RELEASED ON DVD Tuesday March 18th – 2014 OSCAR WINNER for BEST ANIMATED FEATURE – FROZEN

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FROZEN – Rated PG

Well, get ready to settle in for 108 minutes of pure family enjoyment – as Disney has created the most enjoyable animated feature since TOY STORY 3 – with their new film FROZEN!

We join sister’s Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell) and her older sister Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel), having the time of their lives as youngsters, loving to share in one another’s lives as much as possible.  Elsa has magical winterful powers, which she shares with her sister, making everything a winter wonderland!  When Elsa accidentally touches Anna, injuring her, she is forbidden to play with her sister anymore.  As the two sisters grow up, each longing for the interaction they once shared with one another, a terrible tragedy takes their parents.  As the girls try to make the most of growing up without their loving parents, or interaction with one another, Elsa comes of age, and is to be made Queen of Arendale.

The gates of the City are opened for the coronation, when Anna meets a fine young Prince named Hans (voiced by Santino Fantana) and seems to fall instantly in love with the suave and caring young man.  When Elsa is enraged by their wanting to get married after just meeting, her anger unleashes her powers, which engulf the entire kingdom in ice and snow. Elsa leaves as fast as her legs will carry her, to live a life of solitude, so her powers cannot affect anyone ever again.

As Anna sets off to find her sister, she meets Kristoff (voiced by Jonathon Groff) and his companion, Sven the Reindeer.  These new friends search for Elsa in an attempt to save her from herself, when they happen upon a snowman, which was created by Elsa for her and Anna to play with when they were younger named Olaf (voiced by Josh Gad).

Will Anna and Kristoff find Elsa before it’s too late?  Will Anna and the Duke find true love, or will Kristoff decide that Anna is the right girl for him instead?  And will Olaf’s desire to be somewhere warm be his demise when it is all said and done?

I give FROZEN an A+:  I haven’t seen an animated film this enjoyable since TOY STORY 3.  I think this one is even better than Tangled! Based off of Hans Christian Andersons “The SNOW QUEEN” all the characters come to life – the animation is mesmerizing, the Characters are fun to watch, and the beautiful music throughout will make each and every viewer want to be FROZEN too.  From Sven, the endearing deer, to the over-the-top snowman named Olaf, to the scary FROZEN Beast; you will be on the edge of your seat, wondering where the story will take you next. And the fact that Writer & Director Chris Buck put a new twist on what breaks the spell this time around was exciting too!  Who needs a man when you have the love and admiration of your sister?  No one!  You will absolutely love this film from beginning to end – so grab each and every family member that comes to visit and head out into the cold to catch FROZEN……it’s one film viewing that should be on everyone’s “to-do list”.

Kathy Kaiser