We begin another snowy month in Brooklyn with a discussion of Frozen, the latest Disney animated film to take the box office by storm. As expected, Frozen has many familiar elements -- songs, orphans, princesses, endless mention of "true love," and an adorably goofy sidekick -- but the story (the first Disney animated feature to be directed by a woman!) also plays on what we know about fairy tale tropes and twists them in a direction that is focused more on sisterly love rather than romance.
Kseniya & Eleanor discuss their childhood impressions of Disney films, their surprised enjoyment of Frozen, and what they hope to see in future productions from the studio.
Bonus: we read some letters from our mailbag and play a voicemail message we received via 530-628-3379
Closing music: "Let It Go" by Idina Menzel