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Frozen Gives Disney Animation Its Biggest Opening Ever


Gotta say, given the relative lack of marketing for Frozen I did not see this coming. That’ll teach me to underestimate the power of kid’s movies over a holiday weekend.

Frozen had its fair share of bad buzz leading up to its release. There was the kerfluffle over character design, which was only heightened by the fact that it hit when Merida’s controversial makeover was still fresh in everyone’s memory. In a similar vein the film found itself in the crosshairs of constant (justified) complaints about Disney’s lack of diversity. There wasn’t much by way of trailers or posters, which made it look like Disney didn’t trust the film’s quality. And what Disney did put out has been overly reliant on that damned obnoxious snowman.

But Frozen pulled a fast one on us. Not only do critics love it (84% on Rotten Tomatoes), it’s raked in the dough as well: Cartoon Brew reports that Frozen annihilated the Mouse House’s previous record for biggest opening, at least as far as animated films are concerned. These numbers aren’t final because the weekend’s not yet over, obviously, but so far Frozen has made $66.7 million over the three-day weekend (Friday-Sunday) and $93 million over the five-day holiday break (Wednesday-Sunday). Compare that to previous record holder Wreck-It Ralph, which opened with a gross of $49 million. Or how about we stack Frozen up against Tangled, which opened on Thanksgiving weekend 2010; it earned a mere $68.7 million over the five-day stretch.

I was planning to see Frozen eventually, but now I’m planning to give it  a shot sooner rather than later. I know some of our readers were planning to avoid the film because of the way it changed the source material (because Disney movies never do that, right?), but now I’m speaking to the people who’ve seen Frozen: What do you think? Is it good, or is the massive gross just a matter of parents needing to take their kids to see any old thing? Are the songs catchy? That was my biggest problem with Tangled—how dare a Disney movie have no songs that are stuck in my head for 48 hours after seeing it? It’s just not right.

Oh, and by the by: As of this weekend, Disney’s #1 opening film of all time is co-directed by a woman. Just thought you’d want to know.

(via: Cartoon Brew)

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  • http://artistsonthelam.blogspot.com/ Jenny Lam

    I saw this movie yesterday and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it, mostly because of how horribly it was marketed. Loved its feminist undertones (or even overtones?) and how it dealt with sisterhood. And it passes the Bechdel test with flying colors! (Also, I thought I’d hate the snowman but he turned out to be adorable. Not sure how that works.)

  • TKS

    The movie focuses on the relationship between the sisters, one of which has a big number about how she’s been told her whole life not to show her emotions and she’s not going to cover up who she is anymore.

    I liked it.

    EDIT-Not only was it co-directed by a woman, it was written by a woman and the songs were cowritten by a woman.

  • Scarlett Springate

    I really liked it. The snowman was actually more sweet than annoying, and he wasn’t in it for very much anyway. One problem I had (and not everyone will notice this) is that I find Idina Menzel’s voice to be so recognizable that whenever she was singing, it pulled me straight out of the movie. She does a great job, but I just don’t think her voice matches Ilsa.

    But the best thing it did was actually acknowledge and change one of the more annoying fairy tale tropes – [potential SPOILERS, kept vague] – there’s a part at the beginning where Anna makes a particular decision, and I’m all *rolls eyes* well THAT sounds like a GREAT idea (/scarcasm), and then you get the end and… wait, what? You mean it really wasn’t a good idea? Huh. Wayta go Disney. (Or possibly The Snow Queen. I’m not at all familiar with the original story.)

  • KermitDFrog

    Very good film! I’m not a big “Broadway style musical” person, but God I loved this. I’ve been listening to “Let It Go” since Friday.

  • Nelly Dreadful

    Disney’s marketing nearly cost them at least one ticket; I had to drag my dad there because he thought it was an obnoxious comedy about a snowman. He had no idea it was a princess flick until I told him, and I don’t think he quite believed me until he actually saw the movie.

