Disney’s 53rd animated film Frozen was released in 2013, and is one of the highest grossing animated films. It is considered one of Disney’s best movies by critics and audiences worldwide. Frozen won 2 academy awards, for the best original song (The unforgettable “let it go”, performed by Idina Menzel) and best animated feature. It won a golden globe award, a BAFTA award, and a Grammy award among many others.
Frozen became an unusual phenomena- children insisted (and still do) on watching it over and over, to the point of knowing the movie by heart. When thinking of possible reasons for the huge success of this film, it is apparent that it is different from other Disney films. Here, not only the main characters are women, but also there are two different stories of coming of age, and two princesses. It is a story of learning to win one’s power, accept it and learn how to use it in a positive way. The villain here is not the force driving main the plot, and is less significant than usual. Frozen is more about the character’s inner struggle than any other Disney film.
The main plot is about Elsa, the heir to the throne, who struggles with a terrible secret- she can freeze anything with her hands. Learning to be afraid of her own power, Elsa hides in the palace and refuses contact with her people, and even her own sister. Her coronation forces Elsa out of her room, and the inevitable happens- she loses control over her power when she refuses to accept her sister’s sudden engagement. She brings winter to Arendelle (her capitol) and flees in an attempt to “unfreeze” it. Alone, she finds joy in her power and decides to never go back.
Anna, Elsa’s sister, goes on an epic journey to find Elsa and bring her back home. She teams up with Kristoff and his reindeer Svan to find her. When she does, Elsa accidentally strikes her heart with her power, and now only true love can save Anna’s life. She is rushed back to the palace where her betrothed is revealed as the conniving villain that he is, and it is Elsa’s love that saves her sister’s life.
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