History Awesome / Frozen

17th Nov '16 1:45:37 AM harharhar
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** And then Hans pleading with Elsa to not [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope become the monster everyone thinks she is]] by taking their lives. And then making sure that ''they'' don't take ''her'' life either. [[spoiler:Granted, it's in his own interests but it at least helped Elsa to not take a life.]]

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** And then Hans pleading with Elsa to not [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope become the monster everyone thinks she is]] by taking their lives. And then making sure that ''they'' don't take ''her'' life either. [[spoiler:Granted, it's in his own interests but it at least helped Elsa to not take a life.]] Oh, and speaking of this scene, [[spoiler:in just a second, Hans diverts the Duke's Guard's crossbow from being aimed at Elsa to being shot at a small ice chain holding up the chandelier. He's a goddamn good sniper.]]



* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Hans]] is the BigBad, a carefully researched {{Sociopath}}. Didney didn't go around dropping an orgy of foreshadowing; it's only in hindsight that you see it.

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* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Hans]] is the BigBad, a carefully researched {{Sociopath}}. Didney Disney didn't go around dropping an orgy of foreshadowing; it's only in hindsight that you see it.
6th Sep '16 9:48:37 AM Tightwire
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* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Hans]] is the BigBad, a carefully researched {{Sociopath}} who managed to fake being nice ''so'' well that... well, it's awesome that Disney doesn't drop an orgy of foreshadowing and spoilers and clues, okay? You only see it in hindsight, and even then you need a degree in psychology or something. It comes right out and punches you right in the gut.
** [[spoiler:While we're on the subject of Hans, he's notable for ''not'' having an EvilPlan -- just a goal, a lot of chutzpah, and a lot of adaptability, to the point of XanatosSpeedChess.]]

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* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Hans]] is the BigBad, a carefully researched {{Sociopath}} who managed to fake being nice ''so'' well that... well, it's awesome that Disney doesn't drop {{Sociopath}}. Didney didn't go around dropping an orgy of foreshadowing and spoilers and clues, okay? You foreshadowing; it's only in hindsight that you see it.
** The best part? [[spoiler: You knew
it in hindsight, and even then wasn't the end of the movie. You knew his kiss wasn't going to work; it must be Kristoff. But admit it, when Hans turned out to be the BigBad, you need a degree in psychology or something. It comes right out and punches you right in the gut.
** [[spoiler:While we're on the subject of Hans, he's notable for ''not'' having an EvilPlan -- just a goal, a lot of chutzpah, and a lot of adaptability, to the point of XanatosSpeedChess.]]
still went, "YOU WHAAAAAAAA?!"]]
28th May '16 7:58:39 AM Typos
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* The set-up for the above: Due to severe anxiety, Elsa has just lost control of her powers and accidentally frozen their home. Anna has only learned about her sister's powers in this moment, after a whole childhood of estrangement from the sister she loves, and now Elsa has disappeared into the mountains. So what does Anna do? Go after her, of course, not only to save their home, but [[ThePowerOfLove to save her sister]] from her own fear and loneliness. In a way, the entire main part of the film is an act of love from Anna.
8th May '16 6:32:23 AM annieholmes
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** After the Golden Globe win, on January 13th, word was announced that probably a large number of fans had been expecting and hoping for: ''Frozen is heading to '''Broadway'''''! Granted, there's no set date yet, but Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger said, "We're not demanding speed. We're demanding excellence." Regardless of how long it takes, it's good to hear that the team is hoping to put as much effort into the musical adaption as was done for the film itself. Even better is that the songwriters and directors of the film are helping out.

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** After the Golden Globe win, on January 13th, word was announced that probably a large number of fans had been expecting and hoping for: ''Frozen is heading to '''Broadway'''''! Granted, there's no set date yet, but Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger said, "We're not demanding speed. We're demanding excellence." Regardless of how long it takes, it's good to hear that the team is hoping to put as much effort into the musical adaption as was done for the film itself. Even better is that the songwriters and directors of the film are helping out.out.
*** Elsa and Anna have been cast - the production will go for an out-of-town tryout in Denver, Colorado before heading to Broadway in spring 2018.
3rd Apr '16 11:28:13 PM erforce
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* The songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez were honored with a written piece by [[TreyParkerAndMattStone Trey and Matt]] for [[http://time.com/70801/kristen-anderson-lopez-robert-lopez-2014-time-100/ Time's 2014 100 Influential People]] article, talking about how the film soundtrack's popularity was well-earned and that the skill they used was what they themselves attempted with the songs on ''Theatre/TheBookOfMormon'', TeamAmerica, and SouthPark.

