Disney’s Frozen, AKA best movie ever, came out two years ago today!! WHOA!! I can’t believe how quickly time has passed. It seems like just a month ago I was that senior in high school who was more excited about the new Disney princesses than she was about graduation.
No really… That was me…
I was (and still am) a complete Frozen fan girl. But when I was a junior and senior in high school, I loved to peruse Pinterest in search for the latest Disney trivia… thus building my Disney board which is by far my most popular Pinterest board.
So as I was scrolling through my feed one day junior year, I saw a link to a YouTube video.That YouTube video explained the concept for the next Disney princess. Now, I love Tangled. I saw Tangled more than 28 times the year it came out. So when I found out that Disney was making a new princess movie, I was thrilled.
I began to search for everything Frozen on Pinterest. I saw the concept art for Anna and Elsa. I searched for interviews.
I found out the casting and was BEYOND EXCITED when I discovered Idina Menzel was going to voice Elsa. I love Wicked so much, and I love listening to its soundtrack. So I would listen to songs like “Defying Gravity” or “The Wizard and I” and picture the concept art of Elsa with Elphaba’s voice coming from it.
Then I found out Kristin Bell was going to be Anna. You Again is one of my favorite chick flicks so I was happy she was going to be in a Disney movie too.
Then a list of the song names appeared. With a summary of what each song would be like. And eventually the soundtrack was available for pre-order on iTunes. I listened to the previews of the songs again and again.
Then “In Summer” appeared on YouTube… and I watched it three times in a row, laughing each time. “Winter’s a good time to stay in and cuddle, but put me in Summer and I’ll be a… HAPPY SNOWMAN!!” Bahahaha!!!
The Friday before Frozen was released, I remember finding the Demi Lovato cover of “Let it Go.” I listened to it on YouTube on repeat and tried to imagine where it would fit into the movie.
Finally, the big day arrived. November 27, 2013.
My family and I went on vacation to Branson, Missouri that Thanksgiving break. On November 26th I convinced them that it would be an excellent idea for us to wake up at 4 in the morning to drive back to our town in Texas so I could see Frozen on the day of it’s release.
Eventually they agreed, and I last minute texted my youth group to see if anyone would want to comewith.
So on November 27, 2013 my dear father drove my family back to Texas, after waking up at 4 in the morning. The rest of us most definitely slept the whole way back. When we got back to our house, my brother and I jumped into my car and we drove immediately to the mall to meet up with our friends.
We bought our tickets and watched the movie.
And I fell in love.
I saw Frozen two more times that week. Once was with my extended family when we celebrated Thanksgiving. The other time was with a few other seniors and almost all of the 7th grade girls from our Bible study.
Each time I saw Frozen I analysed the music, trying to figure out which songs I wanted to buy on iTunes. Finally I gave up and bought them all. I also tried to figure out if I liked Anna or Elsa better.
The whole time leading up to its release, I was super excited that there would be another red haired princess. But as I watched the movie, I felt drawn towards Elsa.
And so here’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for…
Why I love Frozen so much:
I’m 99% positive I was depressed my junior year of high school (I’m not completely positive because I was never diagnosed with depression, but I never wanted to be tested for it because I didn’t want to admit something was wrong with me).
But something was wrong. I would cry myself to sleep all the time. I would leave class to go to the bathroom and cry.
And I had the “Happy Kara” act down to a T. I would wash my face, come out, plaster on a smile, and pretend to be happy.
One time that year a guy in my class made a comment like “You’re always so happy all the time.” and I just sat there thinking If you only knew.
By the time Frozen came out a year later, I had recovered. But when I saw it, I completely related to Elsa. Conceal, don’t feel, don’t let it show- that was me. I sat there, watching Elsa struggle with depression, and I was moved.
Every time I watch or hear “Let it go,” my heart beats faster and I get chills. I feel Elsa’s determination to break out of her shell to the core of my heart.
And I know this song is completely over played. I know. -_-
Sometimes I wish it would become less popular so I could love it in peace, LOL.
But you got to admit, it is an amazing and powerful song.
Love will thaw a frozen heart.
That’s the core lesson Frozen presents, and it’s a lesson I’ve found true in my own life.
Elsa was able to conquer her frozen heart and learn to control her ice powers with the help of her sister’s love.
I was able to overcome a frozen and grieving heart with the help of Jesus’ love.
Anna sacrificed herself for Elsa.
Jesus sacrificed himself for you and me.
Love will thaw.
So now y’all know why I love Frozen so much :) Sure the music is astounding and the animation is beautiful and the humor is fantastic… but I love Frozen the most because it reminds me that Jesus’ love will thaw my hurting heart.
Now I’m off to watch this movie in honor of it’s two year birthday :)