love loved Frozen in our house. For those who haven’t read my blog before we have a 5-year-old school aged son and another son who is five months short of turning three. My wife and I took them both to see Frozen not long after it opened in the theatres and since then we’ve been YouTubing (<<<< new word?) the songs like crazy until my wife went and did something crazy a few days ago; she bought the soundtrack on CD. Old school, I know, but we don’t digitally download in this house.
But after an incident that happened yesterday morning with Master 5, I’m not so sure that Frozen and its soundtrack should be available to minors.
There he was listening and dancing around to the Frozen soundtrack for the hundredth time in three days and as he sang these lyrics;
“Tonight, imagine me gown and all
Fetchingly draped against the wall
The picture of sophisticated grace…
– For The First Time In Forever
That was followed shortly by this;
“And maybe it’s the party talking or the chocolate fondue”
– Love Is An Open Door
EVERYONE knows that “it’s the party talking” is code for “I’m drunk.” And do I need to remind anyone what “fondue” translates to? The 1970s people? Remember? Keys in the fruit bowl? Look, I don’t swing that way and I don’t know what Anna was hoping for, but that ain’t happening in this household.
Less than 5 minutes later he’s singing along to this;
“It’s time to see what I can do
To test the limits and break through
No right, no wrong, no rules for me
– Let It Go
Not under my roof you’re not mister. There will be PLENTY of rules that you’ll be following and you are definitely not free. Not until you pack your bags and move out…
And then it was back to the promotion of alcohol;
“A drink in my hand”
– In Summer
Followed by a promotion for getting skin cancer;
“Prob’ly getting gorgeously tanned in summer”
– In Summer
I didn’t see any slip, slop, slap or wrapping in that scene. Actually, none. (For those outside Australia and New Zealand, Slip-Slop-Slap is an iconic and internationally recognised sun protection campaign prominent in Australia which encouraged us to Slip on a shirt, Slop on the 30+ sunscreen, Slap on a hat and later, wrap on some sunglasses.)
Now you really need to be sitting down for this one. For you see, Anna had every intent to drop a curse word.
“Arendelle’s in deep, deep, deep, deep…
– For The First Time In Forever (Reprise)
Sure; she sings “snow” in the song. But look at how it’s written. Check out those Ellipsis… YOu see it’s snow that she says, but there was another 4-letter-word starting with s that Arendelle is deep, deep, deep, deep in. And you KNOW that’s what she was getting at.
“Troll Child:Or that he only likes to tinkle in the woods — what?!
Anna: I did not need to know that…”
– Fixer Upper
No one did.
“Male Troll 5:Her quote ‘engagement’ is a flex arrangement.“
– Fixer Upper
There’s more support for that whole “swinger” lifestyle that was hinted with those fondue parties.
And to think we’ve been excited about the release of the DVD. Maybe we should reconsider buying that for the kids.
No, I jest. In truth, I don’t really believe that this should be rated any higher than what it currently is because unless your kids are educated in double entendres, myths about 1970s sex-parties, and slang terms about drinking, they aren’t going to get those hidden messages.
But that’s what is brilliant about Frozen and so many other Disney, DreamWorks and Pixar movies; the jokes aimed at parents and older audiences. These movies work on so many levels and Disney did not let us down with this one.
It’s easy to see why this movie won the Oscar (Academy Award) for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song just a few hours ago.
So go on. Go get the soundtrack and do as we are going to do; be there on the morning of April 30 when the Blu-Ray and DVD is released into stores in Australia.