When you are 3 and 5 years old time is a difficult concept and being patient can be tricky so the past few months haven’t been easy for my girls who missed out on seeing Frozen at the movies. They have cut out and treasured Frozen ads from magazines, admired Frozen dolls and dresses at the shops, circled Frozen toys in catalogues and sung along to Let It Go on the computer, all leading up to last week when Frozen was finally released on Blu-ray and DVD.
Like many other people I was totally gobsmacked by the enormous success of Frozen when it hit cinemas end of last year; not only is Frozen the most successful Disney animation of all time, it has also taken out multiple awards at the Golden Globe and Academy Award ceremonies. With so many people raving about this amazing movie we were expecting big things and I am glad to say it totally lived up to our expectations.
Frozen tells the story of princesses Anna and Elsa of the kingdom of Arandelle, two sisters who were once best friends but were torn apart by a mysterious secret. Quiet Princess Elsa keeps the castle doors closed and hides away from the world, but outgoing Princess Anna wants to explore, live, dance and meet new people. Everything comes to blow when Princess Anna meets and falls head over heels in love with Prince Hans all in the course of just one day.
As the older sister Princess Elsa does not approve of this fast paced romance and the argument results in Princess Elsa losing control of her curse and casting a Winter spell on the whole of Arandelle. She flees the scene and hides away in her very own ice castle, thinking this is best for everyone. But Princess Anna doesn’t give up on her sister and is determined to find her, travelling through cold, snow and ice accompanied by new found friends Kristoff, Sven and hilarious snowman Olaf.
When they finally find Princess Elsa she insists on staying in her ice castle and in the heat of the moment she accidentally strikes Princess Anna in the heart. Slowly but steadily Anna gets colder and colder, only an act of true love can save her now so Kristoff, Sven and Olaf set off to return Princess Anna to the castle to be kissed by Prince Hans.
Will Anna be saved by Prince Hans or will the much needed warmth come from a totally different source? Sit back and enjoy this chillingly beautiful, truly magical and heart warmingly special journey of love, friendship and a sibling bond that nothing and no one can break.
Frozen is available on DVD ($39.95), Blu-ray ($49.95) and 3D Blu-ray ($59.95) at major retailers across Australia.
To celebrate the April 30th Blu-ray and DVD release of Frozen we are giving away 2 copies of Frozen on Blu-ray. Put on your beanie and mittens, pop on your warmest winter boots and enter our giveaway below.