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Frozen [2013] (2 discs)

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Director:Chris Buck
Jennifer Lee
Writer:Jennifer Lee
Composer:Christophe Beck
Songs:Kristen Anderson-Lopez
Robert Lopez
Length:102 minutes
(1 hour 42 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Sorting Category:Family
IMDB Rating:7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:89%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Classifications:
  • Fantasy
  • Kids
  • CG
  • Comedy
  • Family
  • Action
  • Romance
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Synopsis: When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister, Anna, teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition.


Reaction: Good family fun with some catchy songs.


Personal Rating: 8/10

Select Cast and Crew
Chris Buck => Director
Jennifer Lee => Director / Writer / Additional Voices (voice) / Queen
Christophe Beck => Composer
Kristen Anderson-Lopez => Songs
Robert Lopez => Songs
Hans Christian Andersen => Story - The Snow Queen
Alan Tudyk => Duke  (voice)
Chris Williams => Oaken  (voice)
Ciarán Hinds => Pabbie / Grandpa  (voice)
Courtney Peldon => Additional Voices (voice)
Edie McClurg => Gerda  (voice)
Eva Bella => Young Elsa  (voice)
Frank Welker => Sitron (voice) (uncredited) / Sven
Fred Tatasciore => Additional Voices (voice)
Idina Menzel => Elsa  (voice)
Jack Whitehall => Gothi - Troll Priest  (voice) (uncredited)
Jesse Corti => Spanish Dignitary  (voice)
Jonathan Groff => Kristoff  (voice)
Josh Gad => Olaf  (voice)
Kristen Bell => Anna  (voice)
Livvy Stubenrauch => Young Anna  (voice)
Maia Wilson => Bulda  (voice)
Maurice LaMarche => King  (voice)
Robert Pine => Bishop  (voice)
Santino Fontana => Hans  (voice)
Spencer Lacey Ganus => Teen Elsa  (as Spencer Ganus) (voice)
Stephen J. Anderson => Kai  (voice)
Tucker Gilmore => Irish Dignitary  (voice)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • When the gates open during "For The First Time in Forever," there is a cameo of Rapunzel and Eugene (Flynn) from Tangled. Rapunzel has short, brown hair and is wearing a purple and pink dress (her celebration dress at the end of Tangled), and Eugene is wearing a maroon vest and a brownish sash. They are entering the screen from the left.
  • The characters of Hans, Kristoff, Anna and Sven are a reference to Hans Christian Andersen, the author of The Snow Queen. Say the names quickly in sequence and hear the similarity.
  • According to Jennifer Lee, Anna is 18 years old in the film, while both Elsa and Kristoff are 21 years old and Hans is 23 years old. This means Elsa is the only princess on the Disney Princess line-up who is not a teenager.
  • As of April 11, 2014, Frozen became both the highest grossing animated and musical film of all time and the ninth highest grossing film of all time with a worldwide box office gross of $1.097 billion.
  • Idina Menzel auditioned for the part of Rapunzel in Disney's previous fairytale, Tangled. Even though Menzel didn't get the part, a Disney casting director recorded her audition and two years later, it got her the part of Elsa. Kristen Bell also auditioned for the part of Rapunzel for Tangled.
  • HIDDEN MICKEY: There is a plush Mickey Mouse on one of the shelves in Wandering Oaken's Trading Post and Sauna.
  • During Olaf's song, his dance with four seagulls is a nod to Bert's dance with four penguins from another Disney movie: Mary Poppins.
  • According to actor Josh Gad, a handful of Olaf's dialog in the film was improvised to make the producers laugh.
  • While Arendelle is covered in snow, two townsmen are seen arguing over the correct way to stack firewood, bark up, or bark down. This refers to a heated debate in Norway (part of Scandinavia, where the film is believed to be set) that was sparked in 2013, after a 12-hour TV program on firewood aired. It included 8 hours of a live fireplace, and the network received dozens of texts complaining about how the firewood was stacked. The complaints were split evenly between people who were upset about bark facing up, and those who were complaining about bark facing down.
  • In addition to being the first woman to direct a full-length Disney animated feature film, Jennifer Lee also became the first woman to solely write an entire screenplay for a Disney animated film since Linda Woolverton for Beauty and the Beast.
  • Kristen Bell stated that with this film, she has fulfilled a lifelong dream of voicing an animated character ever since she saw The Little Mermaid and Aladdin as a kid. When she was around that same age, she recorded a voice box where she sang a couple of songs from The Little Mermaid, including {Part of Your World}. Her Little Mermaid vocal tracks were part of the reason why she got the part of Anna, as director Jennifer Lee said to her that if she hadn't recorded her own vocal tracks from Mermaid, it would've been very difficult to the find the right one to play Anna.
  • The most complex frame in the movie required over 132 hours to render.
  • Kristen Bell improvised the line "Wait, what?" that Anna says at one point during her first meeting with Hans.
  • Originally, Queen Elsa was intended to be the villain of the story. However, when the character's major song, {Let it Go}, was played for the producers, they concluded that the song was not only very appealing, but its themes of personal empowerment and self-acceptance were too positive for a villain to express. Thus, the story was rewritten to have Elsa as an isolated innocent who is alarmed upon learning that her powers are inadvertently causing harm and struggles to control her powers with Anna's help.
  • After Elsa freezes Arendelle, Anna and Prince Hans are walking through the town square. Anna shivers as Prince Hans pulls his jacket closer. When Anna is riding on Sven with Kristoff and she shivers, Kristoff kindly gives her his hat, in contrast to the selfish Hans.
  • Anna is the only Disney Princess to share a duet with the villain.