Film review: Disney FROZEN
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- Published on Wednesday, 27 November 2013 09:00
- Last Updated on 21 November 2013
- Monica Costa
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Walt Disney Animation Studios (“Tangled”, “Wreck-It Ralph”) is releasing a new Christmas animation movie “Frozen,” a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter.
Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.
What I loved about Frozen is the twist in the finale where an act of true love that is required to save Anna from death is manifested through sisterly love instead of the predictable prince-princess love. It is very mature of Disney to evolve and present old classic tales in a more modern way to appeal to the young generations. Kids these days are fascinated by monsters and the classic princess fairytale are a bit unrealistic. The other twist is also brilliant but I won’t reveal it as I don’t want to spoil the movie.
Frozen is the best princess’ movie since the release of Tangled.
The special animation effects are incredible. I never thought so you could make snowy landscapes look so wonderful in an animated movie. But after all this is the modern version of the old Scandinavian tale of ‘The Snow Queen’. Your kids won’t be disappointed. And not just the girls!
The soundtrack is actually really nice too. Platinum-Selling Recording Artist Demi Lovato performs the song “Let It Go” that will become the Christmas tune that will accompany us throughout the Christmas holidays.
The film is directed by Chris Buck (“Tarzan,” “Surf’s Up”) and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter, “Wreck-It Ralph”), and produced by Peter Del Vecho (“Winnie the Pooh,” “The Princess and the Frog”). Featuring music from Tony® winner Robert Lopez (“The Book of Mormon,” “Avenue Q”) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“In Transit”), “Frozen” is in cinemas in 3D on 6th December 2013.
The featurette here explores the making of the movie and features Kristen Bell and Josh Gad along with filmmakers Chris Buck, Peter Del Vecho and Jennifer Lee.
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums