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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.

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Anna (voice)
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Elsa (voice)
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Kristoff (voice)
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Olaf (voice)
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Hans (voice)
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Duke (voice)
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Pabbie / Grandpa (voice)
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Oaken (voice)
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Kai (voice)
Maia Wilson ...
Bulda (voice)
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Gerda (voice)
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Bishop (voice)
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King (voice)
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Young Anna (voice)
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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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Rated PG for some action and mild rude humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 November 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Snow Queen  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$243,390, 24 November 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$400,738,009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,276,480,335
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2.24 : 1
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Trivia

This has became the first animated movie to sell over ten million tickets in South Korea. See more »

Goofs

As Elsa runs out of the castle after the coronation party, the fountains freeze and then the fjord freezes as she runs across it. After Anna's horse gets scared and runs off, Anna falls down a hill and into a stream where her clothes freeze. When Kristoff and Anna enter "wonderland" right before they meet Olaf, there is a scene where there is a frozen waterfall. If everything else in the kingdom is frozen, there shouldn't be free flowing water where Anna would fall into and freeze. 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 little 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

After the credits, there is a short scene with the snow monster finding Elsa's crown and putting it on. See more »

Connections

References Arrested Development (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

In Summer
Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez (uncredited) and Robert Lopez (uncredited)
Performed by Josh Gad
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Shallow and choppy
6 March 2014 | by See all my reviews

I've been a huge fan of animation in the past and i consider it to be an art-form equal to other types of entertainment like movies, books, music, painting, etc.. I always hated how animation is stigmatized as childish and immature. Now, i know that this is a movie for children although i don't know what rating it has, but all the hype that this is getting and the way it was promoted to me on the internet including this website, it was just absurd. I read people making insane statements like "this is the best animated movie ever made", i saw that it was rated 8 on IMDb, staying strong on the top 10 for weeks or months now, and it got nominated for an Oscar and it even won it, that just cant be ignored, i felt forced to watch it. Therefore i feel i have the right to review it as an adult, but i'm also going to say what my opinion could have been if i had seen this as a child.

Keeping it as short as possible:

Story: Its just terrible. Situations created out of nowhere, it feels incredibly fake, its inconsistent and it has no logic at all. As a kid i think i would have tolerated the unexplained and dumb situations but i still would have thought its a dull movie. Although i think little girls might find it very entertaining.

Screenplay: Even worse, for all i know it could have been written by someone who is 10 years old, not worth saying many words about it. There is a funny side in the movie but definitely is not because of the screenplay.

Music: Oh yeah, keep in mind that this is a musical, expect them to start singing out of nowhere in any moment. The songs sound all the same, show tunes with stupid lyrics like "Be the good girl you always have to be...". It was a torture every time they started singing anything.

Animation: There are some nice and panoramic landscapes in the background, probably the best side of the movie but still nothing incredible.

Character design: Just terrible. They still keep using these doll looking style that makes the characters look unreal and soulless. I was still a kid when this kind of animation started and i never enjoyed it. I thought it looked kinda cool at first but still there was something empty in it. All i have left from them now are just a cold memories, like i was watching movies without characters. They're just plain ugly.

Its been done for 20 years now, its time to stop with this realistic computerized animation thing. Animated movies are not meant to be realistic, their strongest point are their unlimited possibilities to illustrate stories and take them beyond reality. It got old now and they are all starting to look the same. Just go back to 2D animation or move forward and make something new and innovative but please somebody put an end to this crap.

From the point of view of a little girl it might be an enjoyable film, but its a disgrace that they nominated it for an Oscar while they keep ignoring good movies like they've done in the past with Perfect Blue, Animatrix, The Grave of the Fireflies, and the list goes on. This just isn't material for the Oscars. I could go up to 3 but i'm going to rate it 1 because of how much people are overrating it.


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