Last Sunday, the Monkeys accompanied me to a preview of Disney’s FROZEN, an animated movie loosely based on The Snow Queen. I was one of those spooky kids that read Grimm’s Fairy Tales in the original, and I loved the Snow Queen. The story has been Disnified in the most delightful way, and the original was written by Hans Christian Anderson, so it’s not very gothic at all. Perfect for regular children! As it is a movie aimed at children, I’ve interviewed my own to see what they thought.
Did you like Frozen?
MonkeyBoy Yes! I loved the snow, it made me feel cold!
The Gentleman Yes, I did. The animation was very good and I liked the characters.
Did you like the singing? What was your favourite part?
MonkeyBoy I liked the singing, my favourite part was the funny moose. His name was Sven.
The Gentleman The singing was great! I liked the giant snowman that was protecting the Queen.
MonkeyBoy Yeah I liked the Giant Snowman! And the trolls!
Can you tell me what the movie was about?
MonkeyBoy Be careful if you have magic because you might do something bad without meaning to. You have to be careful or you might freeze the whole lake.
The Gentleman It was about a Queen who didn’t like her powers but she ended up learning how to control them.
What did you think of the bad guy?
MonkeyBoy That princess punched him into the water! YEAH!!
The Gentleman He had it coming.
Frozen opens in Australia on Boxing Day, and is the story of Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell), who sets off on a journey to find her sister Elsa (Idina Menzell), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. She teams up with rugged Kristoff (Jonathon Groff) and his loyal reindeer, and encounters mystical trolls and a scene stealing hilarious snow man, Olaf (Josh Gad). Frozen is available to view in 3D.