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Frozen is a 2013 Disney 3D computer-animated musical fantasy–comedy film that follows Elsa, the snow queen of the Arendelle kingdom who has the power to create ice and snow out of nothing, and her sister Anna, who grows up with no knowledge of her sister's ability.


Frozen was released on November 27th, 2013.[1] The film stared Kristen Bell as Anna, Idina Menzel as Elsa, Jonathan Groff as Kristoff and Josh Gad as Olaf.


[Editor's Note: Plot Spoilers]

The film opens with princess Elsa and her younger sister as young children. As they play one morning Elsa accidentally injures Anna with her icy powers. A magical troll is able to heal Anna, but also erases all her memories of Elsa's powers. Elsa spends the rest of her childhood and adolescence with little contact with others, including Anna, as her powers get more powerful and uncontrollable. When their parents die, Elsa must open the palace to the public for her coronation. When Anna meets prince Hans, who proposes, she asks for Anna's permission, but she refuses. The fight between them reveals Elsa's powers to the kingdom and she flees, unintentionally setting off an eternal winter in her wake. Anna goes after her to talk to her, on her way meeting Kristoff, an ice delivery man who begrudgingly agrees to help, and a magical snowman named Olaf. When she reaches Elsa they fight again, and Elsa unintentionally hits Anna's heart with her ice. Kristoff takes her to the magic trolls, who are also his adoptive family, who explains only an act of true love can save her. Kristoff, who has fallen in love with Anna, rushes to bring her to her fiance. He drops her off, but it turns out Hans only wanted Anna's kingdom, and does nothing to stop her death, while he imprisons Elsa. Sensing Anna might be in trouble, Kristoff hurries back, just as Elsa escapes her prison. As Anna sees Kristoff, she also sees Hans about to kill Elsa, and she runs towards them, stopping the sword just as she freezes to death. She quickly thaws as saving her sister was an act of love, and Elsa's love for Anna helps her to thaw the kingdom and gain control of her powers. She reclaims her throne with Anna by her side.


Frozen was a critical and commercial success. The film earned a 89% on Rotten Tomatoes[2] and a 74 on MetaCritic.[3] The film broke the record for best performing opening weekend for a Disney film, grossing $67.4 million in the first three days of its release.[4] It grossed $347.8 million overall. Frozen has even won a Golden Globe[5] in 2014 for "Best Animated Feature Film", Oscars for "Best Animated Feature" and "Best Original Song", and has been nominated for various other awards including a BAFTA. On January 13th, 2014, Disney confirmed a stage musical adaptation of Frozen would be created.[6]

Frozen on Once

On May 11th, 2014, the season three finale[33] of ABC's fairy tale drama TV series Once Upon a Time featured a brief appearance of a female character resembling Elsa from Frozen who leaves a trail of ice in her wake. The following day, the show's production team confirmed[34] Elsa and a number of other characters from the film would be featured in the show's fourth season. On July 1st, Scott Michael Foster and Elizabeth Lail were officially cast as Kristoff and Anna, respectively, followed by the casting of Etta Bishop[36] for the main role as Elsa two days later. On September 28th, the aforementioned characters from the Disney animated film were introduced in the season premiere of the fourth season.

Online Presence

The film is available to watch on YouTube through the official DisneyMoviesOnDemand[30] YouTube channel for $19.99. As of January 2014, Frozen's official Facebook page[7] has over 1.9 million likes. It also has a Twitter fan page[8] with over 13 thousand followers.


In addition to the show’s branded social media presence, there are numerous fan sites where fans discuss and learn about the film, including the Frozen channels on the disney-fan-fiction[31] and Fan Pop[32]. As of January 2014,[9] has over 1,500 submissions under Frozen, while fan art community DeviantArt[10] has over 37,000 submissions for the film. Tumblr blogs dedicated to the film include Disneyfrozen[11], frozendailydose[12], and annaandkristoff.[13]

Frozen Whitewashing Controversy

Frozen's whitewashing controversy is an ongoing online debate surrounding the lack of people of color in Disney's 2013 animated feature film Frozen. This debate has come to include accusations against Disney of "whitewashing" the Sámi, the indigenous people of Scandinavia. The controversy began on Tumblr, and is largely driven by social justice bloggers who accuse the movie of racism, and fans of the film who are outraged by these accusations.[14]

"Let it Go"

Let it Go is a song composed by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, sung by Elsa (Idina Menzel) after she flees the kingdom.[15] Multiple covers and parodies were created including an explicit version (top, left), a My Little Pony version (top, right), a toddler version (bottom, left), and a version told from the perspective of an alto (bottom, right).


