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Frozen: Else style dress

Frozen: Else style dress

Frozen: Else style dress

Disney’s Frozen was released just in time for last Christmas and over the last 12 months has become a global phenomenon.

Little girls around the world love the heart-warming tale in which fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey, teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven, to find her sister Elsa.

But it looks like parents are also getting in on the act.

The name Elsa entered BabyCentre’s Top 100 Names of 2014 chart at 88, with an increase of 243 registrations since 2013.

Parents sing Disney's Frozen has also had over 17 million views on YouTube, and Disney has also teamed up with designer Alfred Angelo to design a Frozen themed wedding dress, styled after Elsa.

Since launching in December 2013, the movie has become the  biggest animated film and fifth biggest film of all time.

It has won numerous awards including two Academy Awards (Best Original Song and Best Animated Feature Film), a Golden Globe and a BAFTA® Award.

Top selling merchandise includes the Elsa and Anna costumes, dolls and Olaf plush, while two million copies of film were sold in 12 weeks when  launched on DVD & Blu-Ray in the UK.

The soundtrack is also the biggest album of 2014 there,  with sales outstripping every other artist.

Online Editors