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The first time Disney.Frozen came up in ATT as an issue was here, four months before the official release (and over a year after the page was created). The next ATT thread is here, the same month as the release. Based on having only two threads, the wiki did not see this page as a problem.
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21 months before release (February 2012)

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Frozen is Disney's 53rd entry in its animated canon line-up, based on Hans Christian Anderson's Fairy Tale The Snow Queen. It will be in 3D using computer-generated imagery and produced by the same team from Tangled.

It is planned for a release around the holidays, 2013.

  • Development Hell: Oh my Lord. This film is over 15 years in the making! Disney planned to produce this in the 90's as a hand-drawn feature, but they scrapped it during their change in management and their shift to CG features starting with Chicken Little, and only just now picked it up again.
    Only one example; violates This Troper, and violates "what goes where" for Trivia

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20 months before release (March 2012)

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Frozen is Disney's 53rd entry in its animated canon line-up, based on Hans Christian Anderson's Fairy Tale, The Snow Queen. It will be in 3D using computer-generated imagery and produced by the same team from Tangled.

It is planned for a release on November 27th, 2013.

Definitely not to be confused with the 2010 drama/thriller film of the same name.

  • Development Hell: Oh my Lord. This film is over 15 years in the making! Disney planned to produce this in the 90's as a hand-drawn feature, but they scrapped it during their change in management and their shift to CG features starting with Chicken Little and only just recently picked it up again.
  • Fairy Tale
  • Winter Royal Lady

    Three total examples; two ZCE violations, one This Troper, and violates "what goes where" for Trivia

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19 months before release (April 2012)

    Description- 19 
Frozen is Disney's 53rd entry in its animated canon line-up, based on Hans Christian Anderson's Fairy Tale, "The Snow Queen". It will be in 3D using computer-generated imagery.

It is planned for a release on November 27th, 2013.

Not to be confused with the 2010 drama/thriller film of the same name.

  • Development Hell: Oh my Lord. This film is over 15 years in the making! Disney planned to produce this in the 90's as a hand-drawn feature, but they scrapped it during their change in management and their shift to CG features starting with Chicken Little and only just recently picked it up again.
  • Fairy Tale
  • Winter Royal Lady

    Three total examples; two ZCE violations, one This Troper, and violates "what goes where" for Trivia

18 months before release (May 2012)

    Description- 18 
Frozen is Disney's 53rd entry in its animated canon line-up, based on Hans Christian Anderson's Fairy Tale, "The Snow Queen". It will be in 3D using computer-generated imagery.

It is planned for a release on November 27th, 2013.

Not to be confused with the 2010 drama/thriller film of the same name.

  • Development Hell: Oh my Lord. This film is over 15 years in the making! Disney planned to produce this in the 90's as a hand-drawn feature, but they scrapped it during their change in management and their shift to CG features starting with Chicken Little and only just recently picked it up again.
  • Fairy Tale
  • Winter Royal Lady

    No Changes

17 months before release (June 2012)

    Description- 17 
Frozen is Disney's 53rd entry in its animated canon line-up, loosely based on Hans Christian Anderson's Fairy Tale, "The Snow Queen". It will be in 3D using computer-generated imagery. It is being directed by Chris Buck (Tarzan, Surfs Up) and will feature music by Robert Lopez and Kristen Andersen-Lopez. The Snow Queen herself will be played by Idina Menzel.

A prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, so Anna (Kristen Bell) must team up with Kristoff, a daring mountain man, on the grandest of journeys to find the Snow Queen and put an end to the icy spell. Encountering Everest-like extremes, mystical creatures and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

It is planned for a release on November 27th, 2013.

Not to be confused with the 2010 drama/thriller film of the same name.

  • Development Hell: Oh my Lord. This film is over 15 years in the making! Disney planned to produce this in the 90's as a hand-drawn feature, but they scrapped it during their change in management and their shift to CG features starting with Chicken Little and only just recently picked it up again.
  • Fairy Tale
  • In Name Only: Perhaps the most ridiculous Disney case yet.
  • Winter Royal Lady

    Four total tropes; three ZCE violations, one This Troper, violates "what goes where" for YMMV, and violates "what goes where" for Trivia

16 months before release (July 2012)

    Description- 16 
Frozen is Disney's 53rd entry in its animated canon line-up, loosely based on Hans Christian Anderson's Fairy Tale, "The Snow Queen". It will be in 3D using computer-generated imagery. It is being directed by Chris Buck (Tarzan, Surfs Up) and will feature music by Robert Lopez and Kristen Andersen-Lopez. The Snow Queen herself will be played by Idina Menzel.

A prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, so Anna (Kristen Bell) must team up with Kristoff, a daring mountain man, on the grandest of journeys to find the Snow Queen and put an end to the icy spell. Encountering Everest-like extremes, mystical creatures and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

It is planned for a release on November 27th, 2013.

Not to be confused with the 2010 drama/thriller film of the same name.