    ANYWAY! I quite liked the movie, though it did have some flaws. (I’m still not sold on the snowman, Anna is very similar to Rapunzel in more than just character design, and on average the songs aren’t QUITE as strong as other Disney musicals.) BUT. It is a gorgeous movie about the vital importance of the bond between sisters and how romantic love-at-first-sight isn’t the only kind of love there is. And Elsa is a totally awesome and complex and sympathetic lady with a totally badass Idina Menzel power ballad. Which is worth the cost of admission right there.

  • Elizabeth Weaver

    I loved it. It was awesome. The snowman was funny, the music was great, it made me cry a little.

  • Jamie Jeans

    Yeah, give me a call when Disney actually remembers that POC existed outside of Africa BEFORE the Europeans come along…

  • TKS

    I’m totally in agreement with you in that there needs to be a lot more POC in Disney’s animated features (and princess movies), but, given your specific critique, I can’t help but remember Mulan, Brother Bear, Aladdin, Emperor’s New Groove, and Jungle Book, all of which are about POC outside of Africa before European colonization…

  • Anonymous

    I took my sons and we loved it. I liked that true love has a different meaning in this movie than in traditional Disney stuff.

  • Anonymous

    It’s actually really good. I even got a touch teary eyed, and that never happens to me. Ever. I went in with low expectations, but I came out pleasantly surprised.

  • gia manry

    Word of mouth: way more effective than a trailer.

  • Kash Mitaukano

    I took my mom to see it because it’s a tradition that the two of us always watch a Disney flick together. It really lived up to all the good things I’ve been hearing about it, and the second I realized it was Idina Menzel singing I was floored she does power ballads so dang well the song is still stuck in my head. I remember thinking that this would be the first Disney soundtrack I will be buying since Enchanted. I think the best moment of the film for me was when the credits finished rolling and the whole theater started applauding. I was shocked but happily so. This movie was really fun and was about two sisters trying to save each other.

  • Ashe

    Woah. THAT is awesome.

  • http://pearlrose86.livejournal.com/ Maggie

    I’ve had the songs from Frozen, especially Let It Go, and well, a couple others, in my head all weekend. I’ve also listened to the soundtrack 4x times since I saw it Tuesday.

    That said, I thought the movie was really, really good. The sisters are actually pretty awesome and heck, I’ll admit it. I actually liked the snowman, Olaf. The marketing department at Disney pretty much is terrible.

    Anyway, will The Mary Sue be reviewing it? I’ll admit, I’ve been checking in off and on all weekend hoping to see something up.

  • http://magicalgirlman.blogspot.com/ Matthew Abely

    Would not say there was lacked marketing. Toy isle at Target has been segregated along this false dichotomy since August: Batman/Superman and Frozen.

  • Anonymous

    I’m adamant: No robber girl, no ticket for me! ;-)

  • myverysarcasm

    It’s a funny, sad, shocking, feminist, beautiful story about the love between two sisters that is stronger than any magic.

    Honestly, if you don’t like that film, then you’re a fucking misogynist.

  • Anonymous

    Honestly, if you don’t like that film, then you’re a fucking misogynist.

    I, um, hope you’re being sarcastic.

  • myverysarcasm

    I’m being dead serious. Have you watched Frozen? Because it’s the most feminist film I’ve seen in a really long while. Hell, the film could have been titled “Chicks before Dicks – Only Sisterhood Can Save The World From Evil Patriarchy”.

  • TKS

    So, let’s say I’m a person of color who is upset that there were literally no people of color in the movie. Am I a misogynist? Let’s say I am a genderqueer individual who is upset that non cisgender people are still not represented. Am I a misogynist? Let’s say I just really don’t like snow. Am I a misogynist?

    Yes, there were a good deal of feminist overtones in the movie, but that doesn’t mean it had no problematic elements, or that there aren’t any other perfectly legitimate aesthetic reasons to not like something.

    Saying “if you don’t ________ you are misogynist” is hyperbolic and silly.

  • http://anna.balasi.com/ AnnaB

    The parents on my Facebook feed basically all said that they were surprised by how good it was (paraphrasing: They were surprised they did not fall asleep at any point in the movie).

