Disney’s Frozen is a fantastic movie about the power of true love. It also has a series of amazing songs. From the enthusiastic "First Time In Forever" to the touching "Do You Want To Build A Snowman" to the hilarious "Fixer Upper" and "Reindeers Are Better Than People", the songs never feel tacked on. They are a part of the plot and advance the story as much as the non-sung dialog does. They also can help teach some valuable lessons.
(Warning: I’m going to discuss some plot points in the movie. I’ll try to keep the spoilers to a minimum, though. If you haven’t seen the movie, go and see it now.)
"Let It Go"
Elsa has lived for years afraid that people would find out about her magic powers. She’s repressed them and hidden them away. However, once her powers were uncovered and she fled into a self-imposed exile, she found the experience freeing.
The lesson here is that fear can imprison us. We can get so wrapped up in the fear of what other people will think of us that we put on an "other people friendly" mask to hide our true selves. It can be very freeing to stop caring what other people think and just do what makes you happy.
I learned this lesson a long time ago. There is a small group of people whose opinion I value. Beyond that, I’m not going to stop doing something that I enjoy just because some stranger or acquaintance might think that I’m odd for liking that.
Anna and Kristoff have just met Olaf. He’s a nice fellow who likes warm hugs. Of course, he’s no ordinary person. He’s a snowman (brought to life thanks to Anna’s sister’s magic). Olaf dreams of experiencing summer. Despite his lack of experience with warm things (and they tend to do to snow), he holds on to his dream of one day experiencing summer.
Olaf teaches us to follow our dreams. Other people might tell us that we’re crazy or that we’re destined to fail horribly. Maybe they are right and maybe they aren’t. If we don’t try, though, we will definitely fail. So ignore the naysayers and keep pursuing your dreams.
If you haven’t already seen Frozen, go to the movies and see it as soon as possible. It’s a wonderful movie, right up there with the Disney classics. I’m also not surprised that Frozen is going to be a Broadway show. This movie is destined to be a Disney classic.
NOTE: I’ve worked with Disney in the past, but I received no compensation for this post. I just wanted to share some lessons that I saw within the songs in Frozen.