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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 78 wins & 57 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 »

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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:

$1,274,219,009
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2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Lino DiSalvo blocked out most of Olaf's performance in traditional hand-drawn animation, then simply duplicated it on the final CG character. See more »

Goofs

When Kristoff is about to fall off the cliff after being chased by the wolves, Anna throws a hatchet with a rope tied to the handle. The rope moves around on the handle inconsistently between shots. 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

Also released in 3D. See more »


Soundtracks

Love Is An Open Door
Written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Performed by Kristen Bell and Santino Fontana
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User Reviews

 
I like warm hugs too
20 January 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Story of two princesses. The eldest, Elsa, becomes queen but she has snow powers for some reason...I guess she was born that way. So she's kind of sad about that. The younger is Anna and she's the goofy but lovably cute girl movies have told us time and again are the best kind. The two sisters argue and Elsa uses her powers in front of everybody. This freaks them out so Elsa runs away. The bulk of the plot is about Anna trying to find her sister and bring her home.

Frozen is a good movie but not a great one. It's very loosely adapted from Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen." The theme of sisterly love is nice but the movie didn't really spend a lot of time building that up. It seems like it's there at the beginning and at the end but the middle is made up of focus on other characters. Most of the movie plays out like a rehash of tried & true Disney tropes mixed with clichés from romantic comedies. There's nothing inherently wrong with that and it does work for the most part. The snowman character is the most entertaining but he seems entirely tacked on to the plot. The music is OK if a little too Broadway for my tastes. The animation is very nice. The voicework pretty good. It's not a bad movie and I'm sure kids and young women will like it even more than I did.


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