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[[caption-width-right:330:Let the storm rage on!!!]]

''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is one powerful movie; here are some moments that show just why.

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!!The Disney film
* 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.''
** "Let It Go". This was the song that convinced the directors to rewrite the entire movie [[note]] Elsa was originally intended to be the film's villain. But after listening to "Let It Go" the producers felt that the song's themes of personal empowerment and self-acceptance were too positive to be coming from a villain, so the script was rewritten so that Elsa would be an innocent trying desperately to control her powers [[/note]]. If Let It Go never existed, ''we would never have gotten the Frozen we all know and love''.
** The scene where Elsa raises her ice palace is a technical marvel of 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.
* "Love Is An Open Door". It's not the best song, but that's the point. Usually Disney puts their Award Bait on their love song, and it seems just too jolly, and a little off in the singers' synchronisation to face the super-awesome of songs like "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" and "A Whole New World". And then you realise it's brilliant in its composition when you face its true meaning.
* [[BadassPrincess Anna]] taking down a wolf ''with a lute''. When more wolves grab Kristoff, she lights a sleeping bag on fire and throws it at them.
** Kristoff taking down a wolf by repeatedly kicking him. With one foot! It's a really cool demonstration that he is genuinely a strong, rugged mountain-man.
** Shortly after, Sven's leap across a gorge.
** Kristoff putting Anna on Sven's back and cutting the harness when he sees the ravine, making sure that even if he doesn't make it, his best friend and the young woman in his care will. That's a crowning moment, an EstablishingCharacterMoment, and a HeroicSacrifice all in one, folks.
* There's something awesome about Kristoff's design. Compare him to other Disney Heroes. They're mostly slim, about 5'7 or 5' 8", just tall enough to embrace a princess and kiss them without overshadowing them. Hans is a perfect example of this. Kristoff is ''at least'' six feet tall, broad shouldered, rugged and muscular, with big feet and hands. When driving the sled with Anna, he takes up over half of his side. Upon his first adult appearance, he is given slightly intimidating music as he has to bend down to get through Oaken's door and looms right over Anna when first talking to her. It's like Disney said "This guy works outdoors. He'd better look like it too." He can lift Anna right off her feet without blinking, and he performs quite a lot of physical exertion in the movie. For once, a guy who is strong also looks it.
* Anna rescuing Kristoff from falling over the cliff by throwing him the pickaxe and rope.
* Hans and his men fighting against Marshmallow. Hans wins the fight by cutting Marshmallow's leg off with ''one slice!'' Possibly more awesome is Marshmallow's attempted TakingYouWithMe.
* Elsa's awesome fight scene against the Duke of Weselton's lackeys, nearly killing them with her impressive ice powers. Despite the relentless attacks, Elsa doesn't let up either. It shows that even anger and human survival instinct gives her better control of her powers than fear.
** And then Hans pleading with Elsa to not [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope become the monster everyone thinks she is]] by taking their lives.
** 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!
** The guards themselves put up one hell of a fight. They seem to think that the only way to [[AntiVillain save everyone is to kill Elsa]] ([[spoiler:they're wrong]]). They're nothing but nameless mooks JustFollowingOrders, but they use solid tactics. They take Elsa on at the same time, they make several attempts to get behind her and flank her, they never take their eyes off her, they stagger their slow-to-load crossbows bolt shots so at least one of them can cover the other (like army soldiers), and they just don't give up (which would be easy to do going up against, what amounts to, a demigod). [[IdiotBall Sure, the one guy could have just moved to the side of that ice wall]], but it gave his partner the distraction he needed to line up a fatal shot after being pinned to the wall and almost being impaled. [[spoiler:Then DangerouslyGenreSavvy Hans comes in and upstages them by using the pinned guard's crossbow to drop a chandelier on top of Elsa just after talking her down and making himself out to be TheHero.]] The whole sequence is just a bunch of people kicking ass.
* 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 go around with 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.]]
* When Anna sees [[spoiler:Hans about to kill Elsa, she [[TakingTheBullet intercepts his sword]] [[HeroicSacrifice just as her body turns into ice]]. When the sword hits her now frozen hand, it's the ''sword'' that shatters. This ends up being the "[[ThePowerOfLove act of true love]]" that [[CurseEscapeClause breaks the curse]].]]
** Go back and watch the sequence again. [[spoiler:Just as Hans' sword is about to strike Anna, it grows frost on it, just as it was about to shatter. Any metalworker knows there must be a proper balance of heat and cold when forging a sword, otherwise the metal grows too brittle to effectively use. Anna was so cold, she ''fucked with the molecular structure of metal''.]]
* Sven and Kristoff galloping across the frozen fjord in a huge ice storm to save Anna, as the frozen ships begin to collapse around them.
** Near the end, Sven looked like he'll just drown, and Kristoff is already worrying for his buddy's survival... ''Sven climbed right back up to the surface''. For a reindeer, Sven's ''really'' tough!
* [[spoiler:Kristoff marching his way to go throttle Hans for what he almost did to Anna. Luckily (however you look at it), Anna stops him. What makes this moment awesome is that it shows that you NEVER want to mess with the people Kristoff loves.]]
* It may be a small one, but the way that Anna and Elsa's parents rode on their horses to save Anna's life. They didn't stop riding. Their horses were going fast. Just seeing these two parents riding on their horses to save one of their two daughters is just awesome.
* Olaf [[spoiler:saving Anna from freezing to death alone]].
* The opening scene with the ice harvesters. Seeing them do their professional work, while singing, is just awesome. That had to have been the [[RatedMForManly manliest]] Disney song since "[[Disney/{{Mulan}} I'll Make A Man Out You.]]"
* ''The Great Thaw.'' CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome and Awesome]] combine into TearsOfJoy for Elsa. And quite a lot of the audience.
* Elsa's refusal to bless the marriage of Anna and Hans could be a huge WhamLine to die-hard Disney fans, but ultimately she was right.
---> [[spoiler:"You can't marry a man you just met."]]
* It may be Villainous Awesome, but [[spoiler:Hans' performance as a grief-stricken widower for the council of the ambassadors is a tour de force. When he passes the death sentence on Elsa, you can just make out tears in his eyes. He's an appalling man, but HeReallyCanAct.]]

