When Frozen was premiered in November 2013 it became Walt Disney Animation Studio's 53rd feature length animated film, and it has proved to be enormously popular with both movie critics and cinema goers alike. It got a great deal of critical acclaim for Disney, and, equally gratifying no doubt, it was also a massive success at the cinema box office. In fact, Frozen was the top earning movie in 2013.
Additionally, it was the highest earning animated movie ever and the fifth top earning film of any type ever. The critics and other industry insiders displayed their regard by awarding the film a lengthy list of accolades. Two Academy Awards, one BAFTA, a fistful of Annie Awards and two Critic's choice awards are only a small sample a sample of the assorted distinctions which the flick grabbed.
Frozen is a great movie. Aesthetically sensational, with a great score and some truly awesome songs. A lot of the scenery was based on Norway, and even the music was influenced by Norwegian and Sami ethnic music. Some of the backing music for Princess Elsa's coronation scene was even recorded in Trondheim. Regarding the main songs, these are always a massively important part of any Disney motion picture, and Frozen has some outstanding examples. The best known ones are probably "Let It Go", a belter of a power ballad which won an Academy Award for "Best Song 2013", "Do You Wanna Build A Snowman", a lighter piece and "In Summer", an out and out comedic interlude featuring Olaf the snowman. There are eight songs in total, and two of these are reprised later in the movie, and the tracks take up about 23 minutes of the film.
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Frozen has picked up a ton of honors, including a pair of Oscars - the first for "Best Song" (Let It Go), the other for "Best Animated Feature". BAFTAs, Golden Globes, Annie Awards and Critic's Choice awards were just a small sample of the various other awards gathered by the film. In addition to getting a considerable amount of critical acclaim, the film was a massive triumph at the box office.
It was the top grossing motion picture during 2013, the best grossing animated feature of all time and even the fifth highest grossing film (of any style) of all time. In other words, Frozen was a hit both with movie critics and the cinema going public, and it turned into a real cash cow for Disney.
The troupe of characters is also very impressive. Elsa makes an excellent, modernized, Snow Queen; more sensitive and less of a villain - and subsequently a lot more pleasing to Disney's viewers. Princess Anna is an eternal optimist and seems very willing to prevail over any challenge so she can be reunited with her older sister.
Other principal characters include Kristoff the mountain man and his reindeer Sven. Prince Hans, of the Southern Isles, offers a Prince Charming type character, but once again, an extremely modern version of one. Olaf the snowman was made by Princess Elsa using her snow magic when she was young. He gets some fantastic lines and is central to a fair amount of slapstick type visual gags too. Olaf may just be the best Disney comedy sidekick for several years now.
Frozen is loosely based upon "The Snow Queen", a classic tale by Hans Christian Andersen. Disney had considered creating a film based upon this particular story for many years, but the tale was thought to be just a little bit dark for the regular modern-day Disney audience member. In fact, a Snow Queen derived film has been commissioned and then called off by Disney on a couple of occasions over the years.
It was only when a few adjustments to the authentic story were decided upon that Frozen ultimately got the seal of approval. The two foremost adjustments were to give the Snow Queen (Princess Elsa ) a younger sister and to make the Elsa's character less of an out and out villain and more confused, vulnerable and misunderstood. The inclusion of a younger sister (Anna ) allowed the movie to have a substantial emphasis on the topic of sisterly affection. That would certainly explain the film's tremendous appeal to the young girls in the target audience.
The two central characters, Princess Elsa and her young sister Princess Anna grow up together in the country of Arendelle. Elsa has magical snow powers; she can create snow, frost and ice just by waving her hands. That is definitely a rather neat secret for any young girl and she and Anna play and make the most of Elsa's ice powers to have some icy fun. Until Elsa unintentionally harms Anna using her mystical powers that is. Subsequent to that unfortunate incident, Princess Elsa is separated and instructed not to use her mystical powers in future. Later on, when both princesses have grown into teenagers, their mother and father die at sea and Elsa becomes Queen of Arendelle. Unfortunately, prompted by an emotionally charged disagreement with Princess Anna, she releases her snow powers once again - this time in the public eye. Upset and emotional, she runs away from the castle, unintentionally plunging her domain into perpetual winter as she leaves. She finds sanctuary in a remote ice castle which she constructs high the mountains using her ice magic.
Anna sets out on a mission to be reunited with Elsa; and she eventually achieves this supported by some travelling companions which she encounters along the road. However, Anna is once again wounded by Elsa's ice power and has to be rescued by an unselfish act of "true love".