“Frozen Fever”: Has Frozen gone too far?

After a box office tally of more than $1.27 billion (including $873 million internationally) it is no exaggeration to say that Frozen has taken the world by storm. Critics praised it as a “return to Disney’s prime” and viewers everywhere loved its “revolutionary” theme of female empowerment.

This is where I disagree. Plenty of previous Disney movies have featured strong female leads such as titular heroine Mulan, Rapunzel from Tangled, and Merida in Brave who didn’t require men to come and save them. Frozen‘s so-called independent and strong main character, Elsa, was simply a recluse terrified of her own power. She ran away from home in an effort to “save the ones that she loved”. Likewise, her sister Anna would have been dead ten times over trying to get up the mountain if it wasn’t for the strong and manly ice farmer, Kristoff. When you take a closer glimpse at the actual plot, these “strong female leads” don’t really seem that strong, do they?

Brace yourselves. A new digital short, "Frozen Fever", is coming this spring.
 Brace yourselves. A new digital short, “Frozen Fever”, is coming this spring.


Nonetheless, The film’s creative team won numerous awards including Best Animated Feature of the Year and Best Achievement in Music for the song “Let it Go”. But really, let it go. This past Wednesday, the studio announced that the movie will be coming out with a new short this spring entitled “Frozen Fever”. There are so many other movies that deserve a sequel and in my opinion, this is not one of them. Its barely been a year, at least let it simmer.