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Frozen (2013)

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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.

Directors:

Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee

Writers:

Jennifer Lee (screenplay by), Hans Christian Andersen (story inspired by: "The Snow Queen" by) | 3 more credits »
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Won 2 Oscars. Another 79 wins & 59 nominations. See more awards »
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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Idina Menzel auditioned for the part of Rapunzel in Disney's previous fairytale, Tangled (2010). 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. See more »

Goofs

After Anna and Kristoff fall off the cliff, when he pops his upper body out of the snow, there's no displaced snow from his landing. 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

For the Disney credits, "Caffeination" is one of the job titles. See more »

Alternate Versions

All video releases are presented in an unusual 2.24:1 aspect ratio which closely matches that of Technirama and 70mm film. This is because the film was created with 70 mm Todd-AO in this ratio. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Die schlechtesten Filme aller Zeiten: Avengers Grimm (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
Written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (uncredited)
Performed by Kristen Bell, Agatha Lee Monn, and Katie Lopez
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User Reviews

 
Disney's Most Hackneyed Attempt Ever
14 February 2014 | by DareDevilKidSee all my reviews

Reviewed by: Dare devil Kid (DDK) Rating: 1.5/5 stars

The worst Disney movie of all time, barring none - period. A contrived, manipulative, and trite attempt at being cute, cuddly, and melodramatic. Even the songs (barring one; the superbly rendered "Let it Go" number) - a hallmark of the Disney bastion - seem arbitrary, superfluous, and wantonly composed for lack of a better plot element.

There was a time when Disney could seamlessly pull off the sweet and endearing musical routine without trying too hard. But off late, their recent offerings (excluding the terrific "Wreck it Ralph") desperately seem to be making an effort to induce us into believing that their characters are all too warm, fuzzy and want to perpetually break out into a musical jig for want of a better option.

Disney's last few efforts might have just passed enough muster to be seen, forgiven, and forgotten soon after. Frozen has however, lowered the bar several notches below those easily forgivable and forgettable Disney outings.


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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

Gross USA:

$400,738,009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,280,802,282
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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