  • Development Hell: Oh my Lord. This film is over 15 years in the making! Disney planned to produce this in the 90's as a hand-drawn feature, but they scrapped it during their change in management and their shift to CG features starting with Chicken Little and only just recently picked it up again.
  • Fairy Tale
  • In Name Only: Perhaps the most ridiculous Disney case yet.
  • Winter Royal Lady

    Four total tropes; three ZCE violations, one This Troper, violates "what goes where" for violates "what goes where" for YMMV, and violates "what goes where" for Trivia

15 months before release (August 2012)

    Description- 15 
Frozen is Disney's 53rd entry in its animated canon line-up, loosely based on Hans Christian Anderson's Fairy Tale, "The Snow Queen". It will be in 3D using computer-generated imagery. It is being directed by Chris Buck (Tarzan, Surfs Up) and will feature music by Robert Lopez and Kristen Andersen-Lopez. The Snow Queen herself will be played by Idina Menzel.

A prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, so Anna (Kristen Bell) must team up with Kristoff, a daring mountain man, on the grandest of journeys to find the Snow Queen and put an end to the icy spell. Encountering Everest-like extremes, mystical creatures and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

It is planned for a release on November 27th, 2013.

Not to be confused with the 2010 drama/thriller film of the same name.

  • Animated Musical
  • Fairy Tale
  • Ice Palace: Elsa, The Snow Queen, lives in one.
  • Snowlem: Olaf, the snowman. Whether he is type I or II remains to be seen. The Snow Queen's army of snowmen qualifies as type III.
  • Winter Royal Lady

    Five total tropes; four ZCE violations, and one violation of "type labels are not examples"

14 months before release (September 2012)

    Description- 14 
Frozen is Disney's 53rd entry in its animated canon line-up, loosely based on Hans Christian Anderson's Fairy Tale, The Snow Queen. It will be in 3D using computer-generated imagery. It is being directed by Chris Buck (Tarzan, Surfs Up) and will feature music by Robert Lopez and Kristen Andersen-Lopez. The Snow Queen herself will be played by Idina Menzel.

A prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, so Anna (Kristen Bell) must team up with Kristoff, a daring mountain man, on the grandest of journeys to find the Snow Queen (Idina Menzel) and put an end to the icy spell. Encountering Everest-like extremes, mystical creatures and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

It is planned for a release on November 27th, 2013.

Not to be confused with the 2010 drama/thriller film of the same name.


13 months before release (October 2012)

    Description- 13 
Frozen is Disney's 53rd entry in its animated canon line-up, loosely based on Hans Christian Anderson's Fairy Tale, The Snow Queen. It will be in 3D using computer-generated imagery. It is being directed by Chris Buck (Tarzan, Surfs Up) and will feature music by Robert Lopez and Kristen Andersen-Lopez. The Snow Queen herself will be played by Idina Menzel.

A prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, so Anna (Kristen Bell) must team up with Kristoff, a daring mountain man, on the grandest of journeys to find the Snow Queen (Idina Menzel) and put an end to the icy spell. Encountering Everest-like extremes, mystical creatures and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

It is planned for a release on November 27th, 2013.

Not to be confused with the 2010 drama/thriller film of the same name.

  • Action Girl: Anna seems to be leaning towards this in concept art.
  • Animated Musical
  • Fairy Tale
  • Ice Palace: Elsa, The Snow Queen, lives in one.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Elsa's motivation for hiding away from the village.
  • The Prophecy: It states that a queen with a heart of ice will destroy the kingdom.
  • Snowlem: Olaf, the snowman. Whether he is type I or II remains to be seen. The Snow Queen's army of snowmen qualifies as type III.
  • Winter Royal Lady

    Eight total tropes; six ZCE violations, and one violation of "type labels are not examples"

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12 months before release (November 2012)

    Description- 12 
Frozen is Disney's 53rd entry in its animated canon line-up, loosely based on Hans Christian Anderson's Fairy Tale, The Snow Queen. It will be in 3D using computer-generated imagery. It is being directed by Chris Buck (Tarzan, Surfs Up) and will feature music by Robert Lopez and Kristen Andersen-Lopez. The Snow Queen herself will be played by Idina Menzel.

A prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, so Anna (Kristen Bell) must team up with Kristoff, a daring mountain man, on the grandest of journeys to find the Snow Queen (Idina Menzel) and put an end to the icy spell. Encountering Everest-like extremes, mystical creatures and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

It is planned for a release on November 27th, 2013.

Not to be confused with the 2010 drama/thriller film of the same name.


11 months before release (December 2012)

    Description- 11 
Frozen is Disney's 53rd entry in its animated canon line-up, loosely based on Hans Christian Anderson's Fairy Tale, The Snow Queen. It will be in 3D using computer-generated imagery. It is being directed by Chris Buck (Tarzan, Surfs Up) and will feature music by Robert Lopez and Kristen Andersen-Lopez. The Snow Queen herself will be played by Idina Menzel.

A prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, so Anna (Kristen Bell) must team up with Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) a daring mountain man, on the grandest of journeys to find Anna's older sister Elsa, the Snow Queen (Idina Menzel), and put an end to the icy spell. Encountering Everest-like extremes, mystical creatures and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

It is planned for a release on November 27th, 2013.

Not to be confused with the 2010 drama/thriller film of the same name.

