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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.

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

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$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$400,736,600 (USA) (11 July 2014)
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The minor characters Kai and Gerda are named for the main characters of the original story of The Snow Queen. See more »

Goofs

When Kristoff leaves Arendelle after leaving sick Anna on the castle, Elsa escapes and releases a blizzard on Arendelle, making Kristoff come back, but he takes way too much time to get back to Arendelle compared to the amount of time he took to leave. See more »

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[first lines]
Young Kristoff: [pulling on the reins of his reindeer in a snowy land] Come on, Sven!
[the scene changes to the castle of Arendelle]
Young Anna: [approaching her little sister, who is sleeping soundly in bed] Elsa, psst! Elsa!
[Anna climbs on the bed and pushes on Elsa]
Young Anna: Wake up! Wake up! Wake up!
Young Elsa: Anna, go back to sleep!
Young Anna: [sighs and rolls around] I just can't! The sky's awake so I'm awake. So we have to play!
Young Elsa: Go play by yourself!
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Near the end of the credits the following disclaimer is included: "The views and opinions expressed by Kristoff in the film that all men eat their own boogers are solely his own and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The Walt Disney Company or the filmmakers. Neither The Walt Disney Company nor the filmmakers make any representation of the accuracy of any such views and opinions." See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Louis C.K./Sam Smith (2014) See more »

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In Summer
Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez (uncredited) and Robert Lopez (uncredited)
Performed by Josh Gad
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Disney's Frozen fails to warm
29 June 2014 | by (South East, England) – See all my reviews

It's difficult be so honest about Disney films without alienating some people. My kids for a start will turn on me for giving this a mediocre score. But it is very just and I feel that most are being carried along with the child hype that surrounds Disney's latest entry.

Musically, the film delivers, even though I am sick to death of the songs that one of my daughters continuously screeches while wrapping up in blankets to imitate the princesses. But it is here where Disney lead and hypnotise an audience into believing that their film is a masterpiece. However, if you stand your ground and look beneath the songs, you will see a story that is in place BUT its scenes remain isolated and disconnected from one another.

It also feels like Disney had realised this, and then filled the gaps with the snowman Olaf. Rather than be a centre figure, like what has been suggested, he is more of the scene filler. He does bring humour, but it just feels like it was a late idea.

The story itself is reasonable, and the story is told well via the music, but scripting does not connect the scenes and so you are left with empty sections. This is also felt with some of the characters, that have no value to the film and you have no emotion for them either.

If we compare this film to a recent one, Tangled, if dwarfs in comparison. Tangled ticked all the right boxes with a great story, comedy combined perfectly, excellent writing and at the end it left you felling great. At the end of Frozen I felt like giving a shrug and then moved on.

When you think Tangled did not receive as much notice in comparison then it only leads me to think that somehow it is something else that has sold this movie rather than it being an excellent film. Whether it be a musical style, or even great advertising, it just doesn't quite add up.

It is not a poor film but it is not brilliant either, and it certainly doesn't live up to its hype but kids will definitely love it.

GIFT-A-SCALE: 6 out of 14


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