I used to hate Elsa, but now, I think I let the fandom dictate my opinion on her. Now, that the Frozen fandom has calmed down a bit, I don’t hate Elsa, in fact, I actually like. She’s not my favorite, and between the Frozen sisters, I prefer Anna, but I realize that I hated the fandom’s portrayal of her more than anything.
When I was 11, I used to act out scenes from the movie alone in my room, and that was honestly what made me realize I wanted to pursue musical theatre (fitting now, since it’s on Broadway!). Frozen is a huge part of me. Yes, it may be overrated, but I really love it, and I’ve learned not to care what people say about it.
“I’ve been on both sides of the “Frozen coin”. I think being surrounded by cynical college kids in animation school when it came out jaded me to it for a while. I strangely enough changed my mind when I went to work at The Disney Store. Seeing how loved it was by kids and adults alike and how friends would pass through belting “Let It Go” together made me feel a little silly and want to give it another shot. I will admit it has flaws, but I find that now in the shadow of how much I enjoy it.”
I’ve been watching animated shows and listening to songs to assist Spanish courses. The translated versions are hardly word for word, but I love how the songs use their lyrics while sticking to the theme. My favorite change so far is from the Frozen soundtrack. Instead of Let It Go, Elsa sings, “I am free”.