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* The songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez were honored with a written piece by [[TreyParkerAndMattStone Trey and Matt]] for [[http://time.com/70801/kristen-anderson-lopez-robert-lopez-2014-time-100/ Time's 2014 100 Influential People]] article, talking about how the film soundtrack's popularity was well-earned and that the skill they used was what they themselves attempted with the songs on ''Theatre/TheBookOfMormon'', TeamAmerica, ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'', and SouthPark.''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''.
19th Nov '15 3:50:35 PM creader
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!!Meta
* The movie is packed with VisualEffectsOfAwesome. ''Tangled'' did a lot with hair and textures for dresses. But this is snow, guys. They animated snow. And it is ''awesome''.
** The scene where Elsa raises her ice palace is a technical marvel in computer animation. It took fifty effects artists and lighting artists working together to create the sequence. It was so complex that it took 30 ''hours'' to render each frame, with 4,000 computers rendering one frame at a time. According to the ABC documentary, it took ''nine months'' to complete that single shot.
* This movie had the biggest box office opening of any Disney movie, even beating out the previous record holder, ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3''. And its box office ''rose'' between its third and sixth weeks, which is unusual for any film. It's the highest-grossing animated film ever, the first Disney animated film (not counting Pixar or Marvel) ever to gross more than a billion dollars worldwide, and the fifth highest-grossing film (not adjusted for inflation) of all time. To put it into perspective, this movie was still at #9 at the US box office ''the weekend before the DVD came out''. And then during awards season, the film swept all the major Awards for Best Animated Feature (from the Oscar and Golden Globe to the Kids' Choice Award), not to mention a clean getaway at the UsefulNotes/{{Annie Award}}s!
** After the Golden Globe win, on January 13th, word was announced that probably a large number of fans had been expecting and hoping for: ''Frozen is heading to '''Broadway'''''! Granted, there's no set date yet, but Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger said, "We're not demanding speed. We're demanding excellence." Regardless of how long it takes, it's good to hear that the team is hoping to put as much effort into the musical adaption as was done for the film itself. Even better is that the songwriters and directors of the film are helping out.
** Jennifer Lee is the first female director of a Walt Disney Animation Studios film, and the first writer at any major animation studio to become a director. And that movie surpassed a billion dollars worldwide, won a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature, and won Oscars for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song.
* Anna and Elsa are insanely popular at Disneyland/World. [[https://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-news/frozen-out--one-reporter-s-tortured-quest-to-meet-disneyland-s-anna-and-elsa-203635415.html 10 minutes after Disneyland opened, there was a 4 1/2 hour wait to see them!]] When they were at the Norway pavilion in Epcot at Disney World, the wait reached as high as 6 hours. Other characters' wait times have been reduced to as little as 15 minutes.
** Demand has been so great the Disney Store often has little or literately no Frozen merchandise available. As of May 2014, a weekly lottery has been set up for the most popular costumes and plush. Disney later announced that they wouldn't make the mistakes they made with ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'''s merchandising a quarter-century ago.
* Surprising that the announcement came after the Broadway announcement, but while we wait for the latter, [[http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwmovies/article/Disneys-FROZEN-ON-ICE-Heading-to-an-Arena-Near-You-20140520#.U30aBygUVT5 Frozen]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJlbDBJmavE on Ice]] is making the rounds as of summer 2014.
