Frozen at the top of the charts

Jeanine Gilbert and lakecentralnews

After coming out in theaters in November 2013, Disney’s “Frozen” became a big hit. On March 18, families could purchase it on DVD and Blu-ray to watch in the comfort of their own homes.

Disney tells the story of a two sisters in the fictional kingdom of Arendelle. After their parents, the king and queen, die, the two daughters become the heirs to the throne. However, Elsa has a secret she keeps from everyone including her little sister, Anna: everything she touches freezes. Elsa flees all her responsibilities as queen after exposing her uncontrollable powers to the entire kingdom. Through an enchanting adventure, Anna proves to her sister with her love that together they’re more powerful than any curse.

The film won the Best Animated Film at the 86th Academy Awards. Idina Menzel, who played Queen Elsa, performed “Let it Go,” at the 2014 Oscars. The song was awarded Best Original Song, thus making Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez’s song an anthem for children of all ages. The song was also nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Original Song. In addition, it made the Top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.

As promotion for the movie, singer/songwriter Demi Lovato performs “Let it Go,” during her 2014 Neon Lights Tour. With a dark past to overcome like Elsa, she found the song relatable and agreed to record it for the movie’s soundtrack.

All in all, I think that “Frozen” is a fantastic story for kids of all ages. The music is wonderful and the story teaches that love from your family can be the most powerful thing you can have.