Disney's Frozen: Inspired by Norway - Vikingess Voyages

Friday, February 28, 2014

Disney's Frozen: Inspired by Norway

You've probably already watched (or at least heard about) Disney's latest movie Frozen. But did you know that a Disney delegation travelled all the way to Norway to get inspiration for the film.?

As stated by the movie's art director Mike Giaimo, “Norway offered a cultural backdrop we’d never explored before and we thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be great to blend its dramatic environment, architecture and folk costume aesthetic?’ It feels like a world from a classic Disney film, but it’s completely new.”

Here are some ways that Frozen was inspired by Norway:
-The characters in the movie have traditional Scandinavian names such as Hans, Anna and Olaf
-The name of the kingdom 'Arendelle' is based on the name of the Norwegian town Arendal
-The clothes featured in the movie are inspired by the Norwegian folk costume called bunad
-In addition, you can also see the northern lights (aurora borealis), trolls, stave churches and the characteristic Norwegian fjord landscape.

The Frozen Kingdom of Arendelle
On a side note: Here is the song "Let it go" performed in 25 different languages. It is really impressive how they have used voice actresses that sound almost completely the same! I simply love this video.. And my favorite version of the song is.. Surprise, surprise.. The Japanese one. 少しも寒くないわ!v(-_^)

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