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Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Anna (voice)
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Elsa (voice)
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Kristoff (voice)
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Olaf (voice)
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Hans (voice)
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Duke (voice)
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Pabbie / Grandpa (voice)
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Oaken (voice)
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Kai (voice)
Maia Wilson ...
Bulda (voice)
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Gerda (voice)
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Bishop (voice)
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King (voice)
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Young Anna (voice)
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Young Elsa (voice)
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Storyline

Anna, a fearless optimist, sets off on an epic journey - teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven - to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. From the outside Anna's sister, Elsa looks poised, regal and reserved, but in reality, she lives in fear as she wrestles with a mighty secret-she was born with the power to create ice and snow. It's a beautiful ability, but also extremely dangerous. Haunted by the moment her magic nearly killed her younger sister Anna, Elsa has isolated herself, spending every waking minute trying to suppress her growing powers. Her mounting emotions trigger the magic, accidentally setting off an eternal winter that she can't stop. She fears she's becoming a monster and that no one, not even her sister, can help her. Written by DeAlan Wilson for ComedyE.com

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snowman | troll | mountain | reindeer | magic | See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some action and mild rude humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 November 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Snow Queen  »

Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$67,391,326 (USA) (29 November 2013)

Gross:

$400,736,600 (USA) (11 July 2014)
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Regarding the look and nature of the film's cinematography, Michael Giaimo, who also helped with the cinematography, was greatly influenced by the legendary Jack Cardiff's work in Black Narcissus (1947), which lends a hyper-reality to Frozen (2013). "Because this is a movie with such scale and we have the Norwegian fjords to draw from, I really wanted to explore the depth. From a design perspective, since I was stressing the horizontal and vertical aspects, and what the fjords provide, it was perfect. We encased the sibling story in scale." In fact, Ted D. McCord's work on The Sound of Music (1965) was another major influence: "The juxtaposition of character and environment and the counterpart of how they played in terms of cinematography was brilliant in that film," Giaimo added. The cinematography is also equally inspired by Freddie Young's work in Doctor Zhivago (1965). It is also Giamo's idea that Frozen (2013) should be filmed in CinemaScope, which was "warmly approved" by John Lasseter. This was mainly to capture the scope, scale, and depth of the film's ambitious story and direction. It marked the first time that a full-length motion picture was filmed in CinemaScope in years, as well as the first Disney production to be filmed in CinemaScope since the animated short In the Bag (1956) to be filmed in CinemaScope and the first Disney animated film since Lady and the Tramp (1955). Frozen (2013) joins among other few Disney animated feature films that were filmed in the 2.35: 1 widescreen format or wider: Lady and the Tramp, Sleeping Beauty (1959), The Black Cauldron (1985), Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), Brother Bear (2003), and Wreck-It Ralph (2012). See more »

Goofs

During the song "Love is an Open Door", Ana and Hans are dancing on a light house, and their dancing shadows appear on a nearby sail, but not the shadow of the floor they're dancing on. See more »

Quotes

Bulda: Take off your clothes, I wash them.
Kristoff: No! No, I'm going to keep my clothes on.
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Crazy Credits

Near the end of the credits, there is a special disclaimer for a statement Kristoff made. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Do You Want To Build A Snowman?
Music by Robert Lopez
Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez
Sung by Agatha Lee Monn, Katie Lopez, and Kristen Bell
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Disney's Best in 20 years.
24 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A lot of people criticize Frozen for what it isn't. Their preferred setting, cast, etc. Not for what it is. It is an incredibly touching story with fantastic music, score, script and performances by Menzel and Bell we haven't heard in a long time. I took 117 nieces and nephews ages 18 months to 14 and not once did any of them get up to ' go to the bathroom' or get more snacks. Boys, girls were both drawn to the film the whole time. The younger kids responded more to Olaf than the thematics of it all.

The story centers more on the sisters relationship than a romantic one and has a great message. I would recommend this to any family or Disney fan.

You will be singing the songs over and over.


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