We received a copy of Frozen on DVD/Blu-ray to watch and review. These are my impressions of the movie and specifically the Blu-ray/DVD.
Frozen came out on Blu-ray/DVD this past Tuesday and DVD players around the country blasted Let It Go along with kids and parents singing along. Well, that is what happened at our house. We’d already been watching the movie on Disney Movies Anywhere because I bought the movie the day it came out on Digital. Frozen is my daughter’s absolute favorite Disney movie and she knows all the songs because we bought the soundtrack as soon as that was available for download. Even my 2 1/2 year old son is a fan. He sings a tiny bit of Do You Want to Build a Snowman. He sings it and then points to us and demands that we clap, takes a bow and says thank you very much. Not sure where he got any of that but he is ready for the stage.
I was excited for the Blu-ray/DVD because of the extras. I love behind the scenes extras and while this was a little light for my taste there were some decent ones. The best special feature by far was D’frosted: Disney’s Journey From Hans Christian Andersen to Frozen. What I liked about it so much was that the tale of The Snow Queen was something that had been in development for a ride at Disney and there were so many pieces of art that the creators of Frozen were able to draw from. That was an amazing behind the scenes feature. I wish it had been longer and that there were more like that.
I really would have liked to have seen a Sing Along track added to the movie. There were sing along versions in the theater so why not the DVD. That would have been a great special feature.
If you haven’t seen Frozen I suggest that you buy some version of it because you will want to watch it over and over, it is highly entertaining. The songs are catchy and the message of true love is timeless. Below I have a few clips, some downloadable activities and even a short piece on the creators going to an ice castle that was Frozen themed. Enjoy.
Frozen Visits Hotel de Glace
Film Clip: Let It Go
Film Clip: Big Summer Blow Out
Film Clip: That Happened
Film Clip: The Party is Over
Film Clip: No Heat
Film Clip: Wolf Chase
The Academy Award®-Winning Animated Musical Hit That Took the World by Storm!
Now Available to Own on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & DVD
Also Available on Digital HD, On-Demand and Disney Movies Anywhere!
Featuring a Blizzard of Fun-Filled Bonus Features, Including Deleted Scenes, Making-of Featurettes, “Let It Go” Music Videos, Theatrical Short “Get a Horse!” and Much More!
Burbank, Calif., March 18, 2014 – Today, Walt Disney Studios invites families everywhere to bring home the magic of the Academy Award®-winning animated musical hit “Frozen” on 2-Disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy), DVD, Digital HD and On-Demand. Also available on Disney Movies Anywhere (a new cloud based digital movie service that enhances how consumers browse, buy and watch Disney, Pixar and Marvel movies).
Winner of the 2013 Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song (“Let It Go”), this wondrous tale of a young girl trying to save a kingdom trapped in eternal winter arrives just in time for spring and features even more adventure, more extras, and more Olaf!
After casting a $1-billion-dollar spell at the global box office, this heartwarming fantasy adventure enchants viewers like never before on Blu-ray, featuring crystal clear high definition picture and sound, plus a blizzard of fun-filled bonus features, including the behind-the-scenes documentaries “The Making Of Frozen,” and “D’frosted: Disney’s Journey From Hans Christian Andersen to Frozen.” Additional bonus features include 4 Deleted Scenes with introductions by directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, the Academy Award® nominated theatrical short “Get A Horse!” “Let It Go” music videos by Demi Lovato, Martina Stoessel & Marsha Milan Londoh, “Frozen” Teaser Trailer, and much more! Directed by Chris Buck (“Surf’s Up,” “Tarzan”) and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter, “Wreck-it Ralph”), produced by Peter Del Vecho (“The Princess and the Frog,” “Winnie the Pooh”), and written by Jennifer Lee, “Frozen” is the seventh Disney-released film to reach $1 billion—and the first for Walt Disney Animation Studios. It features original songs by the Academy Award® winning duo Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“In Transit,” “Winnie the Pooh”) and Robert Lopez (Tony® Award winner, “The Book of Mormon,” “Avenue Q”).
In “Frozen,” fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey — teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven — to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.
“Frozen” features the heartwarming voice talents of Kristen Bell (“Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “Hit & Run,” Showtime’s “House of Lies,” Broadway’s “The Crucible”) as Anna; Idina Menzel (Broadway’s “Wicked” and “Rent,” “Enchanted”) as Elsa; Jonathan Groff (2013 Sundance Film Festival’s “C.O.G,” “Taking Woodstock,” Fox’s “Glee,” Broadway’s “Spring Awakening”) as mountain man Kristoff; Josh Gad (“The Internship,” “Love & Other Drugs,” Broadway’s “The Book of Mormon”) as the lovable snowman Olaf; Santino Fontana (Broadway’s “Cinderella,” “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” “Billy Elliot”) as Hans; Alan Tudyk (King Candy in “Wreck-It Ralph,” “42”) as the Duke of Weselton; Ciarán Hinds (“Game of Thrones”) as Pabbie & Chris Williams (“Bolt”) as Oaken
Bonus Materials Overview for These Products:
Disney Movies Anywhere
2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (BD + DVD + Digital Copy)
· The Making Of Frozen
· D’frosted: Disney’s Journey From Hans Christian Andersen to Frozen
· 4 Deleted Scenes with introduction by Directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee
· Original Theatrical Short – “Get A Horse!”
· “Let It Go” Music Videos by Demi Lovato, Martina Stoessel & Marsha Milan Londoh
· Frozen Teaser Trailer
*Digital bonus offerings will vary per retailer
Bonus Materials for This Product:
· Original Theatrical Short – “Get A Horse!”
· Let It Go” Music Videos by Demi Lovato, Martina Stoessel & Marsha Milan Londoh
· Frozen Teaser Trailer
Feature Run Time: Approximately 102 minutes
Rating: Feature Film: “PG” in U.S., G in Canada (CE and CF)
Additional Bonus Features Not Rated
Aspect Ratio: Blu-ray Feature Film = 2.39:1 • 1080p High Definition •
DVD Feature Film = 2.39:1 • Enhanced for 16×9 Televisions
Audio: Blu-ray Feature Film: English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks
DVD Feature Film = English 5.1 and DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital; Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles (Applies To Film Content Only)
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