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Announcement: Last Update for a While Regarding “Frozen” Review

I’ve seen Frozen again (4th time around), done more extensive research, re-evaluated my own feelings on the matter, and refined my game plan in approaching this entire project. Now all that’s left to do is write a third and finalized draft of the entire review before recording, editing, and animating the whole damn thing.

I know this seems a bit excessive (or perhaps it seemed a bit excessive two months ago), but I just want to assure that this thing is the best it can be with the time and resources I have available. And now I have an unofficial deadline, for the Disney folks are making a Frozen short film to be released in “spring 2015.” What better time to release an extensive analysis of the movie than at the same time as a nice, fun follow-up to the movie itself?

So there you have it. Until “spring 2015,” don’t expect me to have the Frozen-alysis to be completed (and unless I think of something better, definitely don’t expect that title).

In the meantime, I’ll still be writing on the blog (I’m currently working on my review of “Long Live the Queen”), and I’m still figuring out how to transition to writing about animation in general, particularly works I love. I may even work a bit more on the Korranalysis or other videos to get back into the video-making groove before editing the Frozen review. (To top it all off, school started a few weeks ago, so I’ll be balancing school, work, and all these projects.)

All-in-all, this is going to be a strange, laborious next few months. I’m a little scared, but also very excited. Thanks always for your support and discussions, dear readers!

P.S. I only recently found that poster for Frozen (it’s the DVD cover in Korea), and I absolutely love it! It’s so beautiful and so frightening! It actually makes me want to watch the movie (again, but still)! Why wasn’t that sense of majesty and terror in the actual movie?! (This poster alone presents a strong argument for why Elsa should have remained a villainous character.)

And to think some people were lamenting the lost of the art of the movie poster!

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8 responses

  1. rosemon

    “It’s so beautiful and so frightening! It actually makes me want to watch the movie! Why wasn’t that sense of majesty and terror in the actual movie?!”

    You took the words right out of my mouth.

    September 10, 2014 at 5:29 pm

  2. rosemon

    Else could’ve been a memorable villain had she looked like this instead of a typical Barbie doll heroine, done by Kleane:

    September 10, 2014 at 7:59 pm

  3. Nautilus11

    The whole movie would have been more memorable had they actually stuck to the original story for the most part.

    That’s the one thing old Disney knew. That the stories that they were adapting were already GOOD ENOUGH at their core, and that the most they needed to do was embellish a few things here and there.

    Not try to top the original concept with their own generic creations.

    Especially a story as interesting as The Snow Queen.

    OFF-TOPIC: Apparently Book 3 of The Legend of Korra is due to be released October 3rd. Of this year. I’m guessing Nickelodeon just wants to get the whole thing over with.

    September 10, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    • Grindal

      Btw do you mean book 4? Cause it is indeed airing on October 3rd

      September 11, 2014 at 9:19 am

  4. rosemon

    According to rumors, Book 4 may even be airing this coming winter.

    September 10, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    • JMR

      Official announcement is October 3. There’s something vaguely ominous about it starting up so soon after the end of Season 3.

      September 11, 2014 at 7:04 pm

  5. Grindal

    Useless trivia: that movie poster was actually used quite frequently throughout Europe where they for the most part referred to the movie as ‘The Snow Queen’ rather than ‘Frozen’ because the story of the snow queen resonates more with the European audience. Don’t bother going into it but enough has been said about the Disney’s marketing for this film which was heavily focused on Olaf.

    September 11, 2014 at 9:10 am

    • Ugh…yeah, it’s not worth getting into, but it’s still interesting from a sociological standpoint. I have to wonder if Disney’s interpretation of The Snow Queen lived up to their expectations. (Even if it didn’t, you wouldn’t know that based on the box office receipts.)

      September 14, 2014 at 12:28 am

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