What's that? You need even more ‘Frozen’ facts? If our last video wasn't enough for you, we’re back with a sequel, delivering even more little known bits of trivia from the land of Arendelle. Elsa has become known for her trademark braid, which she dramatically unfurls while singing “Let It Go”, but did you know that Disney animators had to individually create over 420,000 CGI strands of hair? Compare that with Rapunzel, known for her massive head of hair, who only had 27,000. These are just some of the cold, hard facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which returns to Disney's modern classic ‘Frozen’!
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When ‘Frozen’ hit theaters, we were so pleasantly surprised and overjoyed—Disney finally delivered a princess movie that didn’t rely on men to rescue or validate its female characters, and instead gave us a film about the power of sisterly love. And while most of us have been celebrating films like ‘Frozen’ and other recent female-driven blockbusters, the knuckleheads at Fox News are not happy at all. In fact, they believe that movies like ‘Frozen’—but especially ‘Frozen’—are a problem because they’re treating men unfairly.
You love ‘Frozen’, but you've already seen the movie and listened to the soundtrack an infinite amount of times. What to do? Well, just keep counting down the days until March 13, when an all-new ‘Frozen’ adventure—‘Frozen Fever’—opens in theaters with Disney's ‘Cinderella’.
We already knew there were some awesomely nerdy references in ‘Big Hero 6,’ but did you know that Disney’s animated Marvel film also featured some Easter eggs from other animated Disney films? Specifically, if you paid very, very close attention, you probably saw some ‘Frozen’ references in the fictional city of San Fransokyo. If you missed them, this new video is here to point them out.
Even with the abundance of legal streaming options and VOD availability, people are still pirating a ton of movies (and TV shows) every year. Although some torrent sites have been taken down, eager and impatient movie-watchers are still finding places to illegally download movies. Which movies were pirated the most this year? Like last year’s list of the most pirated films, the movies topping the list for 2014 include theatrical releases from the previous year, like ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ and ‘Frozen.’
We’re still patiently awaiting confirmation of that ‘Frozen’ sequel, but until then, we’ll have something else to look forward to in addition to the ‘Frozen Fever’ short hitting theaters in the spring: A new ‘Frozen’ spinoff book which focuses on the troubled relationship between Anna and Hans, the nefarious charmer who tricks Anna into marrying him and then, you know, tries to kill her. The book is called ‘A Frozen Heart’ (which sounds like the name of a tween goth-pop band) and based on the description, this thing seems pretty similar to ‘Gone Girl.’
It’s that time of the year, when pop culture websites and critics publish their annual Best Of lists and we heap praise on the best and most beloved movies and TV shows of the year. But what about the average moviegoer and TV-viewer? That’s where Facebook comes in. The social media site has released their top 10 movies and top 10 TV shows of the year, based on the most discussed titled of 2014. While some are fairly obvious, the lists might surprise you and inspire you to contemplate the overlap between what’s popular and what’s actually good.
Were ‘The Simpsons’ to plop down for a Christmas couch gag, you’d better believe we’ll get a ‘Frozen’ reference and never let it go. Watch FOX’s favorite animated family tackle Elsa, Olaf and the rest, as well as a smorgasbord of Christmas parodies from ‘Seinfeld’ to ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ and back!
Guess what, parents? You're going to see Disney's live-action 'Cinderella' remake in theaters. Possibly more than once. Because that is when you, and more importantly the kids in your life, will be able to see the next 'Frozen' adventure—the short film "Frozen Fever"—for the first time.
Animated films have long plundered classic fairy tales to build their modern stories (at least four of the Disney Princesses alone are pulled from Brothers Grimm tales), but Hans Christian Andersen’s rise to posthumous family-friendly prominence didn’t come into play until the late eighties, when Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ (which turns twenty-five this week) first swam on to our cinematic shores. The introduction of Ariel also effectively ended a Princess drought – there had not been a new Princess-centric film since 1959, but after Ariel splashed on to the scene, the House of Mouse started churning out a new one with startlingly regularity (four in the nineties alone) – but its real legacy is introducing Andersen to the younger set by way of mainstream animated outings.