The weather may be warming up, but Frozen isn’t going anywhere.
On Sunday, March 30, the Oscar-winning Disney film became the highest grossing animated feature in history, beating the record set by Toy Story 3 back in 2010. To date, the flick has earned an estimated $398.4 million domestically (plus an additional $674 million if we’re counting theaters worldwide). As the Disney corporation happily announced this past weekend, it’s their animation studio’s first billion dollar-film.
In case you live in an igloo and haven’t seen the movie (or, even more unbelievably, have yet to hear to the Oscar-winning megahit song “Let It Go”), here’s a brief synopsis:
It’s (very loosely) based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Snow Queen (in other words, like The Little Mermaid, the original story’s child-unfriendly aspects have been run through a G-rated, crowd-pleasing, Disney machine). Frozen features the vocal talents of Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, Idina Menzel (whose name was infamously mangled by John Travolta at the Oscars, and whose pipes you may recognize from Rent) and Josh Gad.
The film tells the story of a—how shall we say—kickass princess named Anna who sets off on a quest to find her estranged sister, Elsa. Elsa’s uncontrollable powers have inadvertently trapped their kingdom in eternal winter (and now that we think about it, maybe the movie was such a blockbuster because everyone could commiserate with the torment of a never-ending cold season?).
With the help of a thrill-seeking mountain man named Kristoff, his sidekick reindeer Sven, and a hapless snowman called Olaf who the group meets along the way, the day is ultimately saved. What we like best about the movie is the fact that no Prince Charming is required to break the magic spell—it’s sisterly love that does the trick. How fitting that they chose two of our favorite power moms to play the leading ladies. Let’s have a round of applause for girl power and Disney’s latest feat, shall we?
To further honor what’s likely your petite princess’ favorite movie (until the next mind-blowing 3D musical hits theaters), on this mini mani Monday you can treat her fingers to cool Frozen nail art. Check out the video tutorials below for help creating Elsa, Anna and Olaf-inspired manicures.