FROZEN is one of the most enjoyable Disney animated
since TANGLED and one of the best animated musicals (an instant classic). It
has a good story and memorable
characters. It starts with two sisters
Anna and Elsa. Elsa can make snow and
ice, but an accident hurts Anna and the incident (and her memories of Elsa
having powers) is blacked out. Elsa
stays isolated from Anna for years (even when their parents die) until the day
where Elsa is to be crowned Queen of Arendelle and Elsa’s powers are
revealed. Elsa runs and the land is
plunged into eternal winter. Anna goes
to find Elsa with the help of a socially awkward iceman Kristoff and his
reindeer pal Sven. Anna risks it all
to save her sister while visitors to Arendelle plot to rule the land.
FROZEN is one of those perfect Disney films-
it manages to
blend great characters with a good story and throw in musical sequences with
ease. It is the best Disney film in
years that manages to blend musical with animation ten times better than any
other Disney animated musical. I just
hope they can create a sequel that lives up to the first one and they take their
time in crafting a proper sequel which we will probably see soon given the big
box office haul. My only complaint is I
felt the movie was too short and it left me wanting more of the adventures
between Elsa, Anna, Sven, Olof the snowman, and Kristoff.
The extras are somewhat lacking compared to previous
releases of other Disney animated films (I hear there is a special edition
planned for later this year).
THE MAKING OF FROZEN is just a musical number
doesn’t reveal anything about how FROZEN was made and made me wish they
included a promotional featurette on the film instead of this lame musical
D’FROSTED: DISNEY’S JOURNEY FROM
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON TO
FROZEN- the filmmakers discuss the history of Disney using the stories of Hans
Christian Anderson and mention Walt wanting to something on the story of The
Snow Queen which serves as the inspiration for FROZEN decades later.
The deleted scenes with intros from the directors
Elsa could have been a villain and alternate Kristoff and Sven introductions
Also on this disc are four music videos for LET
IT GO: Demi
Lovato (English), Martina Stossel (Spanish and Italian), and a version of Let
It Go in Malaysian.
Rounding out the disc is the original theatrical
FROZEN and previews for other Disney releases.
Included in the combo is FROZEN on DVD in standard definition and a
digital HD copy of the movie to instantly stream and download on multiple
devices (TV, Tablet, Smart Phone, and computer).
FINAL ANALYSIS: FROZEN is very delightful and
classic, but I wish Disney didn’t drop the ball on the extras so much.
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