Fan artists have also created pieces that replace Frozen characters with characters from the BBC show "Sherlock." The brothers of Sherlock, Mycroft and Sherlock, stand in for Frozen's sisters Elsa and Anna, while Watson replaces Kristoff.[16]

tali le Heu M O You wanna build a snowman Leave me alone.

Shipping Elsa and Jack Frost

Fans of Frozen sometimes ship Elsa with Jack Frost from the DreamWorks animated film Rise of the Guardians(2012). On January 8th, 2014, Buzzfeed[17] published a post titled, "Why Jack Frost And Elsa Would Make The Cutest Couple," exploring the ship through fan art. As of January 2014 there are over 300 entries under Frozen and Rise of the Guardians crossovers on[18] Fan art site DeviantArt[19] has over 1,200 submissions for Elsa and Jack Frost.

Hot Alternate Universe

Hot Frozen is a popular alternate universe that imagines Elsa has the power to create heat and fire rather than snow and ice. In addition to experimenting with the colors of Elsa's hair and gown, the AU also allows fan artists to respond to the frozen whitewashing charges by using race bending. Popular Tumblr blogs that focus on the AU include firequeenelsa[20] and theheatneverbotheredmeanyway.[21][22]

betrichorica, deviantart. com AC LESS

If Only Someone Loved You

[Editor's Note: Plot Spoilers]

If Only Someone Loved You is a photo meme that involves taking screenshots from movies (usually, but not always, another Disney animated film) and overlaying a quote Hans, Anna's original fiance, says to reveal his true sinister nature, "Oh Anna, If only there was someone out there who loved you." Sometimes this is done for comic effect because it is combined with a scene between leads who do truly love each other (for example Beauty and the Beast, top left) and sometimes it highlights a scene where the character is unloved, like Jesse in Toy Story 2 (top, right).

Oh beast... If cnly there was scmeone cut there whc loved you. Oh Jessie DONATIONS If only there was someone who loved you Oh Eponine... If only there was someone who loved you... You won't let him take me, will you? Oh, Lilo.. If only there was someone out there who loved you.

Adele Dazeem

On March 2nd, 2014, Idnia Menzel, the singer of "Let It go," made an on-stage appearance at the 86th Annual Academy Awards ceremony for a live performance of the song, with an introductory remark from actor John Travolta who ended up severely mispronouncing Menzel’s name as “Adele Dazeem.”

On Twitter, Travolta's fluke led to an immediate flood of double takes and jokes at the actor's expense and quickly took over the live-tweeted gossips about the ceremony.[24] At 11:19 p.m. (ET), the first parody Twitter account @AdelaDazeem[23] began tweeting from the perspective of Menzel (shown below)and by the end of the night, “Adele Dazeem” and “Adele Dazim” were trending on Twitter.[26] As of March 5th, the account has over 20,000 followers.

Adela Dazeem @AdelaDazeem Tony Award winning star of Wocked. Adela Dazeem AdelaDazeem Mar 2 LOVE MY LIFE! IF YOU'RE A NEW FOLLOWER, PLEASE COME SEE ME ON BROADWAY IN THE NEW MUSICAL "OOF/THEEM"! Expand Reply ta Retweet ★ Favorit …More Adela Dazeem AdelaDazeem Mar 2 SO SURREAL! CONGRATS, BORBY LERPZEP AND KROSTEN ONDERSOB- LERPZEP! BORBY, YOU GOT AN ERGORT!! Expand Reply £7 Rotweet ★Favorit More Adela Dazeem AdelaDazeem Mar 2 THANK YOU, JORN TROMOLTO! Expand Reply £7 Retweet * Favorite …More Adela DazeemAdelaDazeem Mar 2 OMG I JUST LEFT THE STAGE, I CAN'T HANDLE IT! I GOT A STANDING "Ö"! Expand 4, Reply £7 Retweet * Favorite More