** The ice show itself retells the movie, you can sing-along, there's awesome skating and orchestral score and effects. And then there's the finale: as if Idina Menzel singing Let It Go with the lyrics for the credits version wasn't [[OverusedRunningGag cool]] enough, the song is arranged as a dance-party-style remix AND ''an AudienceParticipation CallAndResponseSong!''
* Disney Hollywood Studios. [[http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2014/06/get-ready-to-experience-frozen-summer-fun-live-at-disneys-hollywood-studios Summer-long Frozen party all day every day from July 5th to September 1st, 2014]]. And it's indeed awesome, with multiple sightings of Anna, Elsa, and for the first time Kristoff, sing-alongs, Elsa using her powers, a snow play area and ice skating rink, a store where you can buy Frozen merch at non-jacked up prices, and a paper Olaf that if you tweet pictures of yourself with him around the park during the day, you might be included in the slideshow before the fireworks. The celebration was since [[http://www.orlandosentinel.com/travel/attractions/theme-park-rangers-blog/os-disney-hollywood-studios-frozen-longer-20140806,0,2148499.post extended to September 28th]] - which coincidentally was the same day the fourth season of ''Series/OnceUponATime'' premiered... which is themed around Frozen!
** And as of December 2014 they're keeping the sing-along and Frozen Funland for an indefinite period of time ([[NegatedMomentOfAwesome but it sadly seems like they're not keeping the ice rink since the Frozen Funland is being moved "down the street").]]
* The Last Sleepless City's cover of "Let It Go". The [[EpicRiff guitar]] and singer's voice are both truly incredible.
* Two more awesome covers of "Let It Go": Music/ThePianoGuys' cover, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Dakd7EIgBE incorporating passages from Vivaldi's "Winter"]], and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAJYk1jOhzk an African-tinged version]] by Alex Boye and the One Voice Children's Choir.
* More Let It Go-related awesomenessó a [[http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190083-Disney-Releases-Let-It-Go-The-Complete-Set-Featuring-International-Recordings-of-Award-Winning-Song CD set]] was released called [[https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/let-it-go-complete-set-from/id853340442 "Let It Go: The Complete Set"]]. which is a set of ''50 international recordings of Let It Go'' - that's over ''3 hours'' of listening to ''the same song'' translated into multiple languages! (Unfortunately, calling it The ''Complete'' Set can be considered inaccurate in terms of the one released in America because [[NegatedMomentOfAwesome the Menzel and Lovato versions are conspicuously absent.]] And yet the versions released on [[https://itunes.apple.com/tw/album/let-it-go-complete-set-from/id852970905?l=zh the Japanese iTunes]] [[http://www.amazon.co.uk/Let-Complete-Set-Various-artists/dp/B00JNFMVYQ/ and on CD in the UK]] ''do'' have Idina's version, bringing the track total to 51, though seeing as Demi Lovato's version isn't on either release it's still technically not a "Complete Set". [[NegatedMomentOfAwesome Why that was done is anyone's guess.]])
** And ''then'', on May 19th 2014, an album of [[https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/let-it-go-remixes-from-frozen/id875528297 4 remixes of Let It Go]] hit iTunes! One wonders if that song holds the record for "Most Variations of a Song on iTunes"!!
* As if ''Frozen'' wasn't popular ENOUGH, it was honored with ''[[http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2014/07/11/japan-getting-exclusive-official-bizarre-frozen-edition-ps4-from-sony/ a special edition PlayStation 4]]''..... [[NoExportForYou but only in Japan]].
* The songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez were honored with a written piece by [[TreyParkerAndMattStone Trey and Matt]] for [[http://time.com/70801/kristen-anderson-lopez-robert-lopez-2014-time-100/ Time's 2014 100 Influential People]] article, talking about how the film soundtrack's popularity was well-earned and that the skill they used was what they themselves attempted with the songs on ''Theatre/TheBookOfMormon'', TeamAmerica, and SouthPark.
* Male covers of "Let It Go" are nothing new, but [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xGmx4K81Hc this one]] comes with an awesome animation!
** Notable is that the animated King looks and sounds quite awesomely villainous. It's like an insight into what "Let It Go" [[VillainSong was initially going to be]].
* The WordOfGod explanation for Elsa being born with ice powers (that is, unless the sequel [[Main/{{Retcon}} Retcons]] it or Jennifer Lee says otherwise since it was going to be in the film but was cut) [[http://forums.boxoffice.com/index.php?/topic/2717-disneys-frozen-400m-domestic-highest-grossing-animation-of-all-time-number-1-movie-ww-of-2013/page-554#entry1575244 is absolute genius]].
* The sing-along edition of ''Frozen'' was [[http://www.stitchkingdom.com/disney-frozen-singalong-dvd-72233/ finally released as an official DVD]] in November 2014, just in time for the holidays!
