While it’s warmer here today and the snow’s melting away here in Iowa, it’s actually been an early winter here in Iowa. We’ve had lots of snow and lots of winter fun early this year. It’s meant lots of fun outdoors with snowball fights and snowmen, and also fun indoors keeping warm as well. We also recently headed out to theaters recently to see at the hit Disney movie Frozen that’s taking the box office by storm. Here’s a little bit about Frozen, just in case you haven’t seen all the commercials and previews.
Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind “Tangled” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” presents “Frozen,” a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.
The film is directed by Chris Buck (“Tarzan,” “Surf’s Up”) and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter, “Wreck-It Ralph”), and produced by Peter Del Vecho (“Winnie the Pooh,” “The Princess and the Frog”). Featuring music from Tony® winner Robert Lopez (“The Book of Mormon,” “Avenue Q”) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“In Transit”), “Frozen” is now in theaters everywhere.
I have to admit, as a woman and a mom who is teaching a young girl “girl power”, I sometimes have a few beefs with children’s films and princess movies. I’m not keen on the concept of waiting around for your prince to come rescue you someday, and have been instead trying to teach my 9 year old step-daughter to make her own path and that instead someday her prince will come to her like her daddy found me.
I wasn’t entirely sure what to think of Frozen when we headed into theaters to check it out this month, but I can tell you my kids have been begging to see this one since the previews first came out. They were obsessed with the comical antics of the reindeer, the funny Olaf the Snowman and thought the previews were hilarious. We HAD to see it opening weekend and have seen it a couple additional times since.
After watching Frozen more than once now, I really have to say that Disney did make a new princess movie for a new generation of princesses. While like everyone else, the two main characters, sisters Anna and Elsa have worries and doubts in themselves, they also don’t have to rely on a prince to come save the day. Instead they take initiative to take care of the problems at hand on their own and are strong and confident role models for young girls. The movie also encourages girls to use their gifts in a positive way and shows them that it’s OK to use their talents, and that they don’t have to hide the things that they are good at.
In addition to setting a good example Frozen does have a great modern soundtrack that will make both kids and grownups love the musical numbers and some fun comedic relief too. Like most Disney animated films, Frozen is totally kid friendly and suitable for all ages. There are a couple moments with an ice monster that might frighten very young viewers, but they are very brief and nothing an extra snuggle from mom and dad can’t make better.
Overall, Frozen is a great new addition to the Disney line up and I’m happy as a mom to see “princess power” happening in films. It’s great to see positive and strong female leads that aren’t dependent on waiting for their prince to come save them, and these characters are great additions to the Disney family.
Anyone wanna build a snowman?? (See the movie, you’ll understand, LOL)
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Disclosure: Two Kids and Coupon paid for the cost of this movie at our own expense and all opinions expressed are our own. However as always we used coupons and got a great deal!