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- These recent animated films from Disney studios are to be discovered on Disney +
THE SNOW QUEEN (2013)
Do I still need to present Frozen? Released in theaters in 2013, the Disney animated film is a real phenomenon that has gathered more than 5 million spectators in France and accumulated nearly 1.3 billion in revenue worldwide. The story is that of Anna, a young girl as daring as she is optimistic, who embarks on an incredible journey in the company of mountain dweller Kristoff and his faithful reindeer. Anna’s goal: to find her sister, Elsa, the Snow Queen, who plunged the kingdom of Arendelle into an eternal winter… Freely adapted from Hans Christian Andersen’s tale (like The Little Mermaid), Frozen is a real success, which brings together modernity and tradition brilliantly. And then, of course, there are the songs from the film, including the hit Let It Go… Do not lie, you too, you sang it!
When Flynn Rider, the kingdom’s most wanted bandit, takes refuge in a mysterious tower, he finds himself held hostage by Rapunzel, a beautiful and reckless young girl with impressive hair 20 meters long, kept prisoner by Mother Gothel. . The astonishing jailer, eager to escape, then makes an agreement with the brigand… Such is the story of Rapunzel, an exciting animated film inspired by the Grimm brothers’ tale. This crazy adventure full of humor and emotion, which succeeds in respecting Disney tradition while adding a breath of modernity, has achieved a great success in France with more than 4 million spectators at the rendezvous. Note the presence, in the French vocal cast, of Romain Duris (Flynn) and Isabelle Adjani (Mère Gothel).
You will never have seen a city like Zootopia! Why ? Because only animals live there! When the adorable rabbit Judy Hopps enters the police force, she takes on a thorny case, forcing him to team up with Nick Wilde, a tongue-in-cheek fox and true scam virtuoso … Ideas in all directions, humor, rhythm, emotion, references to pop culture, a stunning visual rendering: this Zootopia, which manages to intelligently criticize our society through the prism of entertainment, is a buddy movie unlike any other not to be missed. The film was a very big success in theaters with close to 5 million spectators at the rendezvous.
VAIANA, THE LEGEND OF THE END OF THE WORLD (2016)
Vaiana, the legend of the end of the world tells the story of a reckless young girl who embarks on a daring journey to accomplish the unfinished quest of her ancestors and save her people. Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, who previously signed the classics The little Mermaid and Aladdin, this film, which attracted more than 5.6 million spectators, is inspired by a real mystery in Oceania. After two thousand years of exploration, Polynesian navigators suddenly stopped traveling for nearly a millennium, without our being able to determine why today. There are many theories, which have thus aroused the imagination of directors to come up with their story. In order to prepare the film, the duo, as well as artists from Disney, traveled to southern Oceania to experience the Pacific Islands and their people in person. Note that the demigod Maui character is vocally voiced by actor Dwayne Johnson, which precisely has Samoan roots.
THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG (2009)
The Princess and the Frog, which marks the return to traditional animation for Disney, is an action tale set in New Orleans, in the legendary French Quarter, home to a young girl named Tiana. Or when tradition and craftsmanship come to curl up in a historic setting. Lth director John musker (Aladdin, The little Mermaid) Explain : “John Lasseter loved the history and the idea of using New Orleans as a backdrop with all its cultural, historical and visual richness, and the magical ideas that this great city allowed us to develop. We felt the great era of jazz added an element of nostalgia and musicality, and we really wanted to have fun with the fairy tale archetypes.” Special mention to Randy Newman’s score, which gives a crazy charm to this animated film which recorded nearly 4 million tickets at the French box office.
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