‘Frozen’: This Disney Princess Movie Is Thaw-some

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Elsa and Anna, the two princesses in in the glorious new Disney animated feature Frozen, are bonded in love and sisterhood but separated by the chasm between their personalities. Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel) is blessed or cursed with powers of sorcery that have wreaked perennial winter on the Northern land of Arendelle, forcing Anna (Kristen Bell) to become her sister’s captor and her kingdom’s savior.

The Frozen story might be a metaphor for the friendly rivalry between the Walt Disney Studio, pioneer and longtime lord of animated features, and Pixar, the upstart outfit that ended the reign of traditional, hand-drawn “2-D” animation and changed the entire format to computer-generated, “3-D” imagery. Walt himself forged the template with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Dumbo and Bambi, and 50 years later Disney animation boss Jeffrey Katzenberg godfathered another hot streak: The Little Mermaid, Beauty…

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