  • Animated Musical
  • Fairy Tale
  • Ice Palace: Elsa, The Snow Queen, lives in one.
  • An Ice Person: Elsa, obviously.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Elsa's motivation for hiding away from the village.
  • Monochrome Casting: Sadly, this will be yet another Disney movie featuring only Caucasian characters.
  • The Prophecy: It states that a queen with a heart of ice will destroy the kingdom.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Anna and Elsa are sisters, and according to interviews there is friction between them, though how much so remains to be seen.
  • Snowlem: Olaf, the snowman. Whether he is type I or II remains to be seen. The Snow Queen's army of snowmen qualifies as type III.
  • Winter Royal Lady

    Ten total tropes; seven ZCE violations, an unnecessary Take That! to Disney, and one violation of "type labels are not examples"

10 months before release (January 2013)

    Description- 10 
Frozen is Disney's 53rd entry in its animated canon line-up, loosely based on Hans Christian Anderson's Fairy Tale, The Snow Queen. It will be in 3D using computer-generated imagery. It is being directed by Chris Buck (Tarzan, Surfs Up) and will feature music by Robert Lopez and Kristen Andersen-Lopez. The Snow Queen herself will be played by Idina Menzel.

A prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, so Anna (Kristen Bell) must team up with Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) a daring mountain man, on the grandest of journeys to find Anna's older sister Elsa, the Snow Queen (Idina Menzel), and put an end to the icy spell. Encountering Everest-like extremes, mystical creatures and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

It is planned for a release on November 27th, 2013.

Not to be confused with the 2010 drama/thriller film of the same name.


9 months before release (February 2013)

    Description- 9 
Frozen is Disney's 53rd entry in its animated canon line-up, loosely based on Hans Christian Anderson's Fairy Tale, The Snow Queen. It will be in 3D using computer-generated imagery. It is being directed by Chris Buck (Tarzan, Surfs Up) and will feature music by Robert Lopez and Kristen Andersen-Lopez. The Snow Queen herself will be played by Idina Menzel.

A prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, so Anna (Kristen Bell) must team up with Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) a daring mountain man, on the grandest of journeys to find Anna's older sister Elsa, the Snow Queen (Idina Menzel), and put an end to the icy spell. Encountering Everest-like extremes, mystical creatures and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

It is planned for a release on November 27th, 2013.

Not to be confused with the 2010 drama/thriller film of the same name.


8 months before release (March 2013)

    Description- 8 
Frozen is Disney's 53rd entry in its animated canon line-up, loosely based on Hans Christian Anderson's Fairy Tale, The Snow Queen. It will be in 3D using computer-generated imagery. It is being directed by Chris Buck (Tarzan, Surfs Up) and will feature music by Robert Lopez and Kristen Andersen-Lopez. The Snow Queen herself will be played by Idina Menzel.

A prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, so Anna (Kristen Bell) must team up with Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) a daring mountain man, on the grandest of journeys to find Anna's older sister Elsa, the Snow Queen (Idina Menzel), and put an end to the icy spell. Encountering Everest-like extremes, mystical creatures and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

It is planned for a release on November 27th, 2013.

Not to be confused with the 2010 drama/thriller film of the same name.


7 months before release (April 2013)

    Description- 7 
Frozen is Disney's 53rd entry in its animated canon line-up, loosely based on Hans Christian Anderson's Fairy Tale, The Snow Queen. It will be in 3D using computer-generated imagery. It is being directed by Chris Buck (Tarzan, Surfs Up) and will feature music by Robert Lopez and Kristen Andersen-Lopez. The Snow Queen herself will be played by Idina Menzel.

A prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, so Anna (Kristen Bell) must team up with Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) a daring mountain man, on the grandest of journeys to find Anna's older sister Elsa, the Snow Queen (Idina Menzel), and put an end to the icy spell. Encountering Everest-like extremes, mystical creatures and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

It is planned for a release on November 27th, 2013. You can see the first look at it here.


6 months before release (May 2013)

    Description- 6 
Frozen is Disney's 53rd entry in its animated canon line-up, loosely based on Hans Christian Anderson's Fairy Tale, The Snow Queen. It will be in 3D using computer-generated imagery. It is being directed by Chris Buck (Tarzan, Surfs Up) and will feature music by Robert Lopez and Kristen Andersen-Lopez. The Snow Queen herself will be played by Idina Menzel.

A prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, so Anna (Kristen Bell) must team up with Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) a daring mountain man, on the grandest of journeys to find Anna's older sister Elsa, the Snow Queen (Idina Menzel), and put an end to the icy spell. Encountering Everest-like extremes, mystical creatures and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

It is planned for a release on November 27th, 2013. You can see the first look at it here.


5 months before release (June 2013)

    Description- 5 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/frozen_poster_5312.jpg
Frozen is Disney's 53rd entry in its animated canon line-up, loosely based on Hans Christian Anderson's Fairy Tale, The Snow Queen. It will be in 3D using computer-generated imagery. It is being directed by Chris Buck (Tarzan, Surfs Up) and will feature music by Robert Lopez and Kristen Andersen-Lopez. The Snow Queen herself will be played by Idina Menzel.

A prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, so Anna (Kristen Bell) must team up with Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) a daring mountain man, on the grandest of journeys to find Anna's older sister Elsa, the Snow Queen (Idina Menzel), and put an end to the icy spell. Encountering Everest-like extremes, mystical creatures and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

It is planned for a release on November 27th, 2013. You can see the first look at it here.


