Interesting Frozen Facts and Statistics | Disney Fun Facts

Last Updated on: January 7th, 2023

When Disney released their animated movie Frozen in 2013, never in their wildest dreams could they have imagined the cultural phenomenon it would become. As the blockbuster is now in the midst of conquering Broadway, I thought it would be a good time to do a little info gathering on it. Here are the most interesting Frozen facts and statistics I was able to dig up. As always, I will be adding new stats and updating the ones below often, so be sure to check back in the future.

Frozen Facts and StatisticsFrozen Facts

  • Release Date: November 22, 2013
  • Distributor: Walt Disney Studios
  • Director: Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee
  • Producer: Peter Del Vecho
  • Music By: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
  • Key Stars: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana, Alan Tudyk, Chris Williams
  • Frozen’s Origin: “The Snow Queen” by Hans Christian Andersen
  • Frozen the Musical Debut: August 2017
  • Frozen on Broadway Debut: March 2018

Awards Won by Frozen:

  • Academy Awards: Best Animated Feature, Best Original Song
  • Golden Globe: Best Animated Feature (First non-Pixar Disney feature movie to win this)
  • BAFTA Award: Best Animated Film
  • Grammy Awards: Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media, Best Song Written for Visual Media

Frozen could have been one of the first Disney feature films:

Walt Disney was interested in an animated movie version of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales (including “The Snow Queen” as early as 1940.

Elsa was originally a villain in early drafts of Frozen and was not Anna’s sister.

The land of Arendelle is modeled after 19th century Norway.

The voice of Oaken (the shop keeper), Chris Williams, is also a writer/director for Moana and Bolt and also directed Big Hero 6 and a number of other movies.

Jennifer Lee was the first woman to direct a Disney animated feature film.

Rapunzel and Flynn Rider make a cameo in Elsa’s coronation scene.

Additional Frozen Movies and Shorts:

  • Frozen Fever (2015)
  • Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (2017)
  • Frozen 2 (2019)

Frozen Statistics

Frozen Movie Budget:

$150 million

Frozen Box Office Results:

  • $400 million (Domestic)
  • $870 million (Global)
  • $1.27 billion (Total)
  • 16 weeks in the top 10 at the box office in the US

Frozen’s All-Time Movie Rankings:

  • Highest grossing animated films of all time (#1)
  • Highest grossing films of all time (#12)
  • Highest grossing films of 2013 (#1)

Frozen is the all time best-selling Blu Ray in the US.

Elsa has 420,000 strands of hair, which is 4x the average human being.

Number of languages Frozen was made available in:


Frozen toys were the number one girls toy for the holidays in 2014 (beating out longtime #1 Barbie)

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I am founder and editor of My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back to my first trip to Walt Disney World in the mid-80's. I have since returned to the magical place more than 20 times. I started this site when I came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching Disney content with my 8-year old, so it made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it. Other interests include 80's nostalgia, vintage toys, video games, LEGO, Star Wars and tech gadgets. Other sites include DMR and