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PsycCRITIQUESJune 29, 2015, Vol. 60, No. 26, Article 10© 2015 American Psychological AssociationThe Character-Driven Person: HowFrozen’s Anna, not Elsa, Is anExemplarA Review ofFrozen(2013)byChrisBuckandJenniferLee(Directors)http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0039283Reviewed byRyan M.Niemiec,RogerBrethertonThere can be no doubt that Disney’s 2013 computer-animated, musical fantasyFrozenmadea significant worldwide impact. At the box office it earned over $400 million in the UnitedStates, and nearly $900 million elsewhere, leading to an estimated worldwide totalapproaching $1.3 billion (Box Office Mojo, n.d.). It therefore currently stands as the highestgrossing animated film of all time (McClintock, 2014).Alongside its popularity,Frozencould equally be viewed as a significant culturalphenomenon. It is unusual among Disney films, and has been praised by feminist critics(e.g., Dockterman, 2014), for having two main female protagonists: Elsa (the newlycrowned queen with the “flaw” of turning every...