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It was first released on November 19th, 2013.
Not to be confused with the 2010 drama/thriller film of the same name.
A sequel, appropriately titled Frozen II, was released on November 22nd 2019.
Tropes used in Frozen include:
- Adaptation Name Change:
- Anna's counterpart in The Snow Queen was called Gerda.
- Mixed in with Named by the Adaptation, as the original Snow Queen went unnamed, but Elsa also has shades of the original story's Kai.
- Adaptation Species Change: In The Snow Queen, the snow queen was a fairy, or at least, very heavily implied to be one. Here, Elsa is human.
- Adaptational Heroism: The Snow Queen was very much an example of Blue and Orange Morality. Elsa is quite unambiguously a good person, even if she fears her power.
- Kristoff is based off the Robber Girl but is a honest worker instead of a robber.
- An Ice Person: Elsa.
- The Cameo: Eugene and Rapunzel are among the guests at the coronation.
- Composite Character:
- Anna is largely Greda but also brings in a few shades of the princess who wants a man that will talk back to her.
- Elsa may be an expy of the Snow Queen but takes on Kai's heart being thawed by sisterly love.
- Exact Words: "Only an act of true love can thaw a frozen heart." It didn't say what kind of love it had to be nor who had to do it, or who's heart. It's assumed that True Love's Kiss will thaw Anna's literally frozen heart but it's in fact Anna's act of sisterly love that thaws Elsa's metaphorically frozen heart which thaws Anna's literally frozen body.
- Evil All Along: Prince Hans.
- Failed a Spot Check: How Elsa failed to notice the endless winter she created, given that Arendelle is visible from her palace, is something of a mystery.
- Fairy Tale
- Glass Cannon: For all of Elsa's power, she's ultimately as durable as she looks.
- Named by the Adaptation: Kristoff is a Gender Flipped version of the unnamed Robber Girl.
- The Power of Family: Elsa's love for her sister Anna not only revives Anna after Elsa accidentally freezes Anna, but it gives Elsa better control over her ice powers.
- Plot Irrelevant Villain: Despite how vile he is, and how hated he is by the fandom, Prince Hans. He takes advantage of the eternal winter but is largely superfluous when placed next to it.
- Power Incontinence: Elsa's main problem. She's able to direct her power with great skill but turning it off is another matter entirely.
- Pragmatic Villainy: Hans. He's perfectly competent in ruling Arendelle and does appear to legitimately care for its citizenry, cultivating an image of Villain with Good Publicity.
- Red Herring: The Duke of Weselton is hinted to be the Big Bad at first.
- Related in the Adaptation: Greda and the Snow Queen are now the sisters Anna and Elsa.
- Winter Royal Lady: Elsa, of course.