  • April

    It is a VERY good movie. It’s the best movie I’ve seen all year, in fact. It features what is destined to be one of the standout musical numbers in all of Disney canon. It connects with Disney’s animation roots, and does so in a sincere and heartfelt way, but also moves firmly into the 21st century and doesn’t feel obligated to give you your expected Disney ending. It is exciting and tragic and wonderful and if you’ve not seen it you need to go do that RIGHT NOW.

  • Anonymous

    As a friend aptly described the movie, it feels like it was made by people who have been bothered by all the same things that always bothered me about Disney movies, and set out to fix them. It focuses on the relationship between sisters, it passes the Bechdel Test with flying colors, and even the zany snowman sidekick is treated in a way that made me unexpectedly enjoy the character. And there’s a lot of humor that will fly right over the heads of the kids in the audience, but will not go unappreciated by the adults.

    It’s not perfect, mind you: there’s not a lot of racial or body-type diversity, some of the song lyrics are incredibly cheesy (only sometimes on purpose), and there are rough edges here and there. And while there’s no super-catchy “Hakuna Matata” style song, the music is lovely and more suited to a stage musical.

    But all in all, it’s a surprisingly heartening step forward from Disney, and definitely a good time, whether you’re seeing it with a kid or not.

  • Anonymous

    My suspicion is that the marketing department just didn’t know how to market a movie like this. The writers/animators themselves obviously knew what they wanted to make, and did it well, but when the marketing department saw a movie without a central romance or a clearly wicked antagonist, I think they just threw up their hands and said, “Let’s go with the wacky snowman!”

    Of course, I also suspect someone in upper management mandated they have a wacky critter sidekick in the first place. But much to my surprise, they made Olaf enjoyable.

  • http://whiterosebrian.tumblr.com/ White Rose Brian

    I posted my impression of Frozen to my blog. I liked this movie, dorky snowman and all.

  • myverysarcasm

    I’m just stating the truth. Not every film can be about atheist gender-queer POC. If that is your standard, then no film will ever be good enough in your eyes. If that is only your standard for Frozen, then you are a hypocritical misogynist.
    Sorry, I’m not cutting those social justice bloggers any slack, who tried to boycot this great film.

  • http://pearlrose86.livejournal.com/ Maggie

    I was leaving the theater with my boyfriend, and he told me that Marketing latched onto Olaf because it was something funny and simple to create a marketing campaign around… because they don’t get nuance.

    This film was definitely nuanced. Olaf was used just the right amount, I think, and I really didn’t mind Sven, either. But of course, there was plenty of serious stuff to make it nice in the end.

    It’s like Marketing went “Oh no! A movie about SISTERS. We can’t focus on them. Oh, I know… THE SNOWMAN.”

  • Anonymous

    I think they’re trolling.

  • TKS

    You’re right in saying not all movies can represent everyone, but I don’t think it’s out of the realm of reasonability to say that, when looking at the big picture of our culture, everyone should be adequately represented in each facet of our media (including children’s animation), which we can’t really say at all, and as one of the largest media empires in the world, Disney could do some great things and set some trends toward that goal.

    Look at my other comments. You’ll find that I liked it. Look at my comments on the last big post about Frozen (I think it was on the trailer). You’ll find that I took a very “wait and see the film, it will probably be good” stance. I liked it.

    But making it into some sort of sexism tester is ridiculous; you’re ignoring a lot of mediating factors. “Oh, you’re not a fan of Broadway-style musical numbers? Misogynist.”

    I also have to note that it’s kind of funny that you are making an inflammatory remark toward social justice bloggers in the comment section of a social justice blog.

  • TKS

    I was going to make a “trolling? Frozen? Eh? Eh?” Joke, but I couldn’t think of one.

  • Anonymous

    It’s set in medieval Scandinavia…. you shouldn’t have expected racial diversity at all. It would actually be insulting to stick a minority character in there just to for the sake of having one.

  • Victor Aragon

    I saw this at an advance screen two weeks ago and instantly loved it. At first I felt there were too many songs in the beginning, but once “Let it Go” came on I said “Ok, I’m in.” My little girl really loved the characters and how of course Olaf he snowman. I think it is a great movie about relationships not only between sisters, but between siblings in general. Another great reason to see this in the theaters and in 3D is for the “lost” Mickey Mouse short in the beginning (Let’s keep that spoiler free, for those who haven’t seen or heard about it).

