By the time this post goes live, I will be watching Disney’s Frozen for the third time (for the girls it will be their fourth!). Not only that, but I’m so super-excited to be going to a “Sing-a-long” version of the movie, something at one point I only thought would be available in the US. Right now, Rhiannon and I will be sat in a tiny little cinema, with about forty other people (our four little girls included) singing along at the top of our lungs, to all the songs from Frozen.
Megan’s birthday was on December 11th. For her party she decided to have two friends come to the cinema and then go out for dinner. She was lucky enough to find out that Frozen was released a week before, in UK cinemas. Chris and I took Megan, her two friends and Lily, all along to see the movie.
To be honest though, her love of the movie started before she’d even seen it! When we went to London in October Half Term, I was conned into an early birthday present of Frozen boots, along with a Disney Store bag. The watching of YouTube videos began and I was worried they would know loads of the storyline before we even saw the movie!
|Megan with her boots in London|
When December 14th finally rolled around, we all headed to the cinema to watch the movie. Everyone loved it! In fact, the girls more than loved it. Every day they would come home from school with talk of how they’d played “Frozen” at break that day. It soon also became clear that Megan was very much Elsa and Lily was very much Anna. It makes sense really, with both Megan and Elsa being the older sister, Lily and Anna being the younger. Needless to say, that’s about where the comparisons end, as neither of my girls grew up in a palace, or have ice powers.
As the girls had plenty of iTunes vouchers for Christmas, they had soon purchased their favourite songs to listen to. “Let It Go”, “Do You Want To Build a Snowman?”, “For the First Time in Forever” and “Love is an Open Door” made the most played list, though “Reindeer(s) are Better than People”, “In Summer” and “Fixer Upper” all featured there too. I have to admit, I even bought the first four myself! The girls now know the words pretty much off by heart, and both to and from school I get requests for putting “Frozen songs on”.
For those of you who haven’t seen the movie, you really should. Though it may seem like a girl orientated movie, there is definitely plenty of appeal for boys too. While the girls ARE Disney Princesses, they’re not your typical Princess. In fact Elsa is Queen within a few short scenes. There is a little bit of romance, but not too much that its off-putting. There is also plenty of humour. The songs are great and the score is even better. Perhaps I’m a little biased but the music is done by Christophe Beck and I have admired him ever since he did a lot of the music for Angel and Buffy.
On top of that, there is a great cast! Idina Menzel voices Elsa, while Kristen Bell voices Anna. Jonathan Groff makes a great Kristoff (and Sven!) and Josh Gad just completes it all as Olaf! I have to admit I’m not at all fussed about Demi Lovato’s version of “Let It Go”, I do wish Disney wouldn’t feel the need to release two versions! However I’m so pleased to see that Idina has been nomiated for an Oscar for her amazing vocals!
As I was saying thought, we’re all pretty obsessed with Frozen in this household (well all except Chris I suppose). Lily’s birthday is coming up and she’s having a Fancy Dress Disco – with special request for an Anna costume. Megan is going too, so I’ve conceded to buying her an Elsa costume as well – it seems only right! Lily has told me she’d like a “Frozen” birthday cake too, so that will be fun. I have to admit I’m actually sort of looking forward to fiddling with it! I’m pretty sure Megan plans to get Lily the “Olaf’s Quest” DS game as a present as well.
Anyway, if you haven’t seen the movie, you really should! I feel like I’ll never tired of watching the movie or singing the songs. I’m looking forward to the DVD being released at the end of the month – it’s only £10 from Amazon!