After years of seeing diversity becoming increasingly prominent in children’s movies, it’s nice to see Disney taking a stand and making their Frozen heroine white, blond and thin. Finally all the white, blonde and thin children will be able to identify with a movie character. And in case you’re worried that Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell) will be the classic token thin, white character in the movie, Disney made the daring the move to throw in another one. She’s a snow queen named Elsa (voiced be Idina Menzel) who’s powerful enough to freeze the entire kingdom. Oh and twist, she’s Anna’s sister — so she also has a large part in the movie.
You see the two of them haven’t seen each other in ages because Elsa almost killed Anna when they were kids due to some Dumbledore-family-style shenanigans — and she therefore banished herself to the mountains until she could learn how to not kill people she loves. It’s a metaphor for your crazy cousin who stopped coming to Thanksgiving after she called your father a communist racist and threw an entire turkey at him in ’07.
And fear not mothers of good-looking boys who are also looking for a character that their sons can relate to in the theater! I’d like to take the time now to introduce you to Kristoff and Hans! Kristoff (voiced by Jonathan Groff) is a mountain man. Real hurly-burly and shit. Hans (voiced by Santino Fontana), on the other hand, lives in another kingdom…and certainly dresses like it. This is a guy who’s never walked into a Men’s Warehouse that he didn’t like. So we have all the bases covered when it comes to the two different types of men in the world. You know, the athletic guys and the well-dressed guys.
So yeah, this movie’s certainly a step in the right direction. Hopefully it does well enough in theaters to prove that there’s a place for thin, white heroines on the big screen. Sorry Merida, looks like you’ll have to take your progressive red curls elsewhere.