The hosts think that even ‘loosely adapted’ is being a little too generous with Frozen, Disney’s version of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen. But they are able to find a few elements of similarity as well as a multitude of reasons to love the film, including the sister-driven plot, the love story red herring and of course, the reindeer duet.
For similar adaptations, check out our episodes on Epic, Once Upon a Time, Snow White, Emma and The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.
Opening Music: Frozen Heart by The Cast of Frozen
Closing Music: Love is an Open Door by Kristen Bell and Santino Fontana
both from the Frozen soundtrack
-Dec 13 (US and UK)
-Sequel to An Unexpected Journey, covered on episode #29: Toners for Dwarves
-Dec 18 (US), Jan 1 (UK)
-Based on the non-fiction novel by Robert M. Edsel
-By Hans Christian Andersen
-Published in 1845
Screenwriter: Jennifer Lee
Director: Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee
Starring (voices): Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Santino Fontana, Josh Gad, Ciaran Hinds and Alan Tudyk