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Frozen

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Chelsey George

on 18 March 2014

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Transcript of Frozen

The Film
Released November 2013

Starring: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff & Josh Gad

Story and Directed By: Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck

Music By: Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez

53rd Animated Disney Classic and an award winner!
Folklore & Fairytale Disney's
Frozen

Beginning of career - adapting fairy tales

Disney redefined fairy tales -- established a model that has been repeated and that most people recognize as fairytale.

Frozen
is a Disney film that somewhat challenges these notions
Hans Christian Andersen &
The Snow Queen
Born in Denmark in 1805

Best known for his fairy tales

The Snow Queen
- one of his longest works and considered by many one of his best.
Connections Between
Frozen
and
The Snow Queen
Hans Christian
Andersen's
The Snow Queen
Norwegian Folklore & Tradition
Norway
Walt Disney
Snow Queen = bringer of winter
Heart turning to ice
Power to save with "love" or purity of heart
Character Names (Hans, Kristoff, Anna, Sven)
Landscape
Geiranger Fjord, Norway
Arendelle -->
Rosemåling
Decorative painting, form of folk art

Patterned and contains floral elements
Norwegian Folklore:
TROLLS
Why So
Progressive?
Elsa
FROZEN
Quest Narrative
Opens with the description of a magic mirror
Trolls: traditionally dwell in rocks, mountains, caves
Bothersome, dangerous to humans
Icelandic Folklore:
According to Benedikz trolls are
true to their word
Frozen
: trolls are a source of knowledge, wisdom and guidance
lover of humans and will do them a kindness
New focus of the idea of "true love" -- sisters (family)
Anna's character: clumsy, awkward, hardy, strong-willed, goes for what she wants
Folk and fairy tales as tools to help adolescents move from childhood to adulthood

Huge aspect of
Frozen
= Elsa's character development

More relevant for today because she grows up, accepts and becomes who she is on her own

This coming of age aspect is more similar to the idea of a folktale being a tool for growing up
Snow Queen inspired by Norse and Germanic folklore

Story of a young boy (Kai) and a young girl (Gerda)
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