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10 Fun Facts About Disney’s Frozen + Review

How do I even begin to write a review for what is now one of my favorite Disney movies of all time? I have no idea! Disney’s Frozen has officially taken it’s place with Lion King, The Little Mermaid, and Tangled at the top of my list! I walked into the theater having no idea what to expect. I had seen a couple of the trailers featuring Olaf and thought the entire movie was about him! I was completely blown away. The opening scene showing the kingdom of  Arendelle was breathtaking and I knew I was in for a treat. I loved every single thing about this movie, especially the music! (I downloaded the soundtrack and have almost every song memorized) The songs were amazing! There isn’t one on the entire playlist that I skip over. My daughter’s love the catchy, but somewhat sad “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” and my favorite would have to be the powerful “Let It Go” sung by one of my favorite singers of all time, Idina Menzel. After I got over my excitement about all the music, I realized what a powerful story “Frozen” was able to tell. It wasn’t the traditional “boy meets girl, something (or someone) gets in the way, they figure out a way to overcome that obstacle, and live happily ever after” movie. It was so much more. There were twists and turns that I didn’t see coming, hilarious characters that kept me laughing, and a beautiful story about two sisters who would do anything for each other. I hope my daughters are able to have that kind of relationship someday. 

Pretty please go see this movie and let me know if you loved it as much as I did! If you can’t go see it right this very second, here are 10 fun facts that will keep you busy until then.

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Here is a list of 10 fun facts about Disney’s Frozen:

1 - Frozen is an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen” and has been in the works since 1943 when Walt Disney and Samuel Goldwyn collaborated on a biopic of the late author. After the success of The Little Mermaid in 1989, and Tangled in 2010 the idea was revisited.

2 - Elsa was originally supposed to be more of a villain, but after the song “Let It Go” was written, the whole idea of her character changed.

3 - Jennifer Lee was the screenwriter for Wreck it Ralph. After completely overhauling the storyline for Frozen, she was eventually promoted to director making her the first female director of a Disney animated feature, a credit she shares with Chris Buck.

4 –  The average human has about 100,000 hairs on their head. Rapunzel had 27,000 hairs. Elsa has 420,000.

5 - Several of Olaf’s lines were improvised by actor Josh Gad including part of the first scene in the movie when you meet the adorable snowman! 

6 - ”Frozen” raked in $93.3 million Thanksgiving weekend and is now Disney’s biggest animated opening of all time, topping “Tangled”, which bowed to $69 million in 2010.

7 - The reindeer, Sven, was originally named Thor, but was later changed due to the sudden popularity of the name from the same company!

8 –  One of Anna’s favorite phrases in the movie is “Wait, what?” This phrase was added to the script compliments of Kristen Bell.

9 - Filmmakers had a real-life reindeer inside Walt Disney Animation Studios so they could study it’s mannerisms. They mixed that with the personality of a labrador and that’s how Sven came to be! They also saw the reindeer use it’s back legs to scratch an itch on it’s ear which was totally unexpected!

10 - Several members of the production team traveled to Quebec to experience the Ice Hotel as inspiration for Elsa’s ice palace featured in “Frozen.” Though the artists were inspired and wowed by the icy architecture, none opted to spend the night in the chilly abode.

Here is the official synopsis by Disney:

“Fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey-teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven-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.”

Directed by: Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck

Starring: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana

Disney’s Frozen is in theaters now! It is 1 hour and 25 minutes long and rated PG for some action and mild rude humor. 

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Disclosure – Per FTC Regulations, I am disclosing that I received this product from the company mentioned above, free of charge, for review. I was in no other way compensated for my review. The views expressed above are my own, honest opinions and any claims should be verified on the sponsor’s site.

© 2013, Ashleigh Vilardi. All rights reserved.

15 Responses to 10 Fun Facts About Disney’s Frozen + Review

  1. Terra Heck says:

    I watched Frozen in the theater with my 19 yoa (yes, 19!) daughter the night it opened. I didn’t know much of what it was about either. Just looked like a cute movie. Shelby and I were both pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed Frozen. I absolutely recommend it. Olaf was my fave. He delivered on the laughs.

    • Ashleigh says:

      I love that it is such a great movie for all ages! My girls loved it just as much as I did and they are 6 and 8. I’m sure we each appreciated different aspects, but we love singing to the soundtrack together :)

  2. Amy Waite says:

    I need to see it! My family went while I was out of town.

  3. Brigette says:

    I took Jack and Chloee tonight and we all loved it! Seriously one of my favorite Disney movies ever!

    • Ashleigh says:

      Yay! I get so happy when I hear how many people loved this movie :) I keep telling everyone to see it! There didn’t seem to be as much publicity so I had no idea it was going to be so good!

  4. Georgia Beckman says:

    We cannot wait to go see this movie!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Karen O says:

    I clicked on the link for the Ice Hotel (visited by the Production crew for inspiration for Elsa’s Ice Palace). I can see how it inspired the Production team. It is beautiful. I want to visit now.

  6. heather says:

    This movie looks and sounds really good and something we will want to see thanks for sharing this one.

  7. Dana Rodriguez says:

    I love Disney movies and I really want to see this one!Nice review!!

  8. Amy Orvin says:

    This movie looks so cute. I can’t wait to see it. I didn’t know that humans had 100,000 hairs on their heads. Interesting!

  9. Becky says:

    I, a 19-year old girl, saw Frozen alone since my mom didn’t wanna see it. She saw Catching Fire, but I had already seen it and wanted to see Frozen. It didn’t disappoint! I loved the music, and got the soundtrack for Christmas, and I’m hoping to get Frozen on Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Download for my birthday in April.

    • Ashleigh says:

      Hi Becky! Hopefully you can talk your mom into seeing it! That’s awesome you got the soundtrack for Christmas…it’s one of our favorites! I’m so excited for it to come out in April! I’m glad they didn’t wait a year like some of their other movies! The quote on my email signature is “Winter’s a good time to stay in and cuddle, but put me in summer and I’ll be a…..happy snowman!” – Olaf

  10. Well i saw frozen first day it came out and i was blown away by the singing and all that lot like let it go let it go cant hold it back anymore ive made a parody of let it go and do you wanna build a snowman also for the first time in forever the one were it is in arendelle anywho ive got it on dvd and suondtrack on cd got frozen sticker album and frozen phone case and book of the film and im on facebook so add me im called keeley parker my picture for me is keep calm and let it go

    Hope u enjoyed it oh and heres a not so funny joke :) i will just use elsa and anna for this

    Elsa:ANNA THEIR BRINGING A NEW FROZEN OUT
    Anna:COOL whats it called
    Elsa:melting and instead of me singing let it go i will be sing ing let it flow let it flow i am one with the wind and rain

  11. Brandi Dawn says:

    WOWOWOW! The Ice Hotel is amazing! Makes sense for the castle in the movie. What a cool website they have there!

  12. My boys watch this all the time! At least 4 times a week! Thank you for sharing the fun facts! I will pay attention next time!

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