  • Travis

    The Good: The music was good. The visuals were great. The jokes were funny. The acting was on the carrot. Loved that it was sisterly love that saved the day and not romantic love.

    The Bad: The pacing was all over the damn place, not enough time was given to Elsa’s development, and I was really hoping they would subvert expectations and have Anna/Christof NOT fall in love. Prince Whatshisname doing a Boot Heel Turn out of nowhere was pretty lame too.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, I’m not saying there wasn’t a decent justification for not having them. Although considering how many visiting dignitaries from other nations show up, it wouldn’t have been impossible to have some diversity in the background cast, at least.

    I’m not saying it’s something that ruins the movie, by any means. It’s just something that keeps me from saying it’s perfectly inclusive.

  • Tiger Park

    Incorrect, actually. There were plenty of POC chillin (heh) in “medieval” Europe, they’ve simply been erased by subsequent generations of white supremacist academia and agendas (mostly to sort of ret-con the diversity of Europe to support slavery).

    This is a very good blog (with sources!) that covers the Frozen controversy and the untruth about ‘no non-whites in X European country before slavery’: http://medievalpoc.tumblr.com/search/frozen

  • Ashe

    Witches and magical winters are acceptable breaks from reality, but brown people (that have always been around in Europe) are too much?

    Just where DOES that lay on the Racist-O-Meter…

  • Laura Truxillo

    I still REALLY hate that snowman design. Like, not even that there has to be a Wacky Sidekick, but that he looks like something designed for one of those direct-to-video Disney ripoffs. Seriously, that is just some weak, uninspired character design.

  • Curuniel

    Interesting! The comments here seem pretty positive. I never bothered with Tangled in cinemas because the marketing I saw made it look like it was just trying too hard, but when I eventually saw it I really enjoyed it. Perhaps this is a similar thing?

  • Amelia Tungsten

    I genuinely loved it. It had incredible depth, great female-female interactions, and surprisingly, really meaningful female-male interactions between the two romantic leads.

    I came out of it and definitely thought TheMarySue should review it.

  • Sabrina

    I am totally baffled by the discrepancy between the godawful marketing campaign and the “females are sooo hard to animate” controversy on one hand and the result being surprisingly good on the other. WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT?!?

  • Cowtools

    Frozen AND Catching Fire bringing in huge numbers?
    I’m confused: everyone knows that female-lead films fail at the box office. It’s an inviolate law of nature, like gravity or body oder.

    (Yes, I know I’m like, the 50th person to make this observation. I will never stop until Wonder Woman gets made)

  • http://pearlrose86.livejournal.com/ Maggie

    Absolutely. I say this as somebody who went to see Tangled, all set to hate the movie — and I wound up loving that movie and going to see it 3 times in theaters. It was so …heartfelt and I just adored it.

    I’ve seen Frozen once, I’m planning to see it again, and it’s a wonderful story that was derailed by a terrible marketing department that doesn’t get subtlety or family bonds, apparently.

  • Rebecca Pahle

    I haven’t seen the movie yet, so I can’t speak to its quality. But a lot goes into a film being good or bad. How feminist it is is only one thing.

    A feminist movie can still have an awful story, script, and acting. Again, I’m not saying Frozen does. I’ve only heard good things. But your assertion that not liking it makes you a misogynist is over the line.

  • TKS

    Actually, it is set in fictional kingdom Arondale, which is not a real place, has no real history, and who’s racial demographics were created by the team that wrote and produced the movie.

  • Camille Haviland

    Kristen Bell said in an interview that she worked on her character for three years with the producers, she didn’t know she would be able to have so much input and was happy that she was able to make Ana into a quirky, clumsy, awkward girl who talks to herself, she is brave and strong willed but still has flaws. She said Ana is the Princess she wishes she could have seen as a little girl to make herself feel better about being weird.

    The music was really good, most of the songs were in the beginning, I wish they had a few more at the end but there was a lot of action going on. Other than that though it was perfect! There were love interests but ot was more about the two sisters connecting than anything else.

