6 Facts You Didn’t Know About Disney’s ‘Frozen’

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Well-fed moviegoers were spoiled at theaters this past holiday weekend, as studios released not one but two record-breaking films that drew consumers to the silver screen in swarms. Americans were torn between Lions Gate Entertainment’s (NYSE:LGF) Catching Fire and Disney’s (NYSE:DISFrozen. To the surprise of many, audiences opted to see the animated comedy voiced by Kristen Bell and Johnathan Groff rather than the highly anticipated action film featuring Jennifer Lawrence.

Catching Fire was released a week earlier than Frozen and has taken in $296.5 million since its debut on November 22., but the drama failed to completely steal the spotlight from Frozen this past weekend. The animated comedy has a simple enough plot, with Anna (Bell) and Kristoff (Groff) setting off on a journey to find Anna’s sister, Elsa (Idina Menzel), but the theatrical and artistic genius behind the movie puts it in a league of its own. Critics are now forecasting the film’s relevance for many years to come.

The artists and actors behind the characters pull off their roles seamlessly, but as is the case with all animated films, it is all a lot easier said than done. Animation requires a significant amount of work that many moviegoers fail to recognize, but the medium continues to draw in consumers both young and old, making it worthwhile for the unsung heroes behind the scenes. Here are six things you probably didn’t know about Frozen as you were watching Anna, Kristoff, and Elsa dance across the screen this past weekend — and if you have to yet to see it, now you can go into theaters knowing that much more.

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