By Kristen Droesch of YourTango
Yes, Frozen came out back in November and we are still talking about it, because it's become one of our favorite movies ever! Breaking the box office record of the sixth highest-grossing movie of all time is just one of this Disney giant's many accolades.
"Let It Go" remains on repeat during our morning commute and we're still pretty upset that talking snowmen don't actually exist. After breaking all kinds of movie and song records, Frozen the musical is up next!
Before Anna and Elsa hit Broadway, here are 20 things you don't know about this Academy Award-winning movie:
1. They modeled the reindeer, Sven, after Executive Producer John Lasseter's dog, Frankie! They actually brought in a real reindeer, but he just stood there and didn't move.
2. The crew got to tour Norway as "research" when they were designing the kingdom of Arrendelle. Coolest job ever.
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3. Rapunzel and Flynn Rider from Tangled make a surprise appearance in Frozen! When they open the city gates for Elsa's coronation, you can see the couple's backs toward the camera.
4. However, there are more Disney theories within the movie. Fans believe that when Elsa and Anna's parents left the kingdom, they were en route to Germany for Rapunzel's homecoming when their ship sank near Denmark. The second part of the theory is that the boat the parents were on is actually the sunken ship in The Little Mermaid. Where does The Little Mermaid take place? Denmark, of course. Disney can be so clever with their inter-weaving storylines.
5. Queen Elsa was originally supposed to be a villain. Thankfully they changed the story to make her misunderstood. The movie just wouldn't have been the same.
6. They approached Idina Menzel to play Elsa after hearing her audition tape for Rapunzel in Tangled.
7. Director Chris Buck has worked on animation for other Disney classics including The Little Mermaid, Pocahontas, Oliver & Company, and The Rescuers Down Under.
8. The animators of the film will watch the voice actors perform their lines in the booth and study the faces they make while they act it out.
9. The co-director and writer of Frozen, Jennifer Lee, also wrote the screenplay for Wreck-It Ralph.
10. Did you notice there is a Mickey Mouse stuffed animal on one of the shelves at Wandering Oaken's Trading Post?
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