Annnnnnnnnnndddddddddd we’re back! After a short hiatus, hopefully it’ll be back to business as usual over at OBOB HQ! I still have a small backlog of posts to write up and add, even though they aren’t up to date on relevancy, please humour me in giving them a read!
Onto the first post then! Disney’s Frozen truly captured the imagination and heart of countless children and families when it arrived into cinemas December 2013. This was the first Disney film that seemed to tick every box and since then, they’ve reaped the rewards in terms of sales on merchandise. And the fact that anywhere you go, someone will know the lyrics to ‘Let it Go’ .
Frozen is the story of princesses Ana and Elsa (voiced by Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel respectively) who are orphaned after their parents die after their boat capsizes. Although when they were younger the sisters were inseparable, Elsa is able to shoot ice and snow out of her hands and after an accident in which young Ana had a lucky escape, Elsa shuts herself off from the world. When she’s ready to be Queen, a winter storm is caused by Elsa’s nervousness and its up to Ana to reach through to her.
Every bit of the fog of this film just flows together; the voice cast are great, each putting their own spin on their characters. The score and the music are both brilliantly catchy, you’ll find yourself wanting to listen to the soundtrack again and again. Even though some adults watching the film may recognise the same old Disney traits, the end twist of what true love represents is a lovely moments that can warm most hearts.
This really is a joy of a film, and I’m not doing it justice. There isn’t one sole reason that countless children want to be just like Queen Elsa, or why they demand the dolls, the pyjama’s and the colouring books; it simply is a collection of pieces that fit together to create magic.
Olaf: Some people are worth melting for.