4 months before release (July 2013)

    Description- 4 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/disney-frozen_2281.jpg
Frozen is Disney's 53rd entry in its animated canon line-up, loosely based on Hans Christian Anderson's Fairy Tale, The Snow Queen. It will be in 3D using computer-generated imagery. It is being directed by Chris Buck (Tarzan, Surf's Up) and will feature music by Robert Lopez and Kristen Andersen-Lopez. The Snow Queen herself will be played by Idina Menzel.

A prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, so Anna (Kristen Bell) must team up with Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) a daring mountain man, on the grandest of journeys to find Anna's older sister Elsa, the Snow Queen (Idina Menzel), and put an end to the icy spell. Encountering Everest-like extremes, mystical creatures and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

A new Mickey Mouse short entitled Get A Horse (actually an unfinished short from Walt Disney's time) is scheduled to play in front of the main feature.

It is planned for a release on November 27th, 2013. You can see the first look at it here. A Japanese teaser that (for the moment) reveals much more details about the story and look of the film can be seen here.

  • All Animals Are Dogs: Sven the reindeer acts like a dog, or at least in the trailer.
  • Aloof Big Sister: Apparently Elsa to Anna.
  • American Kirby Is Hardcore: Rare inversion. The American teaser trailer (linked above) is a goofy little short depicting the sidekick snowman getting into a fight with an elk over a carrot, doing little or nothing to actually explain the movie. The Japanese trailer (also linked above), meanwhile, reveals much more about the film's storyline and makes it look like a much heavier action-drama story.
  • Animated Musical: Why do you think they cast Idina Menzel?
  • Big Bad: Elsa.
  • Cain and Abel: Elsa and Anna seem to have this dynamic.
  • Costume Porn
  • Endless Winter: The Snow Queen puts a curse on the land which causes endless winter.
  • Fairy Tale
  • God Save Us from the Queen!/Everything's Better with Princesses: Queen Elsa and her sister, Princess Anna. Played With and possibly defied in both cases.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Anna, our optimistic and loving heroine, whose hair is a strawberry blonde, with a streak of platinum on her right.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: Both humble nobleman Hans and rugged mountaineer Kristoff possess these.
  • Ice Palace: Elsa, The Snow Queen, lives in one.
  • An Ice Person: Elsa, obviously.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Elsa's motivation for hiding away from the village.
  • In Name Only: Shaping up to be more a case of this rather than a proper adaptation. Time will tell as to whether this will be a good thing or not.
  • A Minor Kidroduction: It's been revealed that the film will start with Kristoff and Sven as children.
  • Mystical White Hair: Elsa originally had light blonde hair, but after becoming the Snow Queen, her hair became nearly-white platinum blonde.
  • The Prophecy: It states that a queen with a heart of ice will destroy the kingdom.
  • The Pollyanna: Anna.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Anna and Elsa are sisters, and according to interviews there is friction between them, though how much so remains to be seen.
  • Skunk Stripe: Anna has a single platinum blonde streak in her strawberry-blonde hair.
  • Snowlem: Olaf, a snowlem. Apparently, he was the first snowman created by Elsa and was cast out since he wasn't menacing enough. The Snow Queen's army of snowmen qualifies as Type III.
  • Tongue on the Flagpole: The Caribou character gets his tongue stuck on a frozen lake during a quarrel over a carrot with a snowman. This is only in the teaser however and may not be in the actual film, seeing how Disney often releases teasers for it's movies without real footage for the film.
  • True Blue Femininity: Anna and Elsa.
  • Winter Royal Lady: Elsa.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Apparently Elsa.

    Twenty-seven total tropes; eighteen ZCE violations, violates "what goes where" for YMMV, one violation of Multiple/Tropes/With/A/Slash, and one violation of "type labels are not examples"

3 months before release (August 2013)

    Description- 3 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/disney-frozen_2281.jpg
Frozen is Disney's 53rd entry in its animated canon line-up, loosely based on Hans Christian Anderson's Fairy Tale, The Snow Queen. It will be in 3D using computer-generated imagery. It is being directed by Chris Buck (Tarzan, Surf's Up) and will feature music by Robert Lopez and Kristen Andersen-Lopez. The Snow Queen herself will be played by Idina Menzel.

A prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, so Anna (Kristen Bell) must team up with Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) a daring mountain man, on the grandest of journeys to find Anna's older sister Elsa, the Snow Queen (Idina Menzel), and put an end to the icy spell. Encountering Everest-like extremes, mystical creatures and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

A new Mickey Mouse short entitled Get A Horse (actually an unfinished short from Walt Disney's time) is scheduled to play in front of the main feature.

Fittingly, Frozen is also getting its own playset for Disney Infinity in Winter.

It is planned for a release on November 27th, 2013. You can see the first look at it here. A Japanese and French teaser that (for the moment) reveals much more details about the story and look of the film can be seen here and here respectively. Please mark spoilers revealed in ancillary material such as the junior novelization.

