Easter Eggs You Missed In Frozen 2

Easter Eggs You Missed In Frozen 2

There’s so much to look at and think about
in Disney’s long-awaited sequel that it’s easy to overlook the many jokes, references,
and shoutouts hidden throughout. Fortunately, we’re here to help you make sense
of it all with this look at some of the best and most memorable Easter eggs in Frozen II. It’s almost as obvious that Frozen II is a
Disney movie as it is obvious that it’s a movie about a queen with magical powers who
turns stuff into ice and belts out “Let it Go” to make herself feel better. Yes, the House of Mouse signed the paychecks
for all the animators and voice actors who worked very hard to make Frozen II a dazzling
cinematic experience, and the crew said thanks by dropping in a number of cute references
to Disney projects old and new. The film begins with a pre-Frozen flashback
to Anna and Elsa as kids. Although they live in a magical fairy tale
kingdom of yore, they do what kids of any time would do: play with dolls. But these dolls are made out of ice, courtesy
of Elsa’s magical powers. One of the figures is a little elephant with
a long trunk and oversized ears — Dumbo, in other words. A slightly hulking, rounded one is a dead
ringer for Baymax, the friendly robot from the 2015 Disney/Marvel hit Big Hero 6. There’s also one who looks like adorable monster
Totoro from My Neighbor Totoro, a 1988 Studio Ghibli film to which Disney controlled American
distribution rights. “Merchandising!” “Merchandising, what’s that?” “Merchandising!” Of course, the most recognizable character
in Disney’s long history is Mickey Mouse. Walt Disney’s first successful creation is
so recognizable and so popular that the silhouette of this high-voiced star of “Steamboat Willie”
is a linchpin of Disney’s iconography. Disney theme parks are full of “Hidden Mickeys”
— those three black circles that comprise the mouse’s head and big ears are real-life
Easter eggs to be found on the ground, walls, and inside rides. Just like Disneyland, Frozen II is sprinkled
with a few Mickeys. During a game of charades, Olaf cycles through
several poses, one of which involves placing coals on top of his head and one in his nose
region. The clue he’s acting out is “mouse,” and he
chose to look like Mickey. Later, when Elsa sings “Into the Unknown,”
she spins and leaves an ice circle in her wake. Very briefly, two circles appear atop that
circle, forming the well-known Mickey shape. Tons of Disney animated movies, including
Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Mulan, and Cinderella, are based on
folk tales, legends, and fairy tales. Frozen is based on The Snow Queen, a story
first published in Danish in 1844. The author, Hans Christian Andersen, also
wrote the source material for another Disney classic, The Little Mermaid. He laid the narrative groundwork for Frozen,
but Frozen II was created entirely by modern-day screenwriters imagining new adventures for
the characters inspired by Andersen’s. The author’s presence is still felt in Frozen
II, however, as an affectionate passing reference. Toward the end of the movie, audiences see
a flashback to when Elsa and Anna’s parents — Iduna and Agnarr — were children. Iduna runs over to Agnarr and inquires about
the book in which he’s happily engrossed. He explains it’s “a new Danish author.” He means Hans Christen Anderson. Pixar is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Disney,
so Disney distributes Pixar films such as Toy Story, Cars, and Newt. Oh, you haven’t heard of Newt? That’s because it’s a long-lost, unfinished
project. Announced in 2008, Newt was about the world’s
last male and female blue-footed newts that must breed to save their species, only they
don’t get along. Pixar had no choice but to cancel the film
