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The world is obsessed with children’s shows, and it’s not just the kids. From behind the G-rated screen, films and television have tapped into a market far beyond a child’s consciousness and comprehension. With the 1930 release of Disney’s first animated picture, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, adults also became consumed by radically fictionalized characters facing impossible odds to obtain a fantastical goal--and by the very adult themes disguised as children’s entertainment. This layered, multi-tiered brand of storytelling captivates on a mass scale like never before.

And it shows no signs of slowing down. In 2013, Disney released the global sensation, Frozen, a story of two princesses overcoming the sorrows of the past and their fears for the future to save their kingdom from an endless winter and a treasonous takeover. The movie skyrocketed in popularity within the targeted 3- to 12-year-old demographic. But behind the façade of a children’s adventure epic lies a brilliantly-told story that connects with all ages, pulling in almost $1.3 billion worldwide and making Frozen the fifth highest grossing movie to date.

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