The official stats on Frozen are staggering: More than six months since the release of the animated avalanche, it’s surpassed $1.2 billion in worldwide box office, and become the fifth-highest-grossing movie ever.
And the theme-park lines to meet Anna and Elsa, the sibling royals at the heart of the world’s highest-ever-grossing animated movie, are long. I was dispatched to Disneyland in Anaheim, California, to stand in one of those very, very, very long lines — to observe the struggle, to witness the phenomenon, to figure out the why, as in, why do people do this to themselves? I arrived at Disneyland on the Wednesday after Easter.
Over the weekend, Disney’s “Frozen” became the highest-grossing animated film of all time, topping $1 billion worldwide and inspiring a #CongratulationsFrozen hashtag on Twitter. “It’s a difficult juggling act to get the right intent of the lyrics and also have it match rhythmically to the music,” he told Yahoo in a recent email exchange.