Disney’s ‘Frozen’ is solid

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Disney animators showed that they’d found the secret to giving princess tales a demographics-defying appeal with the Rapunzel update “Tangled” a few years ago. They prove it wasn’t a fluke with the 3-D animated “Frozen,” their similarly conceived loose riff on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Snow Queen.”

Remember the movie’s wordless, “Ice Age”-y early teaser of a snowman and a reindeer dueling over a carrot? You might well be surprised to find that it’s so tangential to the girl-powered main action, it’s not even part of it. And you’ll be amazed at how little it matters, blissfully entertained as you’ll be by what the film is actually selling.

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