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A few weeks ago, I took my daughter to a sneak preview of Disney’s new animated feature film, “Frozen.” Over the last 12 months, she and I have discussed in excruciating detail the alternating merits of Ariel, Rapunzel, Merida and the rest of the great Princess pantheon. I thought taking her to the movie might just give us some new conversation fodder. So we bundled up in our scarves, gloves and jackets, and headed for the movieplex, off to my 3-year-old daughter’s first big-screen adventure. As we settled into our stadium seats, we ripped open plastic pouches and put our glasses on. “Frozen,” like many new features these days, was produced entirely in 3-D. The movie was enjoyable enough. Funny at times, moving in other places. But what really got my attention was the short film that played before the feature. It was an 85th anniversary tribute to Mickey Mouse that skillfully and hilariously played with and broke down the “walls” between dimensions. It wa...