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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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Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee

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Jennifer Lee (screenplay by), Hans Christian Andersen (story inspired by "The Snow Queen" by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristen Bell ... Anna (voice)
Idina Menzel ... Elsa (voice)
Jonathan Groff ... Kristoff (voice)
Josh Gad ... Olaf (voice)
Santino Fontana ... Hans (voice)
Alan Tudyk ... Duke (voice)
Ciarán Hinds ... Pabbie / Grandpa (voice)
Chris Williams ... Oaken (voice)
Stephen J. Anderson ... Kai (voice)
Maia Wilson Maia Wilson ... Bulda (voice)
Edie McClurg ... Gerda (voice)
Robert Pine ... Bishop (voice)
Maurice LaMarche ... King (voice)
Livvy Stubenrauch ... Young Anna (voice)
Eva Bella ... Young Elsa (voice)
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Storyline

Fearless optimist Anna teams up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven and sets off on an epic journey 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 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Norwegian

Release Date:

27 November 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Snow Queen See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$243,390, 24 November 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$400,738,009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,276,480,335
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.24 : 1
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Trivia

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

When Anna enters Elsa's ice castle, she slips on the ice and catches her balance. At this point she is standing well into the middle of the room. When the view cuts to a front view a moment later, she is standing at the base of the staircase. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

After the credits, there is a short scene with the snow monster finding Elsa's crown and putting it on. See more »

Alternate Versions

Also released in 3D. See more »

Connections

Version of The Snow Queen (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Do You Want To Build A Snowman?
Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez (uncredited) and Robert Lopez (uncredited)
Performed by Kristen Bell, Agatha Lee Monn, and Katie Lopez
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Deserves the Oscar
28 November 2013 | by diego-echeverriaSee all my reviews

Frozen is a blast of a movie with hilarious moments, dark meaning and emotional message. You will cry, laugh and feel amazing after watching this Oscar deserving movie. With some of the best spontaneous singing I've seen in Disney, this musical movie is also a pleasure to your mouse ears. This is probably the best animated movie I've seen this year, simply marvelous and excellent. The Disney familiar concepts of love and bravery are demonstrated, as well as kindness, determination, the horrors of your fears and stress and the meaning of "true love". This movie is guaranteed to make you crack as smile with the hilarious little snowman called "Olaf", who is probably my favorite character in the movie. A bit darker than most Disney films, it will also touch and amuse even teenagers. This movie has the same kind of humor as the last movie from these creators, Wreck-it Ralph (which is also one of my Disney favorites, explaining why I love this one). Disney really over did themselves with this one!


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