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Princess Anna or Pol Pot?

Disney To Feature Genocidal Dictator As Protagonist In Upcoming Animated Sequel



“An evil enemy will burn his own nation to the ground to rule over the ashes” –Sun Tzu.

For some reason, audiences were quiet when a Disney film protagonist recognizable to tens of millions of children worldwide destroyed a dam for the purposes of flooding her home kingdom-village in order to atone for its historic colonialist sins.

That movie? “Frozen II.” And that’s no exaggeration. Thankfully the plot of the 2019 animated blockbuster sequel was so junked up that the ultra-woke messaging was garbled and most children had no idea why the dam was being destroyed. However, it’s not lost on us that the BLM riots took place just months later — a deluge of its own (more on that below).

Now, on top of financial issues, political struggles, having lost 2.4 million streaming subscribers on the Disney+ platform, and laying off 7,000 employees, the Mouse House is back for more.

“Frozen 3” is in development, and Josh Gad seems to be returning. The original Frozen premiered in 2013 and was an instant hit for Disney, which is why it was so surprising that it took six years for the sequel to come out. But Frozen II was also a major success when it debuted in 2019, and that’s likely due to the consistency of the creative team. Frozen and Frozen II were both directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee and written by Lee. (Read more)

That’s all we know as the rumor was only recently confirmed. “Frozen II,” however, has been out awhile and young parents now know the plot and the song lyrics by heart. But for the uninitiated, here’s how the attempted genocide scene went (again, the plot is all over the place, so be prepared):

Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell) learns that a dam built by her ancestors in the kingdom of Arendelle was a ruse to reduce indigenous Northuldran resources. This was because of a previous king’s contempt for the Northuldran tribe’s connection with magic and his intention to eliminate them and incorporate their region into the kingdom. Elsa (Anna’s sister, voiced by Idina Menzel — the one with the blue dress and freezing powers) learns that the king began the conflict by murdering the unarmed Northuldran leader in cold blood. She sends this information to Anna before Elsa becomes frozen. Upon discovering the truth, Anna concludes that the dam must be destroyed in order for peace to be restored. Anna awakens legendary giant monsters and lures them toward the dam. The giants hurl boulders, destroying the dam and sending a flood down a fjord towards the kingdom. But just in time, Elsa is released from her frozen state and rides in on a water-spirit-horse to Arendelle, where she freezes the flood waters and saves the kingdom and its evacuating inhabitants.

And they all lived happily ever after. Just after a foiled genocide, Anna was rewarded by a marriage proposal, reconciliation with her sister, family, and community. Rather than spending time in a prison tower, Anna is crowned the queen of the fictitious Disney kingdom that she nearly destroyed.

That’s the moral of the story: kill, destroy, and be a hero. And there’s a theological lesson here too: don’t worry if you mess up because the almighty Universe will step in and stop you if you meant well.

As mentioned above, in the summer of 2020, as “Frozen II” left theaters for streaming boxes, protests following the tragic death at the hands of police of George Perry Floyd resulted in wanton violence. Radical activists felt individuals living today are guilty of the sins of the past, a la the 1619 Project, and demanded a “national reckoning.” This messaging was embraced by crass profiteers and the mainstream media — even NFL season openers were devoted to it.

Coincidence?

The Black Lives Matters (BLM) riots took around 20 lives, resulted in 14,000 arrests, and racked up an estimated $1-2 billion in insurance-confirmable damages. Budget cuts to police and emergency services across the nation in the months to follow has resulted in an incalculable amount of life and property loss, as well as a general worsening quality of our cities. The riots made the Capitol break-ins the following winter in January 2021 look like a box full of kittens by comparison. Yet President Joe Biden will continue to call that the true “threat to democracy,” as he did in his politically charged State of the Union this week.

And that’s not to mention the destruction caused by COVID-19 regulations around that same timeframe. The jury is still out on the extent of of that, and how an attitude of sacrificing individual liberty and well-being for the sake of collective assurance has wrecked our culture.

Until America wakes up to this murderous message hidden in our midst (and apparently in the hearts of Hollywood children’s movie scriptwriters), it’