Studio: Walt Disney Animation Studios Directors: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Release Date: November 27 Synopsis: When Elsa (Idina Menzel), the Snow Queen, finds her powers running amok and plunging the kingdom into eternal winter, she flees the angry citizens. Her optimistic sister Anna (Kristen Bell), teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff, his sidekick reindeer Sven and a talking snowman named Olaf to find Elsa and restore summer to the cursed land. The Odds: Disney’s modernist take on the Hans Christian Andersen tale has a female-empowering message, and a return to musical form for the animation studio. Some have prematurely pointed out that the design is a bit too reminiscent of the shop’s last CG fairytale, Tangled. However, you can never discount that old Mouse House magic— Frozen certainly offers some of the most dazzling 3-D CG sequences of the year.