The latest Disney animated feature follows on from Pixar's Brave in foregrounding a strong heroine – and breaks ground in having a female director, too.
The plotting (a reworking of The Snow Queen) may be formulaic but this is still a film of considerable charm and formal accomplishment.
The computer animation of the characters is expressive and detailed (we even notice the freckles on the shoulder of the heroine) while the film-makers work wonders with glacial landscapes in a land of "eternal winter."
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