Disney Frozen Characters: Olaf!

Olaf

Olaf, the lovable snowman from Frozen!

Hello everyone, it’s Saturday, and for today, we are going to take a look at many people’s favorite character from the Disney movie Frozen — Olaf, the snowman who loves warm hugs!

Many people, myself included, thought that he was a filler character, something that Disney felt it had to include in the movie because of some of the more somber moments.  However, I’ve got to say, after seeing the movie, Olaf was perfect in the role he was developed for, and there are many layers to that snowman!

When it comes to Olaf, so many different facets are wrapped up on that snow exterior, I think it is fun to examine him from the perspective of some of the great lines that Olaf had.  It all begins with one of his first memorable lines, which was spoken by Elsa in the beginning, but became Olaf’s montra as the movie progressed:

“Hi, I’m Olaf, and I like warm hugs.”

The beauty of Olaf is his childlike innocence, and how, at the heart of the matter, Olaf is the snowman with one of the biggest hearts in Arendelle.  It’s interesting to me how the original statement wasn’t made by Olaf, but was instead made by Elsa when Olaf was nothing other than just a snowman, yet when Olaf was recreated and came to life, that one line because his way of greeting people.  Obviously to me, at least, Elsa must have subconsciously put that quote in his mind, but we don’t know why or anything, and any conclusion we come to would just be speculation.

“Some people are worth melting for.”

Those powerful six words, found near the end of the movie, really struck home with me.  It is at that moment that Olaf tells all of us in the theater exactly what life is all about, that there are times in our lives when we choose to stand with someone regardless of the circumstances — it is at that moment in time that we realize that some people are worth melting for.  Who would you “melt” for in your life?  Let me know in the comments, and thanks!

Lastly, my friends, let’s take a look at Olaf and his imagination at what life will be like for him In Summer:

Thank you for stopping by today!  At this point we’ve looked at Elsa, Anna, and now Olaf.  Who is your favorite character, and who would you like to see me write about next from the movie?  Please let me know in the comments below, and thanks!  Now, go out there and make it a Disney Day everyone!

Do You Want To Build a Snowman?

Anna

The story of Anna in the Disney movie Frozen is, to me, one of love, fun, games, and then, sadness.  Once Anna was hurt by Elsa, all fun that Anna and Elsa had was immediately halted, and Anna grew up in a very lonely home.  Elsa did as well, of course, but we discussed her last week, so today, we are going to focus on Anna.

I absolutely love the way Disney worked all of the emotions into such a simple question “Do you want to build a snowman?”  In the beginning, that question signalled the start of fun for the girls.  Then, after the accident, that question was meant to illicit a return to the love they had when they were younger.  That continued until the day their parents died — and with that passing, instantly Anna and Elsa were thrown into the deep end of having to swim on their own.

Now, all of a sudden, the question “Do you want to build a snowman?” wasn’t about playing, or having fun, or anything like that.  Suddenly, in the blink of an eye, that question became about returning to the life they had before their parents died.  Suddenly, building a snowman was to return to the carefree days of their youth, about turning back the clock, the hands of time; building a snowman was about returning their parents to them.  That was, to me, the saddest part of the entire movie.

I think, in many ways, we all ask the question “Do you want to build a snowman?” of ourselves in times of sorrow; I know that when Cindy’s Uncle Bob passed away, some small part of me — the human side of me that wanted him back — wanted to build that snowman and bring Uncle Bob back, despite the fact that I knew he was in a far better place.

What life event have you had happen that you wanted to build a snowman and turn back the sands of time?  If you are comfortable sharing it, we would love to hear it.  Thank you for stopping by and reflecting with us on how we all try to build a snowman.