Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Disney's Frozen Comes to Blu-Ray March 18th {Review}



The wait is over! Disney's Frozen, winner of the 2014 Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film, arrives in stores today on Blu-Ray and DVD. Yay! When we saw this in the theatres, Boo immediately announced he couldn't wait for us to be able to add it to our collection at home, to watch over and over again. And I'm good with that.

Frozen is classic Disney. The quality of the story, writing, characters and animation are all superb. And the songs are wonderfully singable and stay with you.

The synopsis:
Fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey — teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven — to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.
I love the strong female characters - independent, powerful, and confident. And the comic relief provided by the snowman Olaf. I actually bought myself an Olaf stuffie for Christmas. Because I love him that much.

The Blu-Ray provides many extras, including deleted scenes and an interesting look into how the characters were developed. Naturally there are a selection of music videos for the award-winning song "Let It Go," and the Mickey Mouse theatrical short "Get A Horse" is on there as well. Perhaps my favourite bonus feature is "D'frosted: Disney's Journey from Hans Christian Andersen to Frozen." This is a look at the 75 year history of Walt Disney's connection to the Snow Queen tale and how it finally came to be the Frozen we see today.

This disc is a must-have addition to your Disney library. I may just go watch it again ...

Disclosure: I received an advance copy of the Blu-Ray to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions on this blog, as always, remain my own.

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