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Frozen | 2013 | PG | - 1.3.1

The Snow Queen (voiced by Idina Menzel) exiles herself because everything she touches turns to ice. Nevertheless, her sister (voiced by Kristen Bell), a mountain man (voiced by Jonathan Groff), a living snowman (voiced by Josh Gad) and a reindeer set out to find the queen and bring her back to the kingdom. They must battle monsters and an evil prince before convincing the queen to return. Also with the voices of Santino Fontana and Alan Tudyk. Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee. [1:30]

SEX/NUDITY 1 - A man and a woman kiss briefly. Several pairs of trolls kiss briefly. A woman kisses a man on the cheek. A woman falls on top of a man in a prone position in a rowboat and she tells him he is gorgeous, and then becomes embarrassed.
 A troll wants to look inside the waistband of a human's trousers and the human says, "No." A woman tells a man that she dreamed of being kissed by a troll.
 A prince proposes to a princess, who says, "Yes" and a few days later he tells her that he never loved her and she is devastated. A man tells a woman that he knows love experts and she does not believe him. A village of trolls attempts to persuade a man and a woman to marry but they decline.
 Two women wear long gowns that reveal bare arms and shoulders. A woman wears a long gown with a slit that reveals one leg to the top of the thigh.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - Wolves with glowing eyes run out of the darkness and charge a sled where a man hits a wolf with a lit torch and a woman hits another wolf with a guitar; the woman lights a blanket on fire and throws it at several wolves to scatter them and the people jump their sled over a ravine and land in soft snow; we see the sled fall to the bottom of a deep gorge, where it catches fire and explodes; the man slips to the edge of the ravine and the woman pulls him back safely whereupon he says that his head hurts, but we see no damage.
 A woman sees a man attempting to stab her sister with a sword and rushes over to them to stand in front of her sister with one hand raised; she freezes solid as her fingers catch the sword's blade on the down swing and saves her sister, who cries and hangs onto the icy sculpture that was her sister; other people gather around, looking sorrowful.
 A group of palace guards and a man ride horses through deep searching for a woman whom they find in an ice palace where they encounter a huge, roaring monster and attempt to fight it with swords; the monster knocks them down and into snowdrifts, then two men carrying crossbows run inside the palace and try to shoot the woman as she creates ice barriers to force them into corners and nearly drives one man off a balcony; a man outside cuts one leg off the snow monster and it stumbles over a bridge and into a ravine.
 A woman with magic powers strikes her sister in the heart with a blast of power and causes the heart to begin to freeze; the other woman's hair turns white, her fingers turn blue and her hands become icy and she lies in her bedroom on the floor, in a fetal position, dying; a snowman pulls the woman over to a fireplace and builds her a fire, and the snowman begins to melt (once outside, the snowman re-freezes). A woman becomes angry and her anger creates tall, sharp spikes of ice around the room and everything she touches turns to ice; the woman runs away into the mountains and as she passes two fountains of water they freeze; people become frightened, gasp and draw back as an elderly man shouts that the queen is a monster that must be stopped; the man tells guards to accompany a man to look for the woman and to stop her once and for all (implying killing).
 A man rejects a dying woman, telling her that he wanted to kill her and her sister in order to take over their kingdom and when the woman tries to leave the room she finds out that she is trapped by ice spikes filling the hallway outside; a blizzard whips up outside and blows snow into the building as the woman finds a way outside and calls for help; a man rides his reindeer across a long stretch of a frozen fjord toward her when ice beneath them breaks up and his reindeer falls into the water (he climbs back out).
 A man and a woman travel on a ship that capsizes and we see a black cloth being lowered over their portrait, indicating that they are dead.
 A kingdom freezes over completely and its inhabitants begin to argue and bicker with one another. A young woman uses magic to form ice and snow structures and accidentally hits her younger sister in the head with a blast of magic power that knocks her unconscious; the young girl is rushed to a village of trolls that can cure her. An elderly man declares that a queen is a wicked sorceress and a monster.
 A woman with magic powers forms a huge snow monster with ice armor that roars loudly at humans and animals; it chases humans away and, in close-up, shouts, "Don't come back!"
 Inside an ice palace, an ice chandelier falls as a woman tries to run away from it, but she falls to the floor and the scene cuts to her waking up in chains in a detention cell. A talking snowman impales himself on an icicle and laughs. A talking snowman falls apart several times during the film, but always comes back together. A blindfolded man walks into a pole, but is unharmed.
 A young woman with magic powers is kept locked in her room and is not allowed to interact with other people, because emotions cause her magic to hurt people. When a man walks into a cell to bring a woman to execution, he finds that she has escaped and one stone wall has a huge hole in it. A frozen woman melts and returns to life.
 A man lies and tells people that a woman killed her sister. Two sisters argue about interacting with people outside the family and in a kingdom.
 A man charges another man, but a woman stops him; the woman walks over to the other man, punches him between the eyes and sends him hurtling into the harbor and we later see him in a jail cell, holding his nose in pain, but we see no damage. A trading post operator physically throws a man out of his store and into a snowdrift. A woman accidentally hits a man in the face at a dance (he is uninjured). A woman falls into a boat at a harbor, but is uninjured. A man falls into the water. A reindeer falls down a staircase.
 Large men slice through thick ice with long saw blades (in 3D the blades seem to slice out into the audience) and they use large axes to chop ice into blocks in close-up. A queen fashions a palace for herself made of ice sculptures and staircases.
 A woman uses magic to create an ice rink in her courtyard for the kingdom and tall spires of ice form around the courtyard.
 A man spits on his sled to clean it and hits a woman in the eye with spit (we do not see spit); the woman closes her eye and rubs it. A troll with a small rock in his hand says he passed a kidney stone. A man tells a woman that all men pick their noses and eat what they pick; she grimaces. A talking snowman says colors are good but not yellow snow (implying urination in snow).


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LANGUAGE 1 - 1 mild scatological term (tinkle), 4 mild anatomical terms (butt), exclamations, name-calling (crazy, monster, dumb, crook, stinker, donkey, fool, wicked sorceress, marshmallow), stereotypical references to men, women, royalty, evil princes, good girls.


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SUBSTANCE USE - A woman gobbles chocolate at a dance to give her courage when talking to a handsome prince, a woman and her sister say "Oooooh, chocolate!" as if it is a drug, and magic spells are used several times to create ice structures and once to heal a head injury in a little girl.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Emotions, family, relationships, magic, hardship, determination, taking risks, courage, reconciliation, acceptance.

MESSAGE - Emotions and talents are magic that can create incredible beauty.

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