The day after Thanksgiving my family and I went to see the new Disney movie, Frozen. Maybe I was to overwhelmed with putting together my holiday toy content and gearing up for Thanksgiving, but Frozen completely snuck up on me. I had heard it advertised and received some press releases featuring the movie and some new Disney Frozen toys, but unlike most Disney movies before it where we’ve attended a preview, I knew barely anything about the story line.
Maybe since I have a son, it’s no wonder we’ve been stuck in Radiator Springs (Cars) and Propwash Junction (Planes) territory for what seems like an eternity. I grew up loving The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast. I also bought a Mandy Moore album years before she was casted as the voice of Rapunzel in Tangled, so if you love that genre of Disney, you will love Frozen.
The story revolves around sisters, Elsa and Anna of Arendelle. Elsa is born with magical powers to turn anything she touches to ice, which included her younger sister Anna while they were playing. After the trolls were able to revive Anna because it was her head, and not her heart, the King and Queen forbid Elsa and Anna to play any longer. When the King and Queen die several years later, the sisters are estranged, and Elsa becomes the heir to the kingdom. However, since Elsa has not learned to control her magic, when Anna decides she’s going to marry a man she’s known for one day, Elsa becomes enraged, unleashes her powers accidentally and leaves the Kingdom trapped in eternal winter. Anna sets off to find her sister hiding in the mountains and along the way finds help in Kristoff, an ice delivering mountain man whose best friend is his reindeer, Sven. Anna, Kristoff and Sven also meet Olaf, the snowman, who will have you giggling like you can’t even imagine. There are a few scary parts with a snow monster, but otherwise, you will laugh, cry, clap, cheer, and smile for days when you watch this movie. I don’t want to provide any spoilers but the message in this movie is phenomenal, it will warm your heart, no doubt.
These are some of the newest Disney Frozen Toys that were released in conjunction with the movie.
|Frozen Anna & Elsa Singing Dolls by Disney Store|
These are interactive Anna & Elsa Singing Dolls. With a simple wave of your hand, Anna and Elsa sing and magically light up in a frosted icy blue glow. From Disney Store, retail $39.95 each.
|Disney Frozen Castle and Ice Palace Playset by Mattel|
This set is double sided, featuring Anna’s home on one side and Elsa’s Ice Palance on the other. Accessories include: throne, bed, chaise, vanities, mountain slide and an Olaf figure. Retails for $99.99.
|Disney Frozen Pull Apart and Talkin’ Olaf by Just Play|
Olaf was by far our favorite character in the movie. With this toy his nose, head and torso can come apart and be put back together. Olaf also speaks funny phrases from the movie. Retails for $17.99.
|Frozen Plush Collection by Disney Store|
These Disney soft plush characters retail for $14.95 – $19.95 and feature, Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven.
|Elsa Costume for Girls by Disney Store|
In addition to this costume, purchased separately, children can role play Elsa with matching light-up shoes and tiara, as well as a wig that features iridescent highlights and flashing light-up accents. Accessories retail from $14.95-$49.95.
|Anna Costume Collection for Girls by Disney Store|
In addition to this costume, purchased separately, children can role play Anna with matching boots and a golden tiara. Accessories retail from $14.95-$49.95.
|Disney Frozen Audio CD Storybook|
We love all of the Disney CD storybooks in our house. I generally leave them in the car, because they are great for young children with their page turning indicators. This book retails for $6.99.
|Frozen Storybook Deluxe App |
This app, available in the Apple App store, allows children to “Read on Your Own, Record Your Own Voice, and Listen to the Narration with Text.” Additional features include being able to flip the device upside-down to hear the story from sisters Anna and Elsa’s points of view, “ice craft” tools that let kids create and build their own frozen scenes and crystal palaces, video clips from the actual film, ice puzzles and games. Retails for $6.99.
|Disney Frozen Printables, Activities, and Coloring Pages|
Here are some links that include images for downloading to Make Your Own Snowflakes, Elsa Coloring Page, Anna Coloring Page, Kristoff Coloring Page, Olaf Snowman Scissor Cutting Activity, Olaf Maze, Elsa and Anna Maze, and a Spot the Difference game.
We purchased our own movie tickets to see this movie, and though I may receive a Pull Apart & Talkin Olaf toy as a free sample, any opinions are my own.