The song goes "let it go...," but it feels like my kids have been able to do anything but let our "Frozen" Collector's Edition Blu-Ray go since they finally got their hands on it. They've watched it a bunch of times already.
I'm glad we have the DVD and Digital HD copy because I can see the Blu-Ray getting a lot of use.
This Blu-Ray includes the new Disney short "Get a Horse". If you saw it in the theater, you really saw it on the screen it was designed to be seen on, because the action tears through the screen. It's an amazing piece of animation in itself, starting off first in black and white and incorporating all of the trademark sounds and animations of one an early Disney cartoon. Then the characters appear to burst through the movie screen in this full-color, almost 3D sequence that is a thrill to see both for its nostalgic charm and for it's visual complexity. You have to watch it several times to catch the action and appreciate the fine details. You can tell the folks at Disney Animation invested a lot more attention to the detail when it made "Frozen" than it did when it made some of its more recent films. They astounded the world with full length favorites like "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Little Mermaid," and knew they had to take their filmmaking to the next step yet again, and they succeeded with "Frozen".
This movie stands apart visually from their previous movies, not only for the its impressive animation, but for its stunning detail as well -- although the musical composition and performances were also great. The artwork really drew me in. I felt like every frame was carefully crafted. "Frozen" won the 2013 Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song ("Let It Go").
The characters are also extremely lovable. My 4-year-old daughter adores Olaf. Who wouldn't brave frostbite just to hang out with the sweetest, funniest snowman ever?
You'll also enjoy "The Making of Frozen". The opening musical sequence alone is a sight to behold -- a far cry from what you'd expect to see in the extras -- you know, a boring white guy talking about how he made the film. This is the exact opposite. This is fun, dazzling and funny.
If you're on the fence about whether or not to get the blu-ray, don't be. Just get it. Like critic Mark S. Allen is quoted as saying on the package, "This movie will be watched and loved for generations." That's true, especially at our house. For anyone who loves Disney and hasn't seen the movie, you don't know what you're missing! Pick up a copy today. Here's more about the Blu-Ray + DVD + Digital HD Copy New Bonus Features:
- The Making Of Frozen (Blu-ray, Digital)
- D'frosted: Disney's Journey From Hans Christian Andersen to Frozen (Blu-ray, Digital)
- Breaking The Ice - The Real Making Of Frozen (Blu-ray, Digital)
- 4 Deleted Scenes with introduction by Directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee
- Original Theatrical Short - "Get A Horse" (Blu-ray, Digital & DVD)
- "Let It Go" Music Videos by Demi Lovato, Martina Stoessel & Marsha Milan Londoh (Blu-ray, Digital & DVD)
- Frozen Teaser Trailer (Blu-ray, Digital & DVD)
*Digital bonus offerings will vary per retailer Feature Run Time: Approx. 102-minutes Rated: US: PG / Canada: G (CE and CF) Aspect Ratio: Blu-ray: 1080p High Definition • 2.39:1 DVD: 2.39:1 • Enhanced for 16x9 Televisions Sound: Blu-ray: English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks DVD: English 5.1 and DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital; Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks Languages: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles (Applies To Film Content Only) To learn more visit: facebook.com/DisneyFrozen or Twitter.com/DisneyAnimation
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