#1 – Frozen
This is the 53rd motion picture from Walt Disney Animation Studios, following on from #52, Wreck-It Ralph, which hit cinemas at the start of the year and impressed us spoooolers enough to warrant a ★★★ review. Disney’s recent revival has also seen them bring us 2009’s The Princess and the Frog and 2010’s Tangled – comforting news for those of you thinking it was still just Dreamworks and Pixar who could do anything of note in the animation world.
Frozen tells the story of, and I quote… “a fearless, yet optimistic princess who sets off on an epic journey alongside a rugged mountain man, his loyal reindeer, and a hapless snowman to find her sister, the Snow Queen, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter”. It’s an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Snow Queen” if you’re into that kind of thing.
Kirsten Bell and Josh Gad (one half of the Book of Mormon team) are likely to be the only voice actors you recognise on this one.