It seems safe to say that the Frozen 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 that Frozen 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 Frozen attractions).
A concerned mother recently questioned the Frozen film’s suitability for a four-year-old child, and asked other mothers in an online forum about their opinions regarding the Disney film.
“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.
“My daughter is quite sensitive, she loves the music but there are parts of Frozen where there are ‘baddies’ 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 I’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 and Frozen skeptic, other mothers answered in an understanding and open-minded manner overall.
“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 show Frozen 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 Frozen 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.
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