As you will likely know Frozen is a highly successful and beloved series of animated movies produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. The franchise is known for its musical elements, memorable characters, and themes of love, family, and self-discovery.
‘It Feels Hypocritical‘
Indina Menzel said the film Frozen changed her life in so many ways. She said: “The film’s messaging resonated with young audiences. Through my character Elsa, I was thrown into being a role model for empowerment and self-esteem. I wanted to embrace that responsibility, while still having my own lessons to learn in my life. That has been something I love but also wrestle with.”
“When you’re singing “Let It Go” or even “Defying Gravity” in Wicked and you’re a woman that sometimes feels depressed or insecure about your own life, it feels hypocritical,” Menzel added.
“I’ve wanted to make sure people understand that we all struggle, that you can’t always rise above – there are going to be days where it’s going to be really hard.”
Frozen films – Spoilers alert
Frozen (2013): The first film, simply titled “Frozen,” was released in 2013. It tells the story of two royal sisters, Elsa and Anna, in the fictional kingdom of Arendelle. Elsa has magical ice powers, which she struggles to control. The film’s most famous song, “Let It Go,” became a global hit. “Frozen” received critical acclaim and won two Academy Awards.
Frozen Fever (2015): This is a short animated film that was released in 2015. It takes place after the events of the first film and features Elsa trying to plan a birthday party for Anna while dealing with a cold she has caught.
Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (2017): Another short film released in 2017, this one centers around the character Olaf the snowman as he goes on a quest to find holiday traditions for Anna and Elsa.
Frozen II (2019): The highly anticipated sequel, “Frozen II,” was released in 2019. It explores the origins of Elsa’s powers and takes the characters on a journey into an enchanted forest. The film introduced new songs and expanded the lore of the “Frozen” universe.
Additionally, the franchise has extended beyond films to include merchandise, theme park attractions, and a Broadway musical adaptation. The characters Elsa, Anna, Olaf, and Kristoff have become iconic figures in Disney’s pantheon of animated characters.