A decade ago, Frozen became a monster hit

A decade ago, Frozen became a monster hit
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It's officially been a decade since those damn songs got stuck in your head.

10 years ago, on November 27, 2013, Frozen was released in theaters. The movie features the songs (among others) "Let It Go," "For the First Time in Forever," and "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?"

You sang those while reading the titles, didn't you?

The film was inspired by The Snow Queen, a fairytale written by the iconic Hans Christian Andersen, originally published in December of 1844. The tale is considered among the Dutch author's best works and is also among his longest, written in a novel-like narrative style.

Mostly the similarities are that there's a lot of snow and a theme of love conquering all. Sorry, but no singing snowman in Andersen's original story.

But apparently, people really loved Disney's version, featuring the voice talents of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, and Santino Fontana. Frozen would become the highest-grossing animated film of all time, bringing in over $1.2 billion at the box office.

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That sum would eventually be bested by the sequel, and depending on who you ask Frozen II still holds that moniker — some consider 2019's The Lion King to hold the title, as even though it's considered "live-action" by Disney, the vast majority of the film was made with computer animation.

Beyond the sequel, the franchise has spawned a ride at EPCOT in Disney World (technically a reboot of the original Vikings attraction, but hey, it fits), a musical, and an entire land at Hong Kong Disneyland — and Christian Braun of the Denver Nuggets rocked the hell out of a Frozen backpack in his rookie season.

Did we mention the forthcoming third movie? Yeah, we didn't need to.

10 years on this franchise is set to continue steamrolling all who stand before it. And now the kids in your life have yet another excuse to rewatch this movie. Sorry about that.