Frozen (2013)

Frozen (2013 film) poster.jpgHeart of Ice

Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.

For a while, Disney was considered to be losing their touch while Pixar were the cream of the crop in animated films. But over the past few years, Disney have been clawing their way up, proving they've still got it, and with Frozen, they have officially reclaimed their crown.

The film focuses on sisters Elsa and Anna, the former having ice powers which she does not have full control over, which leaves her scared of the damage they could cause after an accident with Anna.

While there are romantic entanglements abound, the film refreshingly does not make this the main focus, instead casting the gaze upon the sisterly relationship and how Elsa's cryokinesis has left her shut off from Anna. There is no major antagonist for the characters to defeat in order to overcome their problem. As opposed to a dragon or a witch, it is Elsa's fears that must be overcome.

People may have been going on about the minions as the most adorable and hilarious characters in a 2013 animated film, but Olaf has every single one of them beat. He's one of Disney's more adorable and funny recent characters, wonderfully brought to life by Josh Gad, who brings a unique charm that makes this snowman not once veer into annoying territory, which is more than can be said about the minions.

From the character designs to the snow covered settings, the animation is a gorgeous sight for the eyes to behold. For the first time in a while, the songs are a memorable bunch, with the rousing 'Let It Go' proving to be the highlight, deserving of a Best Original Song oscar.

Frozen is a beautifully animated, heartfelt tale with wonderful characterization, brilliant songs & plenty of laughs. A new Disney classic.