    I was surprised by a lot of the movie, I didn’t really know much of the plot going into it because the trailers pretty much only showed Olaf being goofy. But I’m really glad it had such a big opening!

  • Anonymous

    It’s “loosely” based on The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson. But really the only thing they kept in the movie from the original story was just that there was a a Snow Queen.

    Although one thing to notice if anyone got it, was that Gerda & Kai are in the movie.

  • Anonymous

    the hard to animate was an out of context statement that blew up. Basically what he was saying was something on the technical aspect of animation. The whole “off-model” is referring to the rig of the character not looking like how it should be.

  • Anonymous

    So what were all those POC background characters? I get what you mean that they weren’t part of the main plot. But they did exist in Arrendale. If you take a closer look, you’ll see them. You’ll even notice a few interracial couples. That’s more than Tangled’s background characters. I say it’s a small progress.

    Also, next years movie Big Hero 6 will be a Disney first if I say so myself. A predominant Japanese cast with the exception of Honey Lemon.

  • Anonymous

    I am a person of color and I don’t care if I wasn’t represented in this movie. Please stop.

    AND if you look at the background characters there are *gasp* POC and some are interracial couples. Tangled didn’t have any at all!

  • Anonymous

    Well then just wait for Big Hero 6 which will feature Japanese superhero’s!

  • Jamie Jeans

    And those are good… maybe not perfect, but good, and yet it does not excuse erasing POC from what are clearly European settings.

  • Jamie Jeans

    Good lord, I’m having flashbacks to Grant Morrison trying to make Japanese superheroes… >_<

  • TKS

    I’m in total agreement.

  • TKS

    My main point was that, while I liked it, there are plenty of completely legitimate reasons to not like the movie. My intention wasn’t to speak for people of color, and if that is how I came across I apologize. I’ll be more careful with my wording (and my messages) in the future.

    Thank you.

  • Sabrina

    FFIW, there wouldn’t have been any controversy in the first place if Lino DiSalvo didn’t frame the “off-model” issue as “Historically speaking, animating female characters are really, really difficult” It was just really unfortunately worded.

  • readingjewel .

    Saw frozen and absolutely loved it. One of my favorite Disney movies now.

  • Helen W.

    Thank you for sharing that blog; you beat me to it.

  • http://twitter.com/LibrarianMarian Marian Librarian

    Completely agree, I thought the reindeer and snowman would be obnoxious “I’M COMEDY RELIEF” sorts but they were pretty sweet. The whole thing was sweet. I saw it with my sister and my young niece, who is an older sister herself. Afterwards, she said that she liked the older sister because she made an amazing ice palace, so I was excited that she liked the sorceress character since typically they don’t do well in Disney films. I was a little disappointed with yet another Disney title with almost no diversity, but the story saved it. I did read a review that called it “aggressively musical” and I agree. Lots of music, but it’s catchy and fun most of the time.

  • Anonymous

    That’s true,but in context it kinds makes sense.

  • Anonymous

    Here’s a good overview from geekmom about the whole thing- http://geekmom.com/2013/11/feminist-controversy-frozen-misses-point/

  • myverysarcasm

    And social justice blogs like this tried to boycot this great film because *gasp* there is no un-named robber girl in it.
    Seriously, I’ve been reading this (and other feminist blogs) for years… but after that epic fail in their treatment of Frozen, the most heart-warming and empowering film I’ve watched in a loooong time, I’m finally done with the hopocracy of social justice blogs.
    I was hoping that TMS would at least release a glorious review of Frozen, commenting how this film is a game changer for Disner, but nope.
    Instead they release article after article about stuff written by Steven Moffat, one of the most sexist, bi-phobic and racist writers in current tv.

  • Rebecca Pahle

    “but after that epic fail in their treatment of Frozen, the most heart-warming and empowering film I’ve watched in a loooong time, I’m finally done with the hopocracy of social justice blogs.”

    We expressed justified doubts about a “heart-warming,” “empowering” that we didn’t know to be heart-warming or empowering because it *wasn’t out yet and no one had seen it*. How dare we.

    And the review’s coming tomorrow. Get over yourself.

