Full disclosure: Other than a few minutes I was subjected to over Thanksgiving, I've never seen "Frozen." But a lot of people have.
The film (which notably is now 15 months old) contributed to Wednesday's news that Disney beat Wall Street's quarterly profits estimates, with strong home entertainment and holiday toy sales, according to Reuters. And last week, the "Frozen" soundtrack sold more copies than albums by Nick Jonas, Luke Bryan, and Iggy Azalea did. Unsurprisingly, there's a sequel in the works. This is a juggernaut of a film.
Part of its draw is that it deviates from the traditional Disney princess storyline of a young woman being rescued by a knight in shining armor. Other hit films like the "Hunger Games" series and "Divergent," with female heroes, have also found success. But Nance says some of these films are unfair to men.
"The message is that we want to empower women But we don't have to empower women at the cost of tearing down men," she said.
Worth noting in all of this: Hollywood is already very male-dominated, with lots of male heroes in movies directed by male directors. Just look at the 2015 Oscar nominations.
Similar to Mike Huckabee going after Beyonce, this seems a curious choice of adversaries in the culture wars.