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NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press entertainer of the year isn't a singer or actor. It's an animated film -- and it opened before the end of last year.
If you have children, or you know someone who does, you might not be surprised to learn that "Frozen" was the choice of Associated Press members and subscribers. It won 12 votes, beating Taylor Swift with 8 and Matthew McConaughey and Jimmy Fallon, who were tied for third with 7 votes each.
"Frozen" has earned Disney more than $1.27 billion at the box office worldwide, becoming the most successful animated movie of all time. Its signature song, "Let It Go," won an Oscar, and a national touring live version on ice has been a huge draw.
The lines of girls wearing sparkly dresses waiting for a chance to see Elsa and Anna at Disneyland are staggering.
178-r-41-(Sound of of Idina Menzel (ih-DEE'-nah mehn-ZEHL'), singing "Let It Go" from "Frozen")--Sound of of Idina Menzel singing "Let It Go" from "Frozen," the AP's choice for Entertainer of the Year. (23 Dec 2014)
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180-a-03-(Sound of Josh Gad, in a scene from "Frozen")-"like warm hugs"-Sound of Josh Gad in a scene from "Frozen," the AP's choice for Entertainer of the Year. (23 Dec 2014)
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APPHOTO NYET999: This image provided by Disney shows a teenage Elsa the Snow Queen, voiced by Idina Menzel, in a scene from the animated feature "Frozen." Although the animated film opened late in 2013, the story of Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven easily outpaced other vote-getters like "Sherlock" star Benedict Cumberbatch, TV guru Shonda Rimes, musicians Beyonce and Pharrell Williams for entertainer of the year. "Frozen" has earned Disney more than $1.27 billion at the box office worldwide, becoming the most successful animated movie of all time. Its signature song "Let It Go" won an Oscar and a national touring live version on ice has been a huge draw. (AP Photo/Disney) (12 Aug 2013)
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