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The living Olaf is made by Elsa while she's fleeing from Arendelle to North mountain (I think during the song, not sure). He has nothing to do with the regular snowman Olaf they made as kids. So there weren't any summers to survive.


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There is no official word from Disney, but I can say these two things for facts: Elsa is a Queen. So, making her a Princess would be almost impossible. Elsa and Anna represent 25% of all Disney merchandising sales. Twenty five percent. Keeping them separate from all other Disney Princesses is probably the best move financially.


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Being a Disney Princess is not just a matter of being a princess from a Disney property, it's a question of marketing. The collection of Disney Princesses is used together in other materials, things like direct-to-video releases, books, games, etc. There's an article on a Disney Wikia that has some more details, but that's the gist of it. Frozen was such a ...


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There were no summers before he met Anna. Olaf is created when Elsa sings "Let it go" as shown in the picture below. After Elsa runs away, Anna immediately starts looking for her. Besides being her sister and caring for her, Anna also sees how Elsa's magic has frozen Arendelle in summer and believes that they need her to bring it back. From that point in ...


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When Hans tells all his plans to Anna, she is on the verge of death. Only true love's kiss will save her. He leans in to kiss her then tells her the horrible truth - he is only interested in the throne. Following this, he divulges his whole plan as she will be dead soon and it won't matter (and, of course, as it fills the audience in). He leaves her and ...


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Prince Hans' main motive is to become King of Arendelle. To do that, two things must happen first: He has to marry Princess Anna ('As heir, Elsa was preferable, of course, but no one was getting anywhere with her.' So he turned to Anna). Queen Elsa has to die. After Elsa flees Arendelle and Anna follows her Hans' plans are put on hold. Both Elsa and Anna ...


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Evidently the language is Norse, possibly an older dialect (the source I have on that doesn't seem very reliable to me). As noted in the comments bellow, when plugged into Google Translate, the detected language is Icelandic. Unless someone familiar with either language can confirm for sure, this is about the best I can find at the moment. The line from ...


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Jinx is also a children's game, when 2 people say the same thing at the same time: When I was in school, if two people said the same thing at the same time you hurried to say "jinx" first - whoever lost wasn't supposed to talk until someone said their name. A bystander could also say it, and both of the people involved would be caught. I learned from a ...


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After the incident with Anna, her parents were scared of her powers going out of control and hurting someone. The troll king warned them of dire consequences if Elsa doesn't learn to control her powers: "Listen to me, Elsa, your power will only grow. There is beauty in it. But also great danger. You must learn to control it. Fear will be your enemy." Her ...


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Hair darkens with age, so light/blonde hair is associated with youth. This is why it is seen as attractive on women, due to evolution she is seen as younger, therefore more fertile and healthier. Whereas men seem more 'manly' if they are older and wiser (more able to provide and protect). I'm sure you've heard about the whole generic "tall, dark and ...


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The Troll King remembered, as he said that he could not heal Anna as he did before. Kristoff didn't indicate that he remembered Anna specifically, but he knew that the trolls could heal the type of injury that she had, as he told Anna, because he had seen it done before. He most likely put two and two together, since very few people have sisters with that ...


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I've found no references about this anywhere online, so I'm going to say no, they are not (deliberate) references. There are plenty of Easter Eggs that Disney, and Pixar in particular, are famous for. For an example of these, see this link. However, no member of the production team for any of these films has made any comment about observations like yours, ...


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Alan Tudyk confirms this In a red carpet interview for Zootopia he addresses this directly.


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Elsa had no long term plan. She spent the latter half of her childhood and all of her teen years as a pariah due to her powers. Her parents died leaving her unequipped to deal with the responsibility of a kingdom. The first time they had opened the gates to the castle in nearly a decade, and snow hits the fan pretty much immediately. Elsa freaks out and ...


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It's unknown. But unofficially, Frozen director Jennifer Lee has confirmed that Kristoff is an orphan in this tweet; this was elaborated upon in interviews: One of Heather’s readers asked about Kristoff, and Jennifer Lee was excited to tell his story. Kristoff was an orphan and wild child that just couldn’t be tied down to the orphanage. He loved sneaking ...


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I got the impression that the trolls remembered Anna due their mystical 'all-seeing' nature. However, Kristoff didn't remember her. I think his witnessing of the healing from the early scene in the film was purely for our benefit - we saw the event happen through his eyes. In a way, Kristoff was the audience's eyes and ears in the film.


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This may not be a serious line. There are few if any reasons why the writers of the movie would create a culture opposed to blondness - and nothing about real myths, legends etc of trolls points to an opposition to a certain hair color. Tou can therefore assume that either A) It's a joke for the audience, or B) It's just the trolls poking fun at Kristoff ...


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From a 2015 interview by Drew Taylor with directors / writers Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck: Question: Can you talk about developing the look of "Frozen Fever"? It's kind of fun to see the kingdom with a springier color scheme. Chris Buck: We got a lot of our team back together to do the film, so our art director was back and we gave it that "Frozen" ...


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I don't know of any cannon answer either. My interpretation was the "act of true love" needed to be performed by Anna or possibly Elsa. We know an action by Anna can break the spell because that is demonstrated in the movie. We also know that Elsa can use love to melt all the ice from the storm she created, so she probably can melt the ice she placed (...


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Anna and Elsa created a (regular, non-magical, inanimate) snowman when they were children, and named it Olaf. However, after Elsa accidentally hurts Anna using her powers, she tries to hold back her powers and avoid Anna. Later, during a time of extreme stress, Elsa's powers got out of control, freezing Arrendele. Elsa sings the song "Let It Go", which has ...


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There doesn't appear to be any foreboding in the scene. Multiple interviews show that the purpose of the song was to both display a quirky, fun Disney princess and showcase Kristen Bell's "modern. funny girl sensibility" (to quote from the second article). Consider this segment of an interview with Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the songwriters, ...


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Princess Anna wouldn't likely have agreed to marry Hans if the detail he was in charge of resulted in Elsa's death, even though he himself didn't cause it. When Anna requests a "true love's kiss" from Hans and, knowing he couldn't deliver, his undercover plot couldn't continue his true intentions are outed. The death after unwitnessed marriage vows thing ...


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It's old west norse, from which the modern Icelandic language descends. That's why Google Translate identify it as Icelandic. Read more about the Old Norse dialects and descendants at Wikipedia.


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Everything Prince Hans has done up to that point was to court Anna. Helping her save her sister is his golden ticket to securing Anna's favour, which is important if he hopes to marry Anna. This is a crucial part of to his plan to seize control of the kingdom, and he passes up no opportunity to keep making a good impression on her... up to the point where ...


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I didn't take it as she was locked up, but rather that, because of the conversation between the troll and the king, she was hiding, shutting everyone else out to avoid hurting them.


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No, Kristoff did not remember Anna but the trolls did. I don't think that when he was younger he was paying attention to who the girls were specifically. I think he was paying attention to the trolls.


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