10 Reasons Frozen Is Definitely NOT Disney’s Best Animated Movie This Decade

Tangled is better. Just let it go.

Pete Thornton


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Disney’s Frozen has shattered all expectations to become THE most successful Disney animated movie of all time, recently crossing the $1,000,000,000 (that’s a cool billion) mark worldwide. It’s also become a full blown cultural phenomena, as popular with critics as it is fans, and took home the Academy Awards for Best Animated Picture and Best Original Song. The Frozen soundtrack reached #1 on iTunes, “Let It Go” is possibly the most covered song on Youtube ever, and Disney stores everywhere keep selling out of Frozen merchandise. There’s now even a Broadway adaptation in the works.

You can expect more Frozen in the future as well: in a recent Disney stockholders meeting, Disney CEO Bob Iger described Frozen as having “real franchise potential,” which probably has a lot more to do with its financials than the bounty of its story line.

While there is no denying that Frozen is an enjoyable movie, it’s frustrating to see so much praise hurled upon what amounts to no more than a mediocre cartoon, when Disney released a far superior animated classic just a few years earlier. 2010’s Tangled is a better movie in nearly every way to Frozen, but didn’t get nearly as much recognition; perhaps the world just wasn’t ready for a classic Disney princess tale in 2010, but now that it is its time to set the record straight – Frozen is simply not as good as Tangled.

Don’t believe that sentiment? Well, here’s precisely why…