The category of animated feature has several items that must be looked. First are the graphics and animation up to par. Second, does the story line keep you interested enough to sit through all of the movie. Thirdly, do the actors doing the voice overs keep you involved in the film. With these three in mind I have to say that the award tonight will go to Frozen. This Disney animated movie makes you want to sit through the whole film. It is very entertaining and was a joy to watch. Below you will find my review of the film.
'Frozen (2013)' - In a far away place is the Kingdom of Arendelle. A beautiful land with a royal family that has two beautiful daughters. The eldest daughter Elsa (Idina Menzel) has special powers that can change things to ice and snow. One evening the two girls are playing and Elsa hurts her sister Anna ( Kristen Bell) with some ice. The King takes his daughter to some trolls who can help her. Anna can be saved but she can never know of her sisters powers. The troll Pabby (Ciaran Hinds) is able to cure Anna and the family goes back home with their secret. They keep the two girls separate for years.
The king and Queen later get lost at sea and it's Anna who presides over the funeral. When it is time to coronate Elsa to be Queen it is Anna who wants everyone to attend. Elsa is still afraid of anyone finding out about her powers.
While the Ball is going on Anna is having such a great time dancing and actually falls for a Prince Hans (Santino Fontana). Elsa and Anna have a big fight and Elsa goes running off into the night turning everything into ice and snow in her wake. Anna wants to try and get to Elsa and tell her that it doesn't matter about her powers. Anna leaves Hans in charge and she goes off to find her sister.
While searching for her sister Anna runs into a man named Kristoff. She asks him to help her find Elsa. In their search Kristoff will lose his sleigh and though he is upset about it he still helps. Once found Elsa and Anna will once again argue and this time Elsa turns part of Anna's heart into ice.
Kristoff will take her to Pabby for help. You see Pabby and the other trolls are his adopted family. Pabby says their is nothing he can do but an act of love will help change her back. They think of Hans as Anna had a small love for him. So they try and return to Arendelle to try and find Hans.
This is a beautiful story of family and love. It is also a story on how sometimes the simplest things can get in the way of love. Directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee bring this story to life for us on the big screen. You see it is an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story "The Snow Queen". This is a must see this week or at the latest next but you must take your children and grandchildren and see it before Christmas. I can say this they will love you for it for the emotion and love you will get in return will melt the coldest heart.