PBS Idea Channel host Mike Rugnetta explores why people are so infatuated with Disney’s animated film Frozen. Rugnetta argues that it’s at least partly because the film itself is a critique.
What to say about Frozen that hasn’t been said… well let’s get meta and talk about the fact that so much has been said about Frozen!! Seriously, people LOVE analyzing and critiquing this movie. It’s inspired dozens of think-pieces, covering everything from its portrayal of gender roles, to cultural appropriation, to the definition of true love. Frozen, and its complexity, has touched something in viewers. Could it be its morphing of traditional fairy tale tropes?