Frozen: Animated Musical Fantasy Film
Frozen is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 53rd Disney animated feature film, it is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Snow Queen”. It tells the story of a fearless princess who sets off on a journey alongside a rugged iceman, his loyal reindeer, and a naive snowman to find her estranged sister, whose icy powers have inadvertently trapped their kingdom in eternal winter.
Princess Elsa of Arendelle possesses paranormal powers that allows her to control and create ice and snow, often using it to play with her younger sister, Anna. After Elsa accidentally injures Anna with her magic, their parents, the King and Queen, take both siblings to a colony of trolls led by Grand Pabbie. He heals Anna, but alters her memories to remove traces of Elsa’s magic, warning Elsa that she must learn to control her powers. He also states that fear will be Elsa’s greatest enemy. The King and Queen isolate both sisters within the castle. Elsa shuts Anna out, causing a rift between them. Unable to control it, Elsa can only suppress her power, causing her to become more insecure. When the sisters are teenagers, their parents die at sea during a storm.
When Elsa turns 21, she is to be crowned queen of Arendelle. She is terrified that the kingdom’s citizens might find out about her powers and fear her.
Kristen Bell as Anna, the 18-year-old Princess of Arendelle and Elsa’s younger sister
Livvy Stubenrauch as 5-year-old Anna
Katie Lopez as 5-year-old Anna (singing)
Agatha Lee Monn as 9-year-old Anna
Idina Menzel as Elsa, the 21-year-old Queen of Arendelle and Anna’s elder sister
Eva Bella as 8-year-old Elsa
Spencer Lacey Ganus as 12-year-old Elsa
Jonathan Groff as Kristoff, an iceman who is accompanied by a reindeer named Sven
Tyree Brown as 8-year-old Kristoff
Josh Gad as Olaf, a comic-relief snowman that Elsa and Anna created as children, who dreams of experiencing summer
Directed by : Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Produced by: Peter Del Vecho
Screenplay by: Jennifer Lee
Story by : Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, Shane Morris,
Starring : Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad,
Music by : Robert Lopez, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Christophe Beck
Cinematography : Scott Beattie, Mohit Kallianpur,
Edited by : Jeff Draheim
Production company : Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios
Distributed by : Walt Disney Studios, Motion Pictures
Release date : November 19, 2013 El Capitan Theatre, November 22, 2013 United States
Running time: 102 minutes
Country : United States
Budget : $150 million
Box office : $1.276 billion
Frozen premiered at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California, on November 19, 2013, had a limited release on November 22 and went into general theatrical release on November 27. It was met with positive reviews and praise for its visuals, screenplay, themes, music, and voice acting; some film critics consider Frozen to be the best Disney animated feature film since the studio’s renaissance era. The film also achieved significant commercial success, earning $1.276 billion in worldwide box office revenue, including $400 million in the United States and Canada and $247 million in Japan. It ranks as the highest-grossing animated film of all time, the 13th highest-grossing film of all time, the highest-grossing film of 2013, and the third highest-grossing film in Japan. It was also the highest-earning film with a female director in terms of US earnings, until surpassed by Warner Bros. Pictures’ Wonder Woman. With over 18 million home media sales in 2014, it became the best-selling film of the year in the United States. By January 2015, Frozen had become the all-time best-selling Blu-ray Disc in the United States.
Frozen won two Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song (“Let It Go”), the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film, the BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film, five Annie Awards (including Best Animated Feature), two Grammy Awards for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media and Best Song Written for Visual Media (“Let It Go”), and two Critics’ Choice Movie Awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song (“Let It Go”). An animated short sequel, Frozen Fever, premiered on March 13, 2015, an animated featurette titled Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, premiered on November 22, 2017, and a feature-length sequel, Frozen 2, is set for release on November 22, 2019.