If you have young girls in your household, your Christmas gift exchange was probably dominated by “Frozen” merchandise. Now, the computer-animated film has won the AP designation “entertainer of the year,” even though it came out in 2013 and has no human characters. But it is the most successful animation film in history, and it has earned Disney $1.27 billion.
And it is an excellent movie, not only aesthetically but in the way it teaches some important lessons in life (marry for friendship, not “love at first sight”; love between family members is among the most precious; love is when you would lay down your life for someone). But, speaking as a grandfather, I just cannot understand how little girls as young as three, who presumably are missing these finer points, can get so caught up in the “Frozen” frenzy! [Read more...]