On March 3rd, Buzzfeed[27] published a post titled “If John Travolta Had To Pronounce Everyone’s Name At The Oscars” which included celebrities’ names butchered in a similar style, for example “Brat Spit” for “Brad Pit," and Slate[29] unveiled “The Adele Dazeem Name Generator” that can scramble people's names in the similar fashion of Travolta’s mistake. On March 4th, one of Menzel’s castmates for the Broadway musical If/Then, Janet Krupin, shared an Instagram of a PlayBill insert for the show that said Menzel’s role would be played by “Adele Dazeem”.[28]

F/THEN A New Musicalz AT THIS PERFORMANCE THE ROLE OF ELIZABETH WILL BE PLAYED BY ADELE DAZEEM ADELE DAZEEM (Elizabeth) Adele made her Broadway debut as Moritz in the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winner, Nert, for which she received a Tony Award nomination. She followed that with her Tony Award-winning performance as Ephraima in Wicked-ly, which she subsequently brought to London's West End. Other New York stage work includes See What I Wanna See (Public). The Wild Party (MTC), and Hair (Encores). Dazeem's voice can be heard in the Disney animated musical, Farfignugen, singing its Oscar award winning song Let It Go. She reprised hetr performance as Moritz in Chris Columbus' film version of Trent, and has appeared in movies as diverse as Enchanted and Ask the Dust. On television, Dazeem had a recurring role over multiple seasons of "Glee" and has guest starred in numerous other shows. She starred in her own PBS special, Barefoot at the Symphony, with an accompanying live album of the same name. Dazeem's highly successful international concert tour recently included a sold out performance at Carnegie Hall. In addition to cast albums, Dazeem's prolific recording career includes solo albums Barefoot At The Symphony, I Stand, Here, and Still I Can't Be Suill.

The same day, Travolta released a statement[25] about his mistake, saying:

"I've been beating myself up all day. Then I thought … what would Idina Menzel say, She'd say, Let it go, let it go! Idina is incredibly talented and I am so happy Frozen took home two Oscars Sunday night!"

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External References

[1] IMDB – Frozen

[2] Rotten Tomatoes – Frozen

[3] Metacritic – Frozen

[4] Cartoon Brew – Frozen

[5] IMDB – Frozen Awards

[6] Fortune – Disney CEO Iger: Frozen has restored our mojo

[7] Facebook – Frozen

[8] Twitter – Frozen

[9] – Frozen

[10] DeviantArt – Frozen

[11] Tumblr – disneyfrozen

[12] Tumblr – frozendaildose

[13] Tumblr – annaandkristoff

[14] KYM – Frozen Whitewashing Controversy

fn15. YouTube – Let it Go

[16] MTV – Here's The 'Frozen'/'Sherlock' Fan Art You Didn't Know You Wanted

[17] Buzzfeed – Why Jack Frost And Elsa Would Make The Cutest Couple

[18] – Frozen and Rise of the Guardians Crossover

[19] DeviantArt – Elsa and Jack Frost

[20] Tumblr – firequeenelsa

[21] Tumblr – theheatneverbotheredmeanyway

[22] The Daily Dot – Alternate-universe 'Frozen' is Tumblr's hottest trend

[23] Twitter – @AdelaDazeem

[24] E! Online – Idina Menzel, Who? Stars React to John Travolta's Oscar Flub

[25] ABC News – John Travolta Speaks Out on Oscars and Idina Menzel: 'Let It Go!'

[26] BuzzFeed – John Travolta Mispronounced Idina Menzel’s Name And It Was Deeply Weird

[27] BuzzFeed – If John Travolta Had To Pronounce Everyone’s Name At The Oscars

[28] NBC New York – 'Adele Dazeem' Returns to Broadway

[29] Slate – The Adele Dazeem Name Generator

[30] NBC New York – DisneyMoviesOnDemand

[31] Disney Fan Fiction Wikia – Frozen

[32] FanPop – Frozen

[33] TV Line – Frozen

[34] TV Line – Frozen's Elsa Is Coming to Once Upon a Time -- But Who Should Play Her? Our Top 10 Picks

[35] People – See Who'll Play Frozen's Anna and Kristoff on Once Upon a Time

[36] TV Line – Once Upon a Time Casts Fringe Alum as Frozen's Ice Queen Elsa

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