* "The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic", a documentary that aired on ABC on September 2nd, 2014 (and a few more times during the subsequent holiday season). It has interviews from the cast and crew, some WhatCouldHaveBeen trivia, and even a lot of the original storyboards for the original VillainSong-version of "Let It Go" (we even get to hear Kristen Andersen-Lopez singing the first couple lines)!. The documentary also has its Funny and Heartwarming moments as well.
* Semi-accurate talking plushies of characters are common things. The Frozen ones at Hot Topic follow this trend. So why is it on this page? Because of the Elsa one. With the (possible) exception of, "Thank you" and "Give me my glove!", all of the things Elsa says are ''lines from when she was meant to be a villain!''. Even [[{{Pun}} cooler]]? ''That's Creator/IdinaMenzel herself saying those lines!''
* Even though "Let It Go" didn't get nominated for Best Single for the American Music Awards, [[http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/11/17/kohls-retail-holiday-frozen-disney-merchandise-american-music-awards/19168955/ Kohl's still managed to get the song played during the commercial breaks, with 10 fan covers,]] with the store promoting themselves as a Frozen Merch HQ for the holiday season.
* Just when we thought Frozen has spread just about everywhere in the world, NASA thought that they could go beyond that and [[http://www.space.com/27839-frozen-snowman-olaf-zero-gravity-doll.html send it to space!]]
* Several months after the movie's initial release, Music/TheLivingTombstone made a remix of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11q9-Kl02Dg Let It Go.]] AND IT. IS. '''GLORIOUS.'''
* How about some love for "For the First Time in Forever" with a gorgeous [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qxRK-JvYlg piano cover and a viola serving as the vocals?]] The key change is simply divine, and it makes the song much more intense than the original!
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ah3zQOVims This deleted scene]] shows a glimpse of a more villainous Elsa. And it is [[EvilIsCool AWESOME]].
** And [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV1QL-n_ljs here it is in MMD-style animation]]. A little bit of color and animation really makes Proto-Frozen look even more awesome.
* In Winter 2014, Arendelle, the North Mountain (including Elsa's ice castle and the trolls' home), and Wandering Oaken's Trading Post and Sauna became the first new locales added to Disneyland's Storybook Land since [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Agrabah and the Cave of Wonders]] almost 20 years earlier.
* With ''Let It Go'', Robert Lopez became the ''only'' person to complete the EGOT awards roundup (an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony Award) in competitive categories within a decade.
* How many animated shorts get their own ''trailer''? Well, ''Frozen Fever'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQRLVxZHKPs is one!]]
* The day before Frozen Fever was released in theaters, a ''feature-length'' sequel was announced!
13th Oct '15 3:17:58 PM MrDeath
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* Let's all appreciate that after almost 80 years, this was the ''first'' Disney animated feature where news of a sequel actually got people excited rather than groaning about the original film being tarnished. That's how much it got people to trust Disney again.
13th Oct '15 5:20:17 AM TheKingsRaven
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** Elsa running from the guards before fighting them becomes this when you realize that she's running in heels made of ice, up stairs made of ice, while skipping steps!
11th Sep '15 9:24:18 PM Pren
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* Let's all appreciate that in after almost 80 years, this was the ''first'' Disney animated feature where news of a sequel actually got people excited rather than groaning about the original film being tarnished. That's how much it got people to trust Disney again.

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* Let's all appreciate that in after almost 80 years, this was the ''first'' Disney animated feature where news of a sequel actually got people excited rather than groaning about the original film being tarnished. That's how much it got people to trust Disney again.
11th Sep '15 9:23:45 PM Pren
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* Let's all appreciate that in after almost 80 years, this was the ''first'' Disney animated feature where news of a sequel actually got people excited rather than groaning about the original film being tarnished. That's how much it got people to trust Disney again.
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