1 The Mickey Mindset: Frozen Blu-Ray Review

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Frozen Blu-Ray Review

Mitchell Stein- After several viewings and listening to the soundtrack many times, there is no doubt that Frozen probably goes down as my favorite Disney Animated Film of all time. From the moment it begins, you’re drawn into a beautiful CGI Norway with fantastic music that will stick in your head for many weeks to come. It takes a few minutes to establish the back-story which is does so well, and most of it in song with a fantastic cast of characters and voice actors.

Upon watching it earlier this morning, I’ve also realized this is probably the most beautiful CGI film under the Disney name since Pixar’s Up. The colors are rather vibrant and they’ve rendered beautiful CGI snow and creates it to look incredibly realistic. The snow blowing around the city of Arendale looks stunning and the minor details really play a big part in this. One of my favorite minor details in the film is at scene when Elsa blows snow around Anna, and as the snow picks up, Anna’s cheeks get redder and colder. Of course, no one ever notices these minor details besides myself, but it’s the minor cinematography and how in-depth to real life they actually dive into the story. 

The Blu-Ray release’s bonus features are not the largest selection I’ve seen, but what is here is lots of fun and lots of enjoyment is to be found, it’s a fantastic selection.

There’s The Making of Frozen, a live-action tour of how the film was made from storyboards to animation featuring the cast and crew of the movie, in a musical extravaganza, naturally, with one more song which will get stuck in your head for the remainder of the day. The bonus feature includes musical appearances by Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Idina Menzel, The Lopez’s, and many more. 

D’Frosted: Disney’s Journey from Hans Christian Anderson to Frozen is easily my favorite. 
Filmmakers at Disney discuss the company’s plans to create a film about Anderson’s classic story The Snow Queen for over 75 years. The plans originally came up in the days when Walt Disney was still alive, and it re-surfaced in the 90’s where it when even further into production with concept art and some story, but fell apart and was abandoned until 2011, where the plan re-surfaced once again, and was released in 2013. It’s a fantastic journey, and a must-see bonus feature. 

There’s also Deleted Scenes, Music Videos, and of course, Get A Horse the fantastic Mickey Mouse short which premiered before the film in theaters. It’s not nearly as impressive as it was on the big-screen in 3D, but it’s good to own this one as well without having to pay each time to see it with the film. 

Over all, you must add the Academy Award, Golden Globe and Annie winning animated film Frozen to your Blu-Ray collection. It’s an absolute masterpiece and beautiful soundtrack. If that’s not enough, there’s extra bonus features to go with it!

Frozen on Blu-Ray Combo Pack is available today wherever Blu-Rays are sold

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