NEW CHANNEL 4 DOCUMENTARY LOOKS AT THE ‘FROZEN’ PHENOMENON





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Frozen, the highest grossing animated film of all time [though you always have to take inflation into account with these things]  was released at the end of last year, but its impact has lasted through the whole of this year and seems set to continue. Even if you haven’t seen it, you just can’t get away from it. Its popularity is huge – I read last week that one of the ‘pound’ shops in the UK got a load of Frozen stuff in and it was all gone within a few minutes. There are plans for spinoffs, a stage musical is underway, it’s being re-released in cinemas, there is a Sing Along version being shown in cinemas and even a Sing Along DVD, there’s a Frozen On Ice skating tour show, and so forth. Personally I wouldn’t quite put it up there with the very best of Disney like Pinnochio, The Lion King and Sleeping Beauty,  but I still liked it immensely – I even bought the soundtrack cheap myself the other day – though a lot of people are just going absolutely crazy over it and I’ve never understood being so crazy about a movie that, for example, you’ll dress just like your favourite character!

A new Channel 4 documentary called Frozen at Christmas  will explore how this movie moved beyond being “just another” Disney princess tale and captured the imaginations of millions. It will also explore fan obsessions with the movie and the effect that it has had on their lives. Channel 4’s press release about the documentary reads:

“This one-off special for Channel 4 tells the whole story behind the film and its fans, celebrating its highlights and examining all aspects of the Frozen phenomenon. It hears from filmmakers, performers, celebrities, critics and, most of all, from UK fans who have made Frozen such a success. It also looks forward to the future of Frozen and what new Frozen events 2015 might bring.”

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I'm a huge film fan and will watch pretty much any type of film, from Martial Arts to Westerns, from Romances [though I don't really like Romcoms!]] to Historical Epics. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style.

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