— Fox’s 2011 release Rio hit theaters first, with virtually the same plot as Newt, except
it was about macaws. Frozen II just may have paid homage to this
forgotten obscurity. One of the cutest new characters introduced
in the film is a big-eyed magical salamander named Bruni who can spread fire the way Elsa
spreads ice. He bears more than a strong resemblance to
the newts introduced in the concept art of the ill-fated Newt. The original Frozen was a massive hit. Upon its release in 2013, it earned $1.2 billion
at the box office. And it’s full of memorable songs — “Do You
Want to Build a Snowman” and the Oscar-winning “Let It Go” especially — so adapting Frozen
into a Broadway musical, like The Lion King and Aladdin before it, was a no-brainer for
Disney. The live version of Frozen opened in 2018
and earned three major Tony Award nominations, including one for Best Musical. Co-starring in the challenging role of conflicted,
heartbroken young Anna in that production: actress Mattea Conforti. When Frozen II producers put its cast together,
they brought Conforti on board. In a subtle Easter egg that only the most
hardcore of Frozen franchise fans were likely to notice, the former young Anna gave voice
to young Elsa in Frozen II. Apart from Elsa and Anna’s epic quest, Frozen
II also finds Kristoff wrestling with his romantic situation. His relationship with Anna is seemingly so
solid that he wants to propose marriage, but every time he gets a chance to pop the question,
he messes it up. Before long, he wonders if he and his love
are drifting apart, and he expresses these feelings in a big musical number called “Lost
in the Woods.” It’s performed in the style of a 1980s power
ballad, and the sequence makes use of the kinds of things one would see in a vintage
’80s music video. Kristoff voice actor Jonathan Groff explained: “It’s sort of for the adults. It’s a joke for the adults. The little kids don’t really get it.” “Were you living your best animated life doing
that?” “I was living my best animated life.” There’s also one very specific reference to
a well-known video from the 1970s. The face of Kristoff, partially shadowed against
a black screen, appears in the bottom of the screen, while three reindeer, singing backup,
show up in the top half. It’s a visual straight out of Queen’s “Bohemian
Rhapsody.” Frozen II is surprisingly dark and emotionally
raw for a Disney cartoon aimed at grade-school-age kids. It finds Elsa and Anna coming to terms with
their family’s history and legacy, while Olaf the goofy snowman seems to be going through
an existential crisis brought about by aging and being able to live in environments other
than snow. When Elsa heads out into the Enchanted Forest
to find the source of a creepy voice only she can hear, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf come
along, too. For a few moments, Frozen II turns into a
road movie, with the gang piling into a reindeer-drawn cart. Olaf tries to help pass the time and entertain
his friends by reciting a seemingly endless litany of fun facts of varying levels of truth. He’s having so much fun he doesn’t care if
anybody wants to hear them or not. This whole sequence is a pretty faithful re-creation
of the famous scene from the 1996 dramedy Jerry Maguire, in which Jerry and Dorothy
patiently listen to Dorothy’s son recite trivia bits like, “Jerry, Did you know the human head weighs
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  1. Is it just me that when I saw the shipwreck scene in frozen 2, I immediately thought of a scene in Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure. The shipwreck that tinkerbell visited in the movie was said to be "the ship that sunk but never sank" and it even looks eerily similar to the ship in Frozen 2.