  • Actor Allusion: This isn't the first time Idina Menzel's played a misunderstood young woman with magical powers.
  • All Animals Are Dogs: Sven the reindeer acts like a dog, and is described as a Labrador in a reindeer's body at the website.
  • Aloof Big Sister: Apparently Elsa to Anna.
  • American Kirby Is Hardcore: Rare inversion. The American teaser trailer (linked above) is a goofy little short depicting the sidekick snowman getting into a fight with an elk over a carrot, doing little or nothing to actually explain the movie. The Japanese trailer (also linked above), meanwhile, reveals much more about the film's storyline and makes it look like a much heavier action-drama story.
  • Animated Musical: Why do you think they cast Idina Menzel?
  • Big Bad: Elsa, falsely.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Hans.
  • Blessed with Suck: This is how Elsa views her ice and snow powers.
  • A Boy and His X: In this case, a boy and his deer (Kristoff and Sven).
  • Braids of Action: Both Anna and Elsa.
  • Cain and Abel: Elsa and Anna seem to have this dynamic.
  • Costume Porn: As in Tangled, all of the characters' costumes, especially the royals', are detailed to the stitch.
  • Deuteragonist: Elsa.
  • Emotional Powers: Elsa's powers go out of control when she feels even the smallest bit of emotion.
  • Endless Winter: The Snow Queen puts a curse on the land which causes endless winter.
  • Fairy Tale
  • Fourth Date Marriage: Lampshaded, big time. Neither Elsa nor Kristoff can believe that Anna became engaged to a guy she just met.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Anna wears braided pigtails while on her journey.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!/Everything's Better with Princesses: Queen Elsa and her sister, Princess Anna. Played With and possibly defied in both cases.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Anna, our optimistic and loving heroine, whose hair is a strawberry blonde with a streak of platinum on her right.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: Both humble nobleman Hans and rugged mountaineer Kristoff possess these.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Anna and Elsa respectively: the former is optimistic and cheerful, whereas troubled and aloof.
  • Ice Palace: Elsa, the Snow Queen, lives in one.
  • An Ice Person: Elsa, obviously.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Elsa's motivation for hiding away from the kingdom.
  • Ineffectual Loner: Possibly Invoked by Kristoff who states he's a loner, even though he spends a lot of time with Sven, his pet deer. Justified in Elsa's case since she considers herself a monster and doesn't want to be bothered because she's afraid that people will consider her as one.....including her own sister.
  • In Name Only: Shaping up to be more a case of this rather than a proper adaptation. Time will tell as to whether this will be a good thing or not.
  • Jerkass: Apparently the Duke of Weselton.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: In the prologue, after Anna was almost accidentally killed by Elsa, the trolls healed her by readjusting her memories of Elsa's magic as just normal winter days.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: To shield Elsa's powers away from everyone else, her parents ordered to have Arendelle sealed off and took it upon themselves to help her control her growing magic. Consequently, Anna had a very lonely childhood.
  • Love Dodecahedron: Between Anna, Elsa, Hans, and Kristoff. It's still a mystery who will be with whom in the end.
  • Manly Man and Sensitive Guy: Kristoff is the Manly Man to Han's Sensitive Guy.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: Hans has 12 brothers and he's the youngest.
  • A Minor Kidroduction: It's been revealed that the film will start with Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Sven as children.
  • Mystical White Hair: Elsa originally had light blonde hair, but after becoming the Snow Queen, her hair became nearly-white platinum blonde.
  • Noble Male, Roguish Male: The gentle nobleman Hans in contrast to rugged mountain man Kristoff.
  • Our Trolls Are Different: They have rock-shaped bodies and even use magic to help humans in need.
  • The Prophecy: It states that a queen with a heart of ice will destroy the kingdom.
  • The Pollyanna: Anna.
  • Red Herring: The Duke of Weselton is made to appear to be the true villain when it is actually Hans.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: At least in the junior novelization. Anna has to tell the trolls that she's not in a relationship with Kristoff.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Anna and Elsa are sisters, and according to interviews there is friction between them, though how much so remains to be seen.
  • Skunk Stripe: Anna has a single platinum blonde streak in her strawberry-blonde hair.
  • Snowlem: Olaf, a snowlem. Apparently, he was the first snowman created by Elsa and was cast out since he wasn't menacing enough. The Snow Queen's army of snowmen qualifies as Type III.
  • Tongue on the Flagpole: Sven gets his tongue stuck on a frozen lake during a quarrel over a carrot with a snowman. This is only in the teaser however and may not be in the actual film, seeing how Disney often releases teasers for its movies without real footage for the film.
  • Troubled, but Cute: Elsa.
  • True Blue Femininity: Anna and Elsa both wear dresses that are mainly blue.
  • Villain Song: "Let it Go" is a mix of this and an "I Am Becoming" Song, as it's actually a rather uplifting number more along the lines of "Defying Gravity" from Wicked.
  • Winter Royal Lady: Elsa.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Apparently Elsa.
  • Wrong Guy First

    Fifty-two total tropes; thirty ZCE violations, five violations of Handling Spoilers, violates "what goes where" for YMMV, one violation of Multiple/Tropes/With/A/Slash, and one violation of "type labels are not examples"

2 months before release (September 2013)

    Description- 2 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/frozen_poster_1094.jpg
Frozen is Disney's 53rd entry in its animated canon line-up, loosely based on Hans Christian Anderson's Fairy Tale, The Snow Queen. It will be in 3D using computer-generated imagery. It is being directed by Chris Buck (Tarzan, Surf's Up) and will feature music by Robert Lopez and Kristen Andersen-Lopez. The Snow Queen herself will be played by Idina Menzel.

A prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, so Anna (Kristen Bell) must team up with Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) a daring mountain man, on the grandest of journeys to find Anna's older sister Elsa, the Snow Queen (Idina Menzel), and put an end to the icy spell. Encountering Everest-like extremes, mystical creatures and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

A new Mickey Mouse short entitled Get A Horse is scheduled to play in front of the main feature.

Fittingly, Frozen is also getting its own playset for Disney Infinity in winter.

It is planned for a release on November 27th, 2013. You can watch the official trailer here. Please mark spoilers revealed in ancillary material such as the junior novelization.

  • Actor Allusion: This isn't the first time Idina Menzel's played a misunderstood young woman with magical powers.
  • Adorkable: Anna.
  • All Animals Are Dogs: Sven the reindeer acts like a dog, and is described as a Labrador in a reindeer's body at the website.
  • Aloof Big Sister: Apparently Elsa to Anna.
  • American Kirby Is Hardcore: Rare inversion. The American teaser trailer (linked above) is a goofy little short depicting the sidekick snowman getting into a fight with an elk over a carrot, doing little or nothing to actually explain the movie. The Japanese trailer (also linked above), meanwhile, reveals much more about the film's storyline and makes it look like a much heavier action-drama story.
    • The new American Theatrical versions has added more detail about the plot than the teaser but is more comedic than the Japanese version
  • Animated Musical: Why do you think they cast Idina Menzel?
  • Big Bad: Elsa, falsely.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Hans.
  • Blessed with Suck: This is how Elsa views her ice and snow powers.
  • A Boy and His X: In this case, a boy and his deer (Kristoff and Sven).
  • Braids of Action: Both Anna and Elsa.
  • Cain and Abel: Elsa and Anna seem to have this dynamic.
  • Costume Porn: As in Tangled, all of the characters' costumes, especially the royals', are detailed to the stitch.
  • Deuteragonist: Elsa.
  • Emotional Powers: Elsa's powers go out of control when she feels even the smallest bit of emotion.
  • Endless Winter: The Snow Queen puts a curse on the land which causes endless winter.
  • Fairy Tale
  • Fantasy Counterpart Culture: Arendelle is heavily based on Norway.
  • Fourth Date Marriage: Lampshaded, big time. Neither Elsa nor Kristoff can believe that Anna became engaged to a guy she just met.
  • Freudian Slip: Hans, "...I will not hesitate to protect Arendelle from treason"
  • Girlish Pigtails: Anna wears braided pigtails while on her journey.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!/Everything's Better with Princesses: Queen Elsa and her sister, Princess Anna. Played With and possibly defied in both cases.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Anna, our optimistic and loving heroine, whose hair is a strawberry blonde with a streak of platinum on her right.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: Both humble nobleman Hans and rugged mountaineer Kristoff possess these.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Anna and Elsa respectively: the former is optimistic and cheerful, whereas troubled and aloof.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: Played for Drama; Elsa just can't control her ice powers.
  • Ice Palace: Elsa, the Snow Queen, lives in one.
  • An Ice Person: Elsa, obviously.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Elsa's motivation for hiding away from the kingdom.
  • Ineffectual Loner: Possibly Invoked by Kristoff who states he's a loner, even though he spends a lot of time with Sven, his pet deer. Justified in Elsa's case since she considers herself a monster and doesn't want to be bothered because she's afraid that people will consider her as one.....including her own sister.
  • In Name Only: Shaping up to be more a case of this rather than a proper adaptation. Time will tell as to whether this will be a good thing or not.
  • Jerkass: Apparently the Duke of Weselton.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: In the prologue, after Anna was almost accidentally killed by Elsa, the trolls healed her by readjusting her memories of Elsa's magic as just normal winter days.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: To shield Elsa's powers away from everyone else, her parents ordered to have Arendelle sealed off and took it upon themselves to help her control her growing magic. Consequently, Anna had a very lonely childhood.
  • Love Dodecahedron: Between Anna, Elsa, Hans, and Kristoff. It's still a mystery who will be with whom in the end.
  • Manly Man and Sensitive Guy: Kristoff is the Manly Man to Han's Sensitive Guy.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: Hans has 12 brothers and he's the youngest.
  • A Minor Kidroduction: It's been revealed that the film will start with Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Sven as children.
  • Mystical White Hair: Elsa originally had light blonde hair, but after becoming the Snow Queen, her hair became nearly-white platinum blonde.
  • Noble Male, Roguish Male: The gentle nobleman Hans in contrast to rugged mountain man Kristoff.
  • Our Trolls Are Different: They have rock-shaped bodies and even use magic to help humans in need.
  • The Prophecy: It states that a queen with a heart of ice will destroy the kingdom.
  • The Pollyanna: Anna.
  • Red Herring: The Duke of Weselton is made to appear to be the true villain when it is actually Hans.
  • Savage Wolves: Anna and Kristoff are attacked by wolves at one point in their journey.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: At least in the junior novelization. Anna has to tell the trolls that she's not in a relationship with Kristoff.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Anna and Elsa are sisters, and according to interviews there is friction between them, though how much so remains to be seen.
  • Skunk Stripe: Anna has a single platinum blonde streak in her strawberry-blonde hair.
  • Snowlem: Olaf, a snowlem. Apparently, he was the first snowman created by Elsa and was cast out since he wasn't menacing enough. The Snow Queen's army of snowmen qualifies as Type III.
  • Tongue on the Flagpole: Sven gets his tongue stuck on a frozen lake during a quarrel over a carrot with a snowman. This is only in the teaser however and may not be in the actual film, seeing how Disney often releases teasers for its movies without real footage for the film.
  • Troubled, but Cute: Elsa.
  • True Blue Femininity: Anna and Elsa both wear dresses that are mainly blue.
  • Villain Song: "Let it Go" is a mix of this and an "I Am Becoming" Song, as it's actually a rather uplifting number more along the lines of "Defying Gravity" from Wicked.
  • Wham Line:
    Hans: Oh, Anna...if only someone loved you.
  • Winter Royal Lady: Elsa.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Apparently Elsa.
  • Wrong Guy First

