Disney’s Frozen phenom: Letting it Go!

Disney’s Frozen phenom: Letting it go! by Linda Ross



The Disney movie Frozen is popular with children and adults alike.  The movie theme song “Let it go” is so popular it has been recorded and sung in many languages by men, women and children.  Linda Ross, a colleague of mine, shares her spiritual insight on possible reasons for its enormous success.  Here is Linda . . .

I may be the last to know, but I was puzzled during a recent visit with our 2 1/2 year old granddaughter by a new behavior – she repeatedly twirled around as she belted out enthusiastically, “Let it go, let it go, let it go!”. Her mom sighed, told us she was singing the theme song from the movie Frozen and said that it had become REALLY big.  We then checked in with another daughter who quickly agreed and said our 5 year old grandson can suddenly, unbidden, break into the movie’s dialogue. Every boy she knows loves Frozen even though its heroines are female and its handsome prince is a jerk.

Turns out, Frozen is the highest grossing animated film of all time – with over 1 billion in box office receipts from around the world.  This includes “Let it go” being recorded in over 40 languages. A Broadway musical is in development. Countless YouTube covers have spawned millions of views – my favorite being one of a group of Marines singing along with gusto while watching the film.

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