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Tap In To Your Inner Princess And Listen To The Soundtrack From Disney's 'Frozen'

By Joanna Robinson | Miscellaneous | November 27, 2013 | Comments ()


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Good news, musical nerds! Disney’s latest effort isn’t just for Princess enthusiasts and Snowmen fetishists. It’s one of the first genuinely great animated musicals to come out of the Disney studio in a long time. (Unless you count Randy Newman’s The Princess And The Frog. Which mostly skates by on that heart-wrenchingly sad firefly song.) But if you look at the cast of Frozen, you’ll notice something wonderful. The four leads (the good princess, her “evil” sister, the little snowman creature and the hunky, uh, ice salesman?) are all voiced by musical veterans. Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad and Jonathan Groff respectively. The songs themselves are written by the married team of Robert and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, one half of which created both Avenue Q and The Book Of Mormon. The bouncy soundtrack feels like a return to the vintage 90s animated musical of the Howard Ashman and Alan Menken era (Little Mermaid, Beauty & The Beast). Anyway, the point is, musical nerds, this one’s for you. The deluxe edition of the soundtrack is available to stream on Spofify. Memorize it so you can be That Guy mumble singing along in the theater. Enjoy!


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  • Jifaner

    I JUST got home from taking my three kids to see it and immediately after we bought the soundtrack and listened to it on the way home. I LOVE THIS MOVIE. I'd go see it again tomorrow. The songs are fantastic, the animation will blow you away and the story is genuinely good. Love, love, love.

  • Carey Adams

    Thanks for the mini-review. Going to take my boys on Friday I think.

  • JGSOLID

    My 4 year-old nice asked me just this morning why every animated feature (she used the word toon, SUPERCUTE) has "all white people and no us". When I mentioned The Princess and the Frog she rolled her big ol' eyes and said, "She was black for only a little bit, for the rest she was a freaking frog, and they are green and don't have hair." I thought it was adorable, of course its also true. I am writing this from my job in the control room of a television station and midway through this comment we started playing Undercover Brother. I shit you not, I am tearing up as I finish this.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Jesus Christ, I'm sorry. She's right and it is unacceptable.

  • Carey Adams

    Yep, and race issues is the only reason TP&TF got made. Lets not even get into what they've done to Mulan.... It's sad.

  • Haystacks

    Seriously! I was in this movie and walked out 20 minutes in because I could not stand the relentless over processed teen pop assaulting my ears. They may have chosen good singers, but once you give them shitty songs and add auto tune, what is the point.

    For background, I own about a hundred broadway soundtracks. I am that girl and I found this insufferable.

  • Berry

    So does this still have anything to do with Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen? Because I thought I read somewhere that this was supposed to be some kind of adaptation, but the characters at least sound like something completely different. Not that that's necessarily a bad thing, just thought I'd ask.

  • Jifaner

    It says "inspired by". I was hoping for a true Snow Queen, but they did a good job just using it as a starting point.

  • JJ

    It started as Anna and the Snow Queen as they replaced Gerda with Anna, but Disney continued their odd naming tendency after changing Rapunzel to Tangled and The Bear and the Bow to Brave. Hard to believe that Hans Christian Andersen didn't think of including a sentient, bumbling snowman sidekick.

  • Berry

    Indeed. The man was, after all, a veritable barrel of laughs.

  • Ozioma

    It's an adaptation in-name only. They originally planned on doing it faithfully, but cut out all the other female characters from the story to make way for the male lead. I'm leaning towards not watching it when it comes out.

  • Jifaner

    The male is hardly the lead. The two male characters are most definitely NOT the focus of the story. Like, at all.

  • JoannaRobinson

    That's a very odd interpretation of this adaptation. Personally, I'm irritated that it's not The Snow Queen because that's my favorite fairytale but I'm not sure how you can get from "little girl rescues young male friend from evil queen" to "grown-ass lady and ice salesman confront troubled sister to save kingdom from eternal winter" merely by cutting out "all the other female characters." It's a complete rewrite but I don't think it's a rewrite with an insidious, anti-female message. If anything, I think the characterization of Elsa is more interesting and complex than the Evil Queen trope.

  • idiosynchronic

    I wanna do bad, bad things with Idina.

    Intimidate small furry animals, hold a nation hostage - whatever trips her trigger.

  • Mrs. Julien

    ...

  • Jifaner

    you would really like this movie then ;)

  • fracas

    Dynamite with a laser beam.

  • Anne At Large

    ALL the upvotes.

  • Al Borland's Beard

    As a snowman fetishist, I both look forward to and dread this time of year. On one hand, soooo many options. On the other, charcoal stains can be a bitch to get out.

  • bastich

    Don't forget the frostbite risk, as well as possible injury from unsafe "repurposing" of their carrot noses.

    I'll just stick to my lascivious visits to the mall santa, thank you.

  • Al Borland's Beard

    It's my primary source of Vitamin A.

  • mograph

    90s musicals are "vintage?" Ouch!

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