  2. I actually appreciate whoever it was that did the voice and opinions in this video… thank you so much for not sounding like a know it all… keep that tone!. We need more of that! It felt humble and actually giving off additional information.

  3. One day people from the future will probably read this comment.. Frozen 2 will be seen everywhere already and it won't seem new anymore. And I'll just look back at this comment and I'll want my past back.??

  4. before i watch this: i remember seeing a baymax made out of snow in the beginning when anna and elsa were playing as kids in their bedroom

  5. I felt like they probably snuck in a Wicked reference, unless it’s just me. Anna said to Elsa about Good Deeds, which reminded me of Wicked’s song “No Good Deed”. Not to mention Elsa is voiced by the first Elphaba: Idina Menzal

  6. okay maybe it was so obvious it didn’t need to be mentioned but the “strange voice” that Elsa hears is the same song they used for Sleeping Beauty when Aurora is lead to the spinning wheel

  7. NGL, I'm kinda mad Frozen II didn't have Hans. The only thing I wanted in this film was him getting a redemption arc, and we didn't even get to see him.

  8. I thought I was the only person that saw the baymax snow figure and I told my auntie and she didnt notice it but I did but I thought I was seeing things turns out nopeee

  9. This movie was aimed at teens since the original frozen came out in 2013, and those kids who made up the original audience, are now, guess what, teenagers. So, of course, it was darker.

  10. You missed the avengers infinity war Easter egg when olaf dusted away (the scene when spiderman falls into iron man's arms saying don't wanna go)

  11. My wife and I were listening to "glory of live by Chicago (the karate kid song), before the movie. We started laughing when kristoff started singing becAuse it was such a tribute to those by gone eras of epic love balds. The three singing reindeer heads sealed the deal! For sure epic. Yes olafs journey facts were Hilario and true! Some turtles breath out of their bits and wombats have cube poop??

  12. When I heard Kristof's song it gave me videoke vibes that older folks would sing (since filipinos love videoke) ? It gave me flashbacks where it annoyed me at night cause they were just singing like that and I was trying to sleep

  13. Am i the only one who heard olaf say “the things we do for love” which is a straight up GoT reference. Another one would be how the reindeers ran in a circle after being freed from the mist, the same way as that of the horses in the Battle of Bastards.

  14. I KNEW IT. There was something about Kristoff's song, i was very fond of old songs and it seemed familiar, i knew it from the instrumental but i didn't notice the Bohemian easter egg. ://

  15. When the sound of electric guitar rippled through I SWORE I STARTED LAUGHING SO HARD IN THE CINEMAS becos it felt so 80s. Good thing they included stuff for "grown-ups" every now and then.

  16. Kristoff's "Lost in the Woods" was extremely out of place with the rest of the movie's music… And it went on for WAY TOO long…

  17. I haven't heard anyone mention this yet, but in Anna and Elsa's parents' ship, there was a shattered mirror. Almost EXACTLY the same as Mother Gothel's mirror from Tangled!!!!

  18. Here is missing one when Elsa is giving the dolls to the kids at the end she created a ship with telescope, the girl that received it seems like Edith or Riley both are Disney characters.

  19. While the look of Bruni may have been an homage to the unfinished Newt project, Bruni the salamander, is a mythological Norse creature, in the same realm as all 3 of the other "spirits". The most traditional example is of course the Water Nokk, but the Earth Giants and "Gale", all come from Norse mythology. All the way down to the symbols they used to represent the 4 elements. I really loved how thoughtful and inclusive the film was, in keeping to the Norse roots of what they created. Even Ahtohallan, is straight out of Norse mythology. ^.^

  20. Does anyone else think that the salamander is a reference to Fahrenheit 451? The firemen wear a salamanders on their uniforms and there is also that bit about the salamander and the hearth.

  21. To be honest, when the first movie came out, I always thought that the movie would’ve work better with Queen songs because I have a habit where I play music over a scene of a movie or TV Show that I think should’ve work. But looking back now, it doesn’t fit at all. But I like it how they referenced the pose from the Bohemian Rhapsody music video for the sequel.

  22. Did anyone else notice the Roman numerals written on the top right corner of the map found on their parrents' ship?? They looked like they could be a year, giving us a clue about when the movie is set.

  23. You forgot to mention the moment when Olaf disintegrated in Anna's arms is quite similar to Spider-Man's death in "Avengers: Infinity War".

  24. I feel when Elsa went to that beach looking place the first rock she got onto it kinda looked liked the rock Ariel sat on / put her hands on
    In the little mermaid

  25. My brother and I were LOAO during lost in the woods cause we are obsessed with old songs (he’s 13 I’m 11)

  26. the into the unknown song when it does the third highest “into the unknown” is the same tune as the voice that was calling to elsa. i think that disney was foreshadowing that elsa was calling to herself, meaning that elsa is the center of the forces.

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