  • myverysarcasm

    Expressing doubts i justified. But not mentioning the obvious pros (like how this is obviously finally a story about two sisters) and openly dismissing the film before having watched it?
    Talking about how the original fairytale is so “feminist”, even though it included only one named female character, whose only goal was to rescue her not-yet-boyfriend with the power of her Christian faith? Gerda never gets character development in the original, never does anything except talk about God and Kai, and then other people help her because she’s such a good Christian girl, and in the end the day is saved by fucking angels who come down from the heavens because Gerda starts praying…
    Believe me, I am so over this social justice blogging. You were supposed to be the good guys, not the hypocrits.

  • http://www.anikaguldstrand.com Anika Guldstrand

    Yes! 100% agree with all of this. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I genuinely enjoyed Frozen. And I’ve been singing “Do ya wanna build a snowman?” at people ever since.

  • Juuso N.

    I always find this argument very disingenuous. It’s set in a recognisably Scandinavian setting (there’s even a Swede), and the fantastic elements, such as magic and trolls, are layered upon the setting.

    Saying that Frozen should have non-white characters (outside of the existing background characters) because it already has magic and trolls is like saying that Mulan should have black people because it includes a dragon.

    Of course, there were non-white people in Europe at the time, even among aristocrats, but they mainly lived in centres of trade and power, i.e. London and Paris. Scandinavia was a largely peripheral entity in the 19th Century (the closest approximation of the setting of Frozen). There were also the Sami people, but Sami are generally indistinguishable from Scandinavians if they’re not wearing traditional clothes (the kind that Kristoff, one of the characters, incidentally seems to be wearing).

  • Ashe

    Uh, yeah! Mulan had a talking dragon. And bratty spiritual guides. And the Huns had claws and fangs and yellow eyes. AND it was a very Westernized take on an Eastern culture. So…black people wouldn’t have been much of a stretch at that point,

    And you’re refusing (like everyone else, so don’t feel too bad) to look at the bigger picture.

    Frozen doesn’t get the luxury of an individual critique when it’s just another notch in the headboard of ‘no brown people because REASONS’ in the American mainstream narrative.

  • Ever Albert Buno

    it not just dealt with her sister, the true meaning of this movie is love, which is the most powerful gift, and its not love, from you bf or gf but it was love from your family who truly cares and loves you who you are. and also anna which is the optimist one is great.

  • Anthony

    So wait, even though the “visual” cast of these movies is mostly white, we have to discount the fact that many characters are voiced by POC? I get that we don’t see enough people of color here and there, but you have to think about the fact that Disney regularly uses all sorts of people for voices, color never mattered. Many characters aren’t even human, so we shouldn’t apply a ‘color standard’.

    They have noticeably been trying to incorporate more POC, so give them a break for a second. We had Princess and the Frog, which was hugely catered to minorities as well. If you go by your logic, no matter how much Disney does for diversity, they’ll never be good enough for you, because they could always be doing better. Even though they made multiple movies specifically starring POC (Princess/Frog, Mulan, Aladdin, Pocahontas, etc). Well, the same goes for every movie, everywhere too. They could all be including more diversity. I’d say Disney is on a good path, as people pointed out, while none of the main characters were POC in Frozen, they were included as background characters at least, and Disney likes to entrench as much historical relevance as possible in their films. This was set in Scandinavian folklore, and traditionally POC weren’t represented in those tales. Why hold that against Disney?

    As a POC, I just don;t see why there’s so much anger toward Disney on this – they do try, it’s just people are never happy or satisfied.

  • Ashe

    Sigh. These arguments are so fucking old.

    1. Frozen isn’t going to be judged individually; it’s part of a larger, frustrating pattern of tokenizing movies about POC, and even then, those POC movies tend to be very problematic racially. Leading to my second point…

    2. Pocahontas was disgusting as fuck. Princess and the Frog couldn’t even have a black woman on the screen for more than 15% of the movie. You’re actually using these as examples for inclusion?

    3. You say ‘historical relevance’, then you say ‘folklore’. Pick one. The former doesn’t fly because, historically, there were never witches or eternal winters. There actually WERE POC (ever heard of trade routes or immigration?). Yet, for some reason, POC are more farfetched than the talking snowman.

