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'Frozen' becomes highest-grossing animated film of all time

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On March 30, 2014, Walt Disney Pictures announced that the animated musical "Frozen" has become the highest-grossing animated film of all time and Disney's biggest hit movie of all time. As of March 30, 2014, "Frozen" has grossed $1 billion in ticket sales worldwide, according to Disney.

According to a Disney press release: "'Frozen' is the first billion-dollar film for Walt Disney Animation Studios and its first film to receive the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature."

Disney-owned Pixar Studios has won several Oscars for Best Animated Feature, including "The Incredibles," "Finding Nemo," "Up," "Brave," and "Toy Story 3."

"Frozen" won two Oscars: Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song ("Let It Go"). The movie also won Best Animated Feature at other major movie awards, including the Golden Globes and the Critics' Choice Awards.

“Frozen” is directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, written by Jennifer Lee, and produced by Peter Del Vecho.

The voice stars of "Frozen" include Kristin Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad and Santino Fontana.

The movie has original songs written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and an original score by Christophe Beck.

"Frozen" was released in the U.S. and Canada in November 2013. In January 2014, a sing-along version of the animated musical "Frozen" in more than 1,000 U.S. theaters on Jan. 31, 2014.

The movie was released as a digital download on Feb. 25, 2014, and on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD on March 18, 2014.

According to Disney, “Frozen” is the "fastest-selling digital release ever and sold over 3.2 million Blu-ray/DVD units in its first day, putting it on track to be one of the biggest home entertainment sellers in a decade."

The "Frozen" soundtrack is also a hit. It was No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and has been certified platinum (1 million copies shipped) by the Recording Industry Association of America.


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