'Frozen' wins best animated film Golden Globe

LOS ANGELES, United States - Disney's musical fairy tale adaptation "Frozen" won the Golden Globe for best animated film on Sunday, beating "The Croods" and "Despicable Me 2."

The studio's 53rd feature-length film, released in the United States for the Thanksgiving holiday in November, is based on Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen" - even if it takes substantial liberties with plot and characters.

With a budget of US$150 million (S$189 million), it grossed over US$67 million to top the box office in its North America debut weekend, and returned to the top spot last week.

The movie brought to fruition a project which was on Walt Disney's wish list, 25 years after Disney's last Andersen adaptation, "The Little Mermaid."