Frozen
2013
*****
Director: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Cast: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana, Alan Tudyk, Ciarán Hinds, Chris Williams, Maurice LeMarche

The King’s daughters were inseparable until Elsa accidentally hurt Anna with her magic and then isolated herself from her sister. When Elsa, now the Queen of Arendelle, makes the entire kingdom fall under an eternal winter, she flees to the mountains with Anna on her trail. This is a wonderfully entertaining animation in the traditional Disney mould. The visually superb film has magic, a handsome prince and a beautiful princess, a strong working class hero and his comedy sidekick, nasty opportunistic villains, lovely song and dance numbers, touching love stories, moments of danger, hilarious gags and a happy ending with a twist. The adorable Olaf the snowman, who loves warm hugs and dreams of summer, steals the show. The story was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Snow Queen. Followed by Frozen II.