    The latter doesn’t fly because this is a MODERN movie made for a MODERN audience in a diverse country…who always seems to be fed the same white movies over and over and over again.

    As a POC, I’m tired of being given half-assed, often racist bullshit and told to be ‘satisfied’.

  • Anthony

    I’m sorry you’re so angry about this that ANY inclusion they try isn’t good enough for you. Must be tough always making an enemy out of everything. It’s too bad Pocahontas and Princess are both not inclusive enough for you, you’re so very important that we need to stop and realize that if you don’t think they count, they don’t.

    And as a POC myself, I’m tired of people like you playing a race card constantly and enjoy spewing just as much anger as the other racist people. You’re a huuuge victim, I’m so sorry your life is so miserable because of Disney. I’m intelligent enough to realize that both sides can be ridiculous at times, and in the end Disney is a business. If you don’t like it, don’t watch it. Shut up and do something more productive with your life. Don’t give them money and go on your way.

    And historically there were witches. Did they have magic powers? Who knows, who cares. Disney’s not trying to say they did, because they are making up their own story, which is within their right. What universe do you live in where witches don’t exist? I don’t remember the part where Disney said POC were farfetched, when they are included in the film. Yeah, none were main characters. Boo hoo. Just another film where POC weren’t primary characters. Out of hundreds. Where some do have them as primary characters. Deal with it. Or, take your aggressive ranting and do something about it, rather than complain to people who don’t care about your opinion. Go film your own movie, starring you, because you’re a POC and wow, so important. Disney could learn from someone as loud and proud and offended as you.

    And wow, dirty mouth on you. Remember, cussing always makes you sound more intelligent.

  • Ashe

    Hahaha, my curse words scared you.

    This is the opposing argument, people. ‘Race card’, ‘make your own movie’, and ‘you cussed so now everything you have said is now invalid’.

  • Anthony

    Nothing invalid. Except for your judgment call on what a good Disney movie and how others aren’t good enough for you. Curse words don’t scare me – but stupid people tend to use them when they can’t find other, more intelligent words to use to have a discussion. But you obviously don’t like discussion, you like loudmouth trolling. =) And I’m certainly glad you discounted the fact that Disney has numerous *successful* POC television shows. But once again, not good enough for you. Which is cool, continue hating everything put out there by companies, they’re totally listening to you. I’m positive a movie with good enough representation for races of your choosing will be represented next, at LEAST 20-25% more than Princess. You know, just for you. Have a great day. ^_^

  • Varg2000

    I can tell you, as a film-loving 20 year old guy I’ve seen thousands of movies throughout my life, and I’ve had many great favourites such as “Jurassic Park”, “Avatar”, “LOTR”, “Harry Potter”, “Ice Age”, “Star Wars”, “Up”, “Wreck-It Ralph”, “How To Train Your Dragon”, and “Titanic” etc., but honestly, “Frozen” is the only film (yes, the ONLY) that I can honestly (with no doubt it my mind) call “the greatest movie ever made”. I know how it may sound, and I was pleasantly surprised myself when I came to that realization.

    Who would have thought my favourite movie of all time would be a Disney-princess movie? I’ve never had such a great obsession with a film as I have with “Frozen”, it is the only movie that brings out the tears in my eyes, and I just can’t hold them back either. The thing is I don’t cry while watching a movie, and anytime I felt I could have cried, I have been able to hold it back very easily, so to me this means something.

    I can’t really put my finger on what it is specifically that makes this film THAT INCREDIBLY GREAT, it could be a very rare perfect combination of everything in the film. I literally love everything, the amazing story, the lovable characters, the beautiful songs, animations and environments, and the truly great messages that this film teaches us and the kids watching the film, and of course the fact that everything in the film has a meaning (even if you won’t notice it the first time you see it). I honestly don’t think there will ever be a greater film than this. I’m just gonna sit here and wait for it to win at the Oscars and become the most popular and highest grossing animated film and Disney-film of all time.

  • Varg2000

    Yes, this is indeed a movie built up upon the concept of family and love, and that is one of the many reasons why this film is so great/incredible/amazing/fantastic/spectacular.