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Director: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee

Cast: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel


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After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), her sprightly sister Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icySee more details below

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After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), her sprightly sister Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee co-directed this Walt Disney Animation Studios production based on Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairy tale The Snow Queen.

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All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
It was two old-fashioned musicals -- The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast -- that put Disney animation back on top in the late '80s and '90s. While they've maintained their dominance in this field ever since, the Mouse House hasn't come close to matching the quality of those masterpieces. However, thanks to a number of sweet and lyrically deft songs, Frozen is a giant step in the right direction. The plot hinges on the relationship between Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel) and her younger sister Anna (Kristen Bell). They are the daughters of a king and queen in Norway, and Elsa actually possesses magical powers. She can create snow and ice out of thin air, and as a child she nearly kills Anna by mistake. This leads their parents to keep the siblings physically separated much of the time, which is painful for Anna because she doesn't know why her big sister suddenly wants nothing to do with her. After the king and queen die -- as is the fate of seemingly all of the parents of Disney main characters -- Elsa inherits the throne, reveals her powers at a celebratory ball, and then runs away from her village fearing she will do harm to everyone; in the process, she accidentally ices over most of the surrounding area. Anna sets off to find her big sis, leaving her hometown under the care of a strapping young man with whom she's smitten. She soon teams up with a kindhearted ice salesman and a talking snowman in order to locate and reconcile with her sister and save their town. What makes Frozen far and away the most entertaining Disney musical in quite some time is that the married songwriting team of Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez have put together a set of reasonably ambitious songs that not only have pleasant melodies, but are matched with lyrics that are humorous while revealing character. Menzel is the kind of Broadway belter who can absolutely sell numbers like these, and the whole cast wring the humor and pathos out of the tunes. There are a large number of songs throughout Frozen, and they aren't superfluous: This is a traditional musical. So much so that it won't be surprising if they announce a Broadway production based on the movie -- or at the very least, a touring ice show. While Menzel certainly has the best voice of the lot, Bell is heartbreaking with the poignant "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" And Broadway veteran Josh Gad not only provides a ton of welcome comic relief as a snowman named Olaf, but gets a funny and touching song of his own, "In Summer,"" in which his character dreams of what the warm sun will feel like. The movie never quite gels entirely: The complicated relationship between the sisters isn't so much explored as treated as a contrivance to set the story in motion, and the animation, while certainly colorful, lacks a certain polish -- Pixar this is not, even with John Lasseter serving as the executive producer. However, anyone with an appreciation for old-school musical numbers will find something pleasantly familiar and cozy about Frozen.

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kristen Bell Anna
Idina Menzel Elsa
Jonathan Groff Kristoff
Josh Gad Olaf the Snowman
Santino Fontana Hans
Alan Tudyk The Duke of Weselton
Ciarán Hinds Pabbie/Grandpa
Stephen J. Anderson Kai
Maia Wilson Bulda
Edie McClurg Gerda
Robert Pine Bishop
Maurice LaMarche King
Livvy Stubenrauch Young Anna
Eva Bella Young Elsa
Spencer Lacey Ganus Teen Elsa
Jesse Corti Spanish Dignitary
Jeffrey Marcus German Dignitary
Tucker Gilmore Irish Dignitary
Ava Acres Additional Voices
Annaleigh Ashford Additional Voices
Jenica Bergere Additional Voices
Paul Briggs Additional Voices
Woody Buck Additional Voices
Lewis Cleale Additional Voices
Terri Douglas Additional Voices
Jean Gilpin Additional Voices
Nicholas Guest Additional Voices
Nick Jameson Additional Voices
John Lavelle Additional Voices
Pat Lentz Additional Voices
Katie Lowes Additional Voices
Dara McGarry Additional Voices
Adam Overett Additional Voices
Courtney Peldon Additional Voices
Raymond S. Persi Additional Voices
Lynwood Robinson Additional Voices
Jadon Sand Additional Voices
Pepper Sweeney Additional Voices
Steve Apostolina Additional Voices
Kirk Baily Additional Voices
David Boat Additional Voices
Tyree Brown Additional Voices
June Christopher Additional Voices
Wendy Cutler Additional Voices
Eddie Frierson Additional Voices
Jackie Gonneau Additional Voices
Bridget Hoffman Additional Voices
Daniel A. Kaz Additional Voices
Jennifer Lee Additional Voices
Annie Lopez Additional Voices
Mona Marshall Additional Voices
Scott Menville Additional Voices
Paul Pape Additional Voices
Jennifer Perry Additional Voices
Jean-Michel Richaud Additional Voices
Carter Sand Additional Voices
Katie Silverman Additional Voices
Fred Tatasciore Additional Voices

Technical Credits
Chris Buck Director,Original Story
Jennifer Lee Director,Original Story,Screenwriter
Alberto Abril Animator
Kristen Anderson-Lopez Songwriter
Christophe Beck Score Composer
Odin Benitez Sound/Sound Designer
Doug Bennett Animator
Darrin Butters Animator
Youngjae Choi Animator
Steve Cunningham Animator
Patrick Danaher Animator
Jeff Draheim Editor
Jeffrey Engel Animator
Jason Figliozzi Animator
Derek Friesenborg Animator
Michael Giaimo Art Director
Ryan Gong Animator
Nicole P. Hearon Production Manager
Reza Kasravi Camera Operator
Robert Lopez Songwriter
Tom MacDougall Musical Direction/Supervision
Shane Morris Original Story
Jamie Sparer Roberts Casting
Aimee Scribner Associate Producer
Peter Del Vecho Producer
David Womersley Production Designer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Frozen
1. Opening Credits/Accident
2. Concealing Her Powers
3. Coronation Day
4. Puppy Love
5. The Search For Elsa
6. A Ride
7. Olaf
8. Finding Elsa
9. Snow Monster
10. Family
11. Discovered
12. Betrayal
13. What Is Love?
14. An Act Of Love
15. Open Gates
16. End Credits


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