In 2010 Disney released Tangled. Despite trying to do something new and refreshing Tangled ended up feeling a little too familiar with the modernised fairytale being thoroughly worn out since the success and originality of Shrek. Tangled also demonstrated Disney’s attempt to step up their game as collaborators and partners and animation rivals Pixar churning out a vast number of high quality films that attracted adults and children alike over the previous two decades. Three years after TangledDisney have released Frozen. A romantic, comical and very loose adaptation of The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen, Frozen proves that Disney seem to have finally got the balance just right. A mixture of the classic Disney magical storytelling and a witty, contemporary script makes Frozen an instant classic that has earned its place next to the likes of Shrek, Brave and Enchanted; three other modern fairy tales from competing studios. Princess Elsa was born with icy powers. Her powers, although beautiful, are highly dangerous. After experiencing the grave power of her abilities in her childhood, Elsa becomes a recluse. Her sister, the lively and vibrant princess Anna, doesn’t understand why her sister shuts her and the rest of the world out. During Elsa’s transition from princess to queen her powers are unleashed leaving her kingdom stuck in a bitter winter. Anna, with the assistance of a grumpy ice seller called Kristoff and a charming snowman called Olaf, ventures out on a wintry mission to bring back her sister and banish the icy curse that has fallen on the kingdom.
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