Six years ago, Frozen became an unexpected runaway hit, shattering box office records to gross $1.27 billion worldwide.
And today, the winner of Oscar's best animated feature is still the highest-grossing animated film of all time in the world box office charts.
When I went to watch Frozen II on Saturday afternoon, I was stunned to see groups of young girls all wearing Queen Elsa's blue skirts with their little faces full of excitement.
I took out my cellphone and tried to take a glimpse of the film's latest box office. Then I was more surprised to find that some mothers in my son's class were discussing on WeChat about organizing a group of children to watch the film together.
For most parents, especially those who have daughters, the latest Disney film led by two beautiful princesses has a charm that's hard to resist.
If you have yet to watch the film, you may be interested in reviews of the movie by foreign media outlets.
Hollywood Reporter says: "Frozen II has everything you would expect — catchy new songs, more time with easy-to-like characters, striking backdrops, cute little jokes, a voyage of discovery plot and female empowerment galore — except the unexpected."
The Wall Street Journal writes: "Franchises don't lend themselves to startling innovation. Or even freshness. They feed off their own formulas. Frozen II — the sequel to one of Disney's most successful excursions into animated musicals, bowdlerized fairy tales and Broadway spinoffs — is everything that the hardcore fan will want. It will delight many. It won't surprise any."
In its review, The New York Times looks back on Disney's princess stories to find the continuity: "In Frozen, Anna found true love with Kristoff, but mostly she and Elsa found each other. It was a promising change of genre pace, particularly given that Disney has long drawn from classic fairy tales (its first animated feature was Snow White), which it has struggled to recalibrate for changing gender norms."