Frozen is Unstoppable

If you haven’t seen Frozen yet, then it is time to leave your room, get off campus, and get yourself to a Redbox to pick it up. The Disney movie quickly became the highest-grossing animated film of all time in international markets, taking in over $729.3 million.  It also reigns as the sixth highest-grossing film of all time with $1.129 billion.  The movie stars Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel as the voices of the two princesses along with Jonathan Groff as the mountain man-turned-prince and Josh Gad voicing the lovable snowman, Olaf.

The movie has become a popular sensation for various reasons.  One cause for the film’s success may be accredited to the common denominator between the first and second highest-grossing animated films, Frozen and Toy Story 3, a Pixar film.  The parallel between the two is a man by the name of Edwin Catmull.  Catmull is president of Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios.  We can easily thank Ed Catmull for the creation of our new favorite movie, Frozen. 

Jennifer Lee wrote the screenplay of the film.  It captures the original Disney spirit where the princesses' parents pass away, leaving the queen lonely in a castle, as the entire town is cursed. The movie depicted a snow queen with baby sister who never gives up on helping the queen become comfortable with who she was. The optimistic Princess Anna is a character who everyone falls in love with. The movie does not actually have a typical villain, as most Disney princess movies do. The villain of the movie, Queen Elsa, is actually the heroine.  This makes the movie warmer and more desirable to watch.  Lee wrote a movie that was unstoppable for its reminiscing feel, charismatic characters, and memorable lesson. 

Frozen is a movie for everyone.  You can watch it with any family member, the child you babysit, your teacher, or anyone else you can sit in a room for two hours with.  Whether you are a bigger fan of Princess Elsa or Princess Anna, the song “Let it Go” will never stop replaying in your head. Olaf’s spirit will never be forgotten; he is the one animated character you have no choice but to admire. This movie is definitely the only thing capable of making the winter, with its cold weather and snow, desirable.  As the people continue to watch this popular film, it gets more recognition and just keeps growing larger, becoming a milestone for animated films.