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Mother Questions if ‘Frozen’ Is Actually Child-Friendly

It seems safe to say that theĀ FrozenĀ films have become one of Disney’s most iconic projects in recent years. The adventures of Disney princess Elsa and Arendelle’s Queen Anna in their Norway home (including their discovery of true love) have become an iconic part of the Disney universe, and the power ballad sung by Elsa called “Let It Go” has become a huge sensation that is recognized by people from all age groups.

However, not everyone thinks thatĀ FrozenĀ is actually kid-friendly material — even though it is an animated Disney movie and children have flocked to Disney locations like the Norway Pavilion in the World Showcase at EPCOT to meet Elsa and Anna in person (or headed onto Disney Wish cruises to experience some brand-new FrozenĀ attractions).

A concerned mother recently questioned theĀ FrozenĀ film’s suitability for a four-year-old child, and asked other mothers in an online forum about their opinions regarding the Disney film.

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Queen Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell), Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel), Olaf (voiced by Josh Gad), Sven and Kristoff (voiced by Jonathan Groff). The actors’ performances are considered to be incredible performances, and they have all become Disney Legends. Credit: Disney

“Is it OK for my child to watch Frozen at the age of nearly 4? They listen to the music at nursery,” the concerned parent wrote.Ā 

“My daughter is quite sensitive, she loves the music but there are parts of Frozen where there are ā€˜baddiesā€™ and there are more scary parts,” the mother added. “But her nursery have introduced the music to her and it seems to be something which is very popular from this age, so Iā€™m curious about what other mums think.”

Negative online comments are becoming more and more prevalent on social media or online platforms, but fortunately for this worried mother andĀ FrozenĀ skeptic, other mothers answered in an understanding and open-minded manner overall.

Elsa and Anna in Frozen 2

Idina Menzel voices the Arendelle princess Elsa and Kristen Bell voices the Arendelle Queen, Queen Anna, in the Frozen II film. Credit: Disney

“Only you know your daughters sensitivity to things,” one parent wrote. “Have you watched on your own? Also sometimes kids surprise us. Try reading the story to her so it introduces the characters perhaps”.

Other mothers suggested that the parent showĀ FrozenĀ to their child and simply “switch it off” if the fight scenes or villains are disturbing to the point that “she gets worried.” Another parent pointed out that the scenes in FrozenĀ are not necessarily very different from the “elements of surprise” and mildly frightening situations that occur in lots of children’s books or television shows.

Elsa's ice palace in Frozen

Photo Credit: PlacesofFancy.com

Do you think thatĀ FrozenĀ is appropriate for young children? Which animated Disney movies have you found to be the most violent or frightening? Let us know on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

About Sharon

Sharon is a writer and animal lover from New England. Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures!