On November 27, 2013, the animated film “Frozen” was released in United States movie theaters.
With screenplay by Jennifer Lee, the fifty-third Disney animated feature film was inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, “The Snow Queen.”
The film tells the tale of the fearless Princess Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell) who journeys alongside her loyal pet reindeer, a tough iceman and a naive snowman to find her princess sister Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel).
Film critics and audiences immediately fell in love with “Frozen,” making it the highest-grossing animated film of all time. It earned Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song (“Let It Go”) as well as a Golden Globe and three Grammys. It was also groundbreaking by providing young girls – and boys – with strong female role models.
In 2016, Disney’s “Moana” continued the legacy of “Frozen” with an even more unapologetically feminist protagonist. Reflecting the more empowered role of women in society, Disney films have come a long way since Snow White’s “Someday My Prince Will Come.”