Frozen has been a global smash hit for Disney, especially in Japan, where the film's title is Anna and the Snow Queen. Japan knows how to make cool toys, and put a new twist on the movie's merchandise.
Let's be blunt, the merchandise in Japan (made by companies like Takara/Tomy) is insanely cute, especially for Olaf the Snowman.
This a snowman that is easy to hug.
Anime backpack Olaf has got your back!
Olaf will keep your drinks cold inside his boneless body.
Like Elsa, you can give life to Olaf (in puppet form).
This snowman won't give you frostbitten hands.
Anime Anna is just as friendly as her computer animated American counterpart.
Anna is eager to flee the palace and have fun with you.
When this Elsa grabs on to your keys or cell phone, she won't Let It Go.
Elsa is the warmest Ice Princess you'll ever meet.
Here is a very different Anime Elsa, on a stylish cloth bag.
This stunning artwork makes me wonder if we'll ever see a hand-drawn animated Japanese Snow Queen series from Disney (I really hope so!). Hey, it happened for Lilo and Stitch!