Monday 4 November 2013

The Wrap Calls Frozen "Disney’s Best Animated Musical Since Beauty and the Beast"

We're under a month away from the release of Disney's 53rd animated feature, and the glowing reviews are already coming in. We've seen it called the "Greatest Disney Animated Event Since The Lion King," and a new review from The Wrap calls it the best since Beauty and the Beast! "Proactive princesses and catchy tunes make for a winning combo in this updating of Hans Christian Andersen’s “Snow Queen”," says the review.

The Wrap's Alonso Duralde praises the film on pretty much every level, from music, to story, to the film's message. Check out highlights from the review below - but if you're reading the full one, beware of spoilers:

Songs: "With the exception of “Love Is an Open Door,” which sounds as if it came out of the “High School Musical” unused-song drawer, the tunes are terrific — moving, stirring, funny and catchy. Don’t be surprised if “Frozen” becomes yet another Disney animated feature to hit the Broadway stage; in this case, however, the transition promises to be fairly smooth, based on the strength of the material. (“Frozen on Ice,” meanwhile, seems inevitable.)"

Story: "While it lags the tiniest bit on its way to the conclusion, the script by Jennifer Lee (who co-directed with Chris Buck) and Shane Morris, based on the Hans Christian Andersen fable, really delivers; it offers characters to care about, along with some nifty twists and surprises along the way."

Summary: "This is the best animated musical to come out of Disney since the tragic death of lyricist Howard Ashman, whose work on “The Little Mermaid” and “Beauty and the Beast” helped build the studio’s modern animated division into what it is today. And while “Frozen” may provide some new outfits for young princesses-in-waiting, it’s a movie that inspires inner strength to go with those outer ruffles."

Well this is going to be great! Frozen smashes its way into cinemas on 27th November in the US, and arrives here in the UK a week later on 6th December.


  1. Juan Carlo Navarro4 November 2013 at 16:32

    I'm glad you remove the spoilers! :)

  2. Best Animated Feature Oscar

  3. Jessica Heeringa8 November 2013 at 09:42

    I love to watch Broadway Musical Shows..The Lion King is the best Broadway musical i have ever seen! I have got tickets for Lion King from GoodSeatTickets at a very reasonable price!