!!Meta
* 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''.
** Not only did the film win the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature, but 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. A weekly lottery has been set up for the most popular costumes and plush. (May 2014)
* Surprising that the announcement came after the Broadway announcement, but... [[http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwmovies/article/Disneys-FROZEN-ON-ICE-Heading-to-an-Arena-Near-You-20140520#.U30aBygUVT5 who's ready to see]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJlbDBJmavE Frozen on Ice?]]
* 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]]. Well, now ''we'' know where to head this summer!
** The Frozen Summer Fun event is 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 has now been [[http://www.orlandosentinel.com/travel/attractions/theme-park-rangers-blog/os-disney-hollywood-studios-frozen-longer-20140806,0,2148499.post extended to September 28th!]] Coincidentally, that's the same day the fourth season of OnceUponATime premieres... which is themed around Frozen!
** They're keeping the sing-along and Frozen Funland? Awesome!
* Massive points for Disney for straying away from their ObviouslyEvil villain path and making [[spoiler:Hans]] a completely different but extremely well-done type of Disney Villain: [[spoiler:A [[TheSociopath sociopathic]] JerkassWoobie who is [[TheChessmaster clever and calculating]] while being able to hide his evilness from the characters and even the viewer!]]
* The Last Sleepless City's cover of "Let It Go". The [[EpicRiff guitar]] and singer's voice are both truly incredible.
* More Let It Go-related awesomeness— 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''. '''''50''''' renditions of '''''one''''' song! To put it in perspective, that's over ''3 hours'' of listening to Let It Go. Unfortunately, calling it The Complete Set can be considered inaccurate in terms of the one released in America because [[NegatedMomentOfAwesome there are two versions it doesn't have: Idina's and Demi's.]] And yet [[https://itunes.apple.com/tw/album/let-it-go-complete-set-from/id852970905?l=zh this one from what I assume is distributed by Japan on iTunes]] ''does'' have Idina's version ([[http://www.amazon.co.uk/Let-Complete-Set-Various-artists/dp/B00JNFMVYQ/ as does this one released in the UK]]), bringing the track total to 51, though seeing as Demi Lovato's version isn't on either version it's still technically not a "Complete Set". [[NegatedMomentOfAwesome Why that was done is anyone's guess.]]
** Wait, ''what'' popped up on iTunes 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?]] What, does it have the record for "Most Variations of a Song on iTunes" or what?
* ''Frozen'' is getting ''[[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 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 fact that the WordOfGod explanation for Elsa being born with ice powers [[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]].
* We're finally getting a [[http://www.stitchkingdom.com/disney-frozen-singalong-dvd-72233/ DVD release of the sing-along version]] in November!
* "The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic", a documentary that aired on ABC on September 2nd, 2014. 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!''
* Did you think that "Let It Go" couldn't get any cooler? Well, it can. Here's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVW13MoNdVM "Let It Go" with the backing track stripped out so that you have JUST the movie's sound effects and Idina Menzel's voice]]. You can even hear Elsa's heels clinking on the floor of her ice palace as she walks out to the balcony! And just the sound of the ice palace being created and raised with only the sound effects and Menzel's voice...is definitely something else. Although, it has a tadge of TearJerker as this REALLY emphasises that much more just how isolated Elsa really was on the North Mountain in her ice palace.
** Someone in the comments section for that cover version said they worked with the people who animated ''Frozen'' and he noted that the TearJerker status is true: "in all Disney movies the characters don't hear the music we hear when they sing, so this is actually what Elsa experienced during this scene and it's freaking awesome!"
** That particular user has actually stripped the percussion out of several of the other songs as well, creating voice-only versions of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSiG6J7x4Eo Do You Want To Build a Snowman?]]", "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeCBdpwSDHM For the First Time In Forever]]" (original version and "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2okUV2fjFio Reprise]]"), and "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s5php5pIYs Love Is An Open Door]]".
** And here's a version of "Let It Go" from the same user [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOrmzOut7As with just the sound effects]]. Ever wanted to do a Let It Go cover and have it seem like your voice is the one actually in the movie? Now you can!
* So, wonder what Creator/IdinaMenzel has been doing lately, there's that Broadway show ''If/Then'' she's in— she's doing [[http://www.wnypapers.com/news/article/current/2014/09/29/117806/tony-winning-frozen-star-idina-menzel-announces-track-listing-for-christmas-album-holiday-wishes a Christmas album?]] ''Yes'', we get to hear Elsa singing Christmas songs!
* Someone managed to make "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RwNzSg_sTU Let It Go]]" into a male-female duet, so that Idina Menzel sings it as a counterpart to a male singer. Its execution is brilliant.
* The ice show's here, it retells the movie, you can sing-along, there's awesome skating and orchestral score and effects, now the finale—is that ''Idina Menzel singing with Demi Lavato's lyrics''? It's a dance-party-style remix? It's ''an AudienceParticipation CallAndResponseSong?!'' Disney, release an ice show soundtrack, please!
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