to launch a sustained assault on the Barclays Premier League title.
David Moyes has told Everton he wants to become Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor as Manchester United manager.The Goodison Park club confirmed that Moyes will depart when his contract expires this summer.Minutes earlier, Manchester United appeared to signal that Moyes’ appointment was imminent.The Old Trafford club put a entry on their Facebook page that said: “Send your personal welcome to our new manager David Moyes”.United had denied a deal was done and said they did not know how the page was updated.The page was later deleted. Ferguson, 71, revealed his decision to step down on Wednesday after nearly 27 years in charge at Old Trafford.An announcement is expected on Thursday, although the discussions mean that could slip to Friday.Moyes, in charge at Goodison Park since 2002, is out of contract at the end of the season.The 50-year-old held talks with Toffees chairman Bill Kenwright on Wednesday evening.Kenwright told Sky Sports News: “David’s contract is up in six weeks’ time and he has a right to make his own decisions. He has served this club wonderfully well.” Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has also been linked with the task of replacing Ferguson, but Moyes looks set to get the job.United chief executive David Gill believes the job is a unique opportunity for whoever takes over.“It is a dream job,” he told MUTV.“The new manager will inherit a great squad and infrastructure off the pitch, with a great staff.“He will be walking into a difficult situation in terms of the number of trophies, but the positive of also having the support of the Manchester United family.” Wigan’s Roberto Martinez and Swansea’s Michael Laudrup are thought to top Everton’s list of potential replacements should Moyes, as expected, be confirmed as United’s next manager.Kenwright added that he thought Moyes would still be in charge of the Toffees on Sunday, when they entertain West Ham for what would be the former Preston manager’s final home game in charge. Everton, who reached the FA Cup quarter-finals this season, are currently sixth in the Premier League table, six points adrift of Tottenham in fifth but five above Merseyside rivals Liverpool.A number of high-profile football names believe Moyes is the right man to replace Ferguson, who won 38 trophies during his time at the United helm.“He’s cut from the same cloth,” said former United captain Steve Bruce. “It wouldn’t surprise me if he got the job and I’m sure he would be very successful. “He’s not had huge finances but he has still managed to put an Everton team together that comfortably finishes in the top 10.”Former United assistant manager Steve McClaren added: “He’s a winner and has a work ethic similar to Sir Alex.“He’s also built a dynasty and legacy at Everton. He’s waited many years for this opportunity and I hope he gets it.”Former England and Everton striker Gary Lineker said Moyes would be a “sensible” appointment but said expectations would be enormous.“He is hugely respected within the game and he will instantly get the respect of the players, but it’s the biggest pair of shoes you can follow,” said the Match of the Day presenter. “He will always be judged against someone with phenomenal success, but he will know that anyway.“It is going to be extraordinarily difficult for the next boss of Manchester United because, if it goes wrong, the fans will let him know they are missing Sir Alex.“However, you can still see the allure of the job. It is one of the three biggest clubs in the world, so it will always get big names wanting it.”Former United defender Gary Neville also backed Moyes as a successor to Ferguson.“I don’t know if he’s going to be appointed, but I would welcome it,” Neville, who won eight league titles at United, told Sky Sports. “It makes sense.” Former Liverpool and Scotland defender Alan Hansen thinks Moyes is the right man to replace Ferguson.“David Moyes is the perfect choice,” he told BBC Sport. “He has done an incredible job at Everton.“He speaks well and knows the game inside out. I think the Manchester United fans will take to him.”But former England striker Alan Shearer believes the appointment of Moyes is a risk given he has not won a trophy during 11 years in charge at Everton.“Anyone who has worked with David Moyes says great things about his man-management and his coaching,” Shearer told BBC Sport.“The only thing you would say is that he has not won a trophy at Everton.“But I suppose anyone who goes into Manchester United is a big gamble because it is going to be one heck of a big pair of shoes to fill.”Former United manager Tommy Docherty said he would “feel sorry” for Moyes should he be appointed.“If it is David Moyes, then I congratulate him and feel sorry for him,” said Docherty. “How can you follow the impossible?”