    Fifty-eight total tropes; thirty-seven ZCE violations, seven violations of Handling Spoilers, violates "what goes where" for YMMV, one violation of Multiple/Tropes/With/A/Slash, and one violation of "type labels are not examples"

1 months before release (October 2013)

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Frozen is Disney's 53rd entry in its animated canon line-up, loosely inspired by Hans Christian Anderson's Fairy Tale, The Snow Queen. It will be in 3D using computer-generated imagery. It is being directed by Chris Buck (Tarzan, Surf's Up) and will feature music by Robert Lopez and Kristen Andersen-Lopez. The Snow Queen herself will be played by Idina Menzel.

A prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, so Anna (Kristen Bell) must team up with Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) a daring mountain man, on the grandest of journeys to find Anna's older sister Elsa, the Snow Queen (Idina Menzel), and put an end to the icy spell. Encountering Everest-like extremes, mystical creatures and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

A new Mickey Mouse short entitled Get a Horse! is scheduled to play in front of the main feature.

Fittingly, Frozen is also getting its own playset for Disney Infinity in winter.

It is planned for a release on November 27th, 2013. You can watch the first trailer here and the second here. Please mark spoilers revealed in ancillary material such as the junior novelization.

  • Actor Allusion: This isn't the first time Idina Menzel's played a misunderstood young woman with magical powers.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Unlike her counterpart in The Snow Queen, Elsa is most definitely not evil and is more a victim of her own "powers."
  • Adorkable: Anna.
  • All Animals Are Dogs: Sven the reindeer acts like a dog, and is described as a Labrador in a reindeer's body at the website.
  • Aloof Big Sister: Apparently Elsa to Anna.
  • American Kirby Is Hardcore: Rare inversion. The American teaser trailer (linked above) is a goofy little short depicting the sidekick snowman getting into a fight with an elk over a carrot, doing little or nothing to actually explain the movie. The Japanese trailer (also linked above), meanwhile, reveals much more about the film's storyline and makes it look like a much heavier action-drama story.
    • A later American Theatrical trailer has added more detail about the plot than the teaser but is still more comedic than the Japanese ad.
  • Animated Musical: Why do you think they cast Idina Menzel?
  • Award-Bait Song: "Let It Go" seems to be heading this way, though it's quite an unique example in that it's Elsa's "I Am Becoming" Song.
  • Big Bad: Elsa, falsely, it's really Prince Hans.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Hans.
  • Blessed with Suck: This is how Elsa views her ice and snow powers.
  • Conveniently an Orphan: The King and Queen, the sisters' parents, lost their lives in a storm on their way to visit a foreign kingdom by sea. Given that they were introduced at the beginning of the film, this trope is justified in order for Elsa to be coronated as the queen at a young age, an important part of the plot.
  • A Boy and His X: In this case, a boy and his deer (Kristoff and Sven).
  • Braids of Action: Both Anna and Elsa.
  • Casual Danger Dialog: The wolf attack scene. First as Anna and Kristoff are being chased by the wolves, they momentarily banter about Anna's Fourth Date Marriage. Then when Kristoff is pulled off the sleigh by a wolf, Anna cries out "Christopher!" and his first response as he's dragged through the snow is to correct her. After Anna saves him, he complains that she almost set him on fire.
  • Costume Porn: As in Tangled, all of the characters' costumes, especially the royals', are detailed to the stitch.
  • Deuteragonist: Elsa.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Elsa and Anna, after all the tragedies both sisters have been through, they really, really deserve one.
  • Emotional Powers: Elsa's powers go out of control when she feels even the smallest bit of emotion.
  • Endless Winter: Elsa put a curse on the land which causes endless winter, though she didn't intent to and was shocked when Anna told her that.
  • Evil Old Folks: The Duke.
  • Fairy Tale
  • Fantasy Counterpart Culture: Arendelle is heavily based on Norway.
  • Fourth Date Marriage: Lampshaded, big time. Neither Elsa nor Kristoff can believe that Anna became engaged to a guy she just met. And ultimately subverted. Hans doesn't love Anna, he just wants to use her to become ruler of Arendelle.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Anna wears braided pigtails while on her journey.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!/Everything's Better with Princesses: Queen Elsa and her sister, Princess Anna. Played With and possibly defied in both cases.
  • Gilded Cage: To shield Elsa's powers away from everyone else, her parents ordered to have the castle sealed off and took it upon themselves to help her control her growing magic. Elsa spent most of the time in her room. Consequently, Anna, as well as Elsa, had a very lonely childhood despite living under the same roof.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: Played for Drama; Elsa just can't control her ice powers.
  • "I Am Becoming" Song: "Let it Go", sung by Elsa as she transforms herself into the Snow Queen and creates an ice palace after running away from Arendelle.
  • Ice Palace: Elsa, the Snow Queen, lives in one.
