Published On Nov 23, 2019
Like its predecessor, the long-awaited Frozen 2 is ostensibly a movie for children, but lots of grown-ups are watching it. If anything, Frozen 2 doubles down on bits that seem aimed squarely at adults. Here's a look at just a few of the most memorable.
The first Frozen film received a fair amount of criticism for its lack of diversity. The movie's main cast and most, if not all, background characters were white. Defenders of the film cited the apparent setting of medieval Scandinavia as the reason for the whiteness, but that excuse didn't really hold water, as the film's setting of Arendelle is a fictional kingdom and Scandinavia is never mentioned. But Disney was clearly paying attention to the controversy, as Frozen 2 is certainly more diverse.
For starters, there is now a prominent black character. Lt. Mattias, voiced by Sterling K. Brown, is an Arendellian soldier who shows up early in the film and goes on to appear pretty consistently throughout. Then there are the Northuldra, a clan of indigenous people who live in an enchanted forest and are pretty central to Frozen 2's story. They're based on the real-life Sámi people from Scandinavia, and Disney worked with Sámi groups in developing these characters. Kids aren't likely to notice the effort that went into increasing Frozen 2's diversity, but adults will.
Watch the video for more about things only adults noticed in Frozen 2!
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An inclusive Arendelle | 0:15
Grown-up time | 1:13
That's cold | 2:27
War never changes | 3:48
To thine own self be true | 4:49