Review: Frozen Fever

Given the phenomenal level of success enjoyed by Frozen, a follow-up of some sort was inevitable.  And while a full sequel was recently announced by the Frozen’s creators, we already have a sequel-of-sorts in Frozen Fever, the new animated short showing before Cinderella.  The seven-minute short reassembles the team behind Frozen, including the directors, cast, and songwriters, to deliver a fun update to what Arendelle’s queen and princess have been up to now that Elsa’s ice has thawed.

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Thoughts on the end of Once Upon a Time’s 3rd Season

Last night’s season 3 finale of Once Upon a Time hit me harder than anything on the show since its first season.  Despite religiously watching the show, I’ve never written about it, but after last night I felt that I had to, as I had a much stronger emotional reaction than I could have expected, particularly in its last minute reveal that sets the stage for season 4.  I want to use this moment to take a look back at the series thus far, and perhaps discover why this new development hit me so hard.  Needless to say, there will be spoilers for the show thus far, although I’ll give another, specific spoiler warning for last night’s episode when I get to that point.

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Analysis: The Deleted Songs of Frozen

At this point I’m just going to assume you’ve seen Frozen, or are at least familiar with it and its music.  The Oscar-nominated film (Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song for “Let It Go”) is approaching a billion dollars at the box office and its soundtrack was the number one album on the Billboard charts for four weeks and has been certified platinum.  It’s been everywhere lately, from its constant position among the box office top 10 to its successful sing-along version to the countless youtube videos of little girls belting out “Let It Go”.  There’s even talk of a stage adaptation of the film that’s in the works.  And as far as I’m concerned Frozen deserves all of its success.

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