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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 »

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Trivia

Visiting Norway was obviously essential in coming up with the design aesthetic for "Frozen", in terms of color, light, and atmosphere. According to Michael Giaimo, there were three important takeaways from the research trip in making "Frozen" unique to the Disney canon: The fjords, which are narrow inlets surrounded by massive vertical rock formations, and serve as the setting for the secluded Arendelle kingdom; The medieval stave churches, whose rustic triangular roof-lines and shingles inspired the castle compound; And the rosemaling folk art, whose distinctive paneling and grid patterns informed the architecture, decor, and costumes (the most elaborate in Disney history, designed by Brittney Lee). See more »

Goofs

When Kristoff, Olaf and Sven are running down the mountain to save Anna, Sven's snow tracks disappear during an up-close shot of Kristoff and Anna. 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 big 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

Besides the movie's title, there are no opening credits. 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 South Park: The Fractured but Whole (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

In Summer
Written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (uncredited)
Performed by Josh Gad
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User Reviews

 
Ok but not anything special
26 December 2019 | by WhoMadeYouGodSee all my reviews

I watched this a few years ago and remember it not really holding my attention, so much so that when I watched it again recently it was like a new film - as I didn't recall much of it at all.

For me Frozen is a forgettable Disney film, which I think would probably be an unpopular opinion! It's got lovely scenes and characters but I just honestly don't see the major draw.

It's ok, but as I said; forgettable.


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Details

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:

$1,280,803,353
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Technical Specs

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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