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I completed the 2016 Summer Program in the School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles. I received a BS Degree in Radio/TV from ASU and a MA Degree in Technical and Expository Writing from UALR. As a Cancer Survivor and a Widow, I hope I can help others through my Blog http://leslieinlittlerock.blogspot.com/ Twitter @leslieinlr and Instagram @leslieinlittlerock accounts.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Movie Review - Frozen (2013)

I finally watched the movie Frozen recently and I loved it!

Release Date:  Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Running Time:  102 minutes

Genre:  Animation/Adventure/Comedy

Rating:  Rated PG for some action and mild rude humor
Directors: Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee

  • Jennifer Lee (Screenplay)
  • Hans Christian Andersen (Inspired by the story "The Snow Queen" )
  • Chris Buck
  • Shane Morris
  • Dean Wellins

Description:  Fearless optimist Princess Anna first meets Prince Hans and then teams up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his reindeer Sven in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious talking snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Queen Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.




Kristin Bell as Anna


Idina Menzel as Elsa





Jonathan Groff as Kristoff



Santino Fontana as Prince Hans















Josh Gad as Olaf



Leslie's Notes

The animated Disney musical Frozen has the charm of The Little Mermaid (1989), the strong female lead of Beauty and the Beast (1991) and a musical score as amazing as the one in Aladdin (1992). 

I think the success of Frozen is that it is a musical, cast with Broadway stars, two of which have had major parts in the TV show Glee (Jonathan Groff as Jesse St. James and Idina Menzel as Rachel's mother, Shelby). 

It's sad that the fact that actor John Travolta mispronounced Idina Menzel's name as "Adele Deezem" when he introduced her at this year's Academy Awards before she sang the hit song "Let It Go" from the movie received almost more media attention than the premier of the movie!  The song then won the award "Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song" and Frozen was named "Best Animated Feature Film of the Year". 

I missed it in the movie theaters, finally watched the movie recently On Demand on my AT&T U-Verse and loved it!

Santino Fontana, Idina Menzel, Executive Producer John Lassater,
Kristin Bell and Josh Gad