  • An Ice Person: Elsa, obviously.
  • Ineffectual Loner: Possibly Invoked by Kristoff who states he's a loner, even though he spends a lot of time with Sven, his pet deer. Justified in Elsa's case since she considers herself a monster and doesn't want to be bothered because she's afraid that people will consider her as one.....including her own sister.
  • Irony: Elsa asked Anna to leave the castle if she could not stand living a place shut out from the outer world, moments after however, it was Elsa herself who fled the castle after accidentally revealing her magic in front of the guests.
  • Jerkass: Apparently the Duke of Weselton.
  • The Kingdom: Arendelle, which is inspired by Norway/Scandinavia.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: Both humble nobleman Hans and rugged mountaineer Kristoff possess these.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: In the prologue, after Anna was almost accidentally killed by Elsa, the trolls healed her by readjusting her memories of Elsa's magic as just normal winter days.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Anna and Elsa respectively: the former is optimistic and cheerful, whereas troubled and aloof.
  • Literally Shattered Lives: Inverted, as Anna's frozen body was so hard that it broke Hans' sword.
  • Love at First Sight: Anna falls in love with Hans immediately, and is convinced he loves her back.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Hans. He uses his nice guy act to woo Anna and try to rule the kingdom, manages to capture Elsa while still seeming like a good guy as he calmly asks her to stop the winter, and only reveals his true nature when Anna desperately needs the love she thinks he can provide.
  • Manly Man and Sensitive Guy: Kristoff is the Manly Man to Han's Sensitive Guy.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: Hans has 12 brothers and he's the youngest.
  • Merchandise Always Spoils: A fairly subtle one. Notice how Hans is left out of the merchandise unless it's a set of the full cast, but Kristoff isn't, marking him as the male lead. Notably, Kristoff has a Mattel and Disney Store fashion doll, but Hans only has a Disney Store one. The Disney Store makes dolls of the villains, so the fact that they have a Hans doll isn't all that strange after you learn the twist.
  • A Minor Kidroduction: It's been revealed that the film will start with Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Sven as children.
  • Mystical White Hair: Elsa's hair is a nearly-white platinum blonde. It's also a sign of the curse Anna succumbs to after Elsa accidentally hits her in the heart with her magic.
  • Mythology Gag: Recursively: This picture of Anna is an ALMOST direct recreation of this painting, which was the basis for the art styler of Tangled
  • Noble Male, Roguish Male: The gentle nobleman Hans in contrast to rugged mountain man Kristoff.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: Olaf's role in the group.
  • Our Trolls Are Different: They have rock-shaped bodies and even use magic to help humans in need.
  • Painful Transformation: Anna undergoes this as she slowly turns into solid ice after being accidentally hit in the heart by Elsa's magic.
  • The Pollyanna: Anna.
  • The Power of Love: The trailers say love between family, specifically siblings, will be a prominent theme of the movie.
  • Red Herring: The Duke of Weselton is made to appear to be the true villain when it is actually Hans.
  • Savage Wolves: Anna and Kristoff are attacked by wolves at one point in their journey.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: At least in the junior novelization. Anna has to tell the trolls that she's not in a relationship with Kristoff.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Anna and Elsa are sisters, and according to interviews there is friction between them, though how much so remains to be seen.
  • Skunk Stripe: Anna has a single platinum blonde streak in her strawberry-blonde hair. It's the lingering trace of Elsa's magic accidentally hitting her head when they were very young. Later, her hair turns completely white as she succumbs to Elsa's accidental curse, which hit her in her heart. It disappears after the curse breaks.
  • Snowlem: Olaf, a type I snowlem. He was the first snowman unknowingly created by Elsa. Marshmellow qualifies as Type III.
  • Tongue on the Flagpole: Sven gets his tongue stuck on a frozen lake during a quarrel over a carrot with a snowman. This is only in the teaser and may not be in the actual film, seeing how Disney often releases teasers for its movies without real footage for the film.
  • Trailers Always Spoil: The newest trailer briefly shows a clip of Elsa saving Olaf from melting.
  • Troubled, but Cute: Elsa.
  • True Blue Femininity: Anna and Elsa both wear dresses that are mainly blue.
  • True Love's Kiss: Dramatically subverted. The act of true love that breaks Anna's curse is not this, but rather Anna's sacrifice to protect Elsa.
  • You Are Not Alone: A major theme of the movie.
  • Wham Line:
    Hans: Oh, Anna...if only someone loved you.
  • Winter Royal Lady: Elsa.
  • Wrong Guy First

    Sixty-nine total tropes; thirty-seven ZCE violations (including Weblinks are not examples), ten violations of Handling Spoilers, one violation of "don't Pot Hole trope names (causing trope duplication), one violation of Multiple/Tropes/With/A/Slash, and one violation of "type labels are not examples"

0 months before release (November 2013)

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