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‘Frozen 2’ fever sweeps the world
《冰雪奇緣2》上映 冰雪風暴席捲全球

Voice actors Josh Gad, third left, Idina Menzel, center, Jonathan Groff, third right, and people dressed as characters from Frozen 2 attend a premiere in London, UK, on Nov. 17.

Photo: AP

Frozen 2 fever is now sweeping the world, as the Disney sequel opened strongly in cinemas last week after smashing the record for presales in many countries. The 2013 original, which took nearly US$1.3 billion (about NT$39.7 billion) at the box office, was once the highest-grossing animated film of all time until the record was broken by The Lion King earlier this year.

Apart from the catchy theme songs in the sequel, the Los Angeles Times reported that perhaps the most impressive feature of Queen Elsa and Princess Anna is that they embarked on an adventure wearing pants: Disney almost never lets its heroines wear pants. “These two women I’m proud of, they are carrying the weight of the kingdom on their shoulders ... so they’re going to wear what’s right for that,” co-director Jennifer Lee said recently.

Merchandise sales of the original have reportedly accumulated to over US$107.2 billion worldwide, the highest of any film in history, so Disney is banking on yet another smash hit.

(Eddy Chang, Taipei Times)






1. frozen adj.


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2. presale n.


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3. heroine n.

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