Have you caught the Frozen Fever?

I grew up on Disney movies. And if you’re an 80’s/90’s kid, I’m sure you still remember every single line of songs from Musical Disney Movies like Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, just to name a few. My mom bought the soundtracks for all of these movies and I played them over and over in my cassette (what are those?!) and CD player. We took our kids to watch Frozen and it wasn’t long before we got hooked on the characters and songs. I am flash backed to my childhood because now our Frozen Soundtrack is on repeat throughout the day, and even if it’s not, the kids are always singing the songs.

The story of Frozen follows the lives of two sisters, Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel – LOVE her) and Anna (voice of Kristen Bell). Elsa was born with an amazing power and the struggle of it being a blessing or curse is the main problem of the story. The sisters are also joined by characters Prince Hans (Santino Fontana), Kristoff (Jonathan Groff – Gleek fans, anyone?) and Olaf the Snowman (Josh Gad). What I loved about this movie is the certain twists that Disney introduced, many that are not common with typical Disney princess movies. I don’t want to reveal too much in fear of spoiling it for you, but I’m sure you’d appreciate the different approach Disney made with Elsa and Anna’s characters and the overall plot.

I also want to plug the historical El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. I had the opportunity to take my kids there to watch Frozen thanks to a good friend and the extra things they do before the movie was so fun! An Organ Player welcomed guests before the showing and the pre-show also included Ice Sculptures, Snowball Fights (soft snowballs), a special appearance by Elsa and Anna AND snow!

If you haven’t had a chance to watch it get, take your kids now and go back a few times! Even my not-so obsessed with Disney husband really enjoyed it. The movie is coming to DVD on March 18, 2014 and if you pre-order it through Disney Store, you get a free set of 4 lithographs. They are also beautiful wall art for your little Frozen fans!

Posted in Disney, Family Fun, Kids, Movie Reviews
4 comments on “Have you caught the Frozen Fever?
  1. Rachel says:

    I really appreciated the end of the movie. I won’t spoil it for anyone who hasn’t gone but I was pleasantly surprised. We love the El Capitan too. We go every year to see The Nightmare Before Christmas.

    • StrongholdMom says:

      Yes, both my husband and I were mentioning how we would have never expected that kind of ending, but it was really great! And that’s great about your El Capitan visits! Do they do something special for Nightmare Before Christmas too? I really want to take the kids to watch Mary Poppins this week.

  2. We LOVED Frozen! I haven’t been to El Capitan since I was in college! We hope to bring the kids in the next year or so, it looks like it brings the movie to a whole new level =)

    • StrongholdMom says:

      El Capitan is definitely where I want to take the kids for every “big” movie now. When Toy Story 3 first came out they even had a whole Fun Zone with Buzz, Woody and Jessie set up in the back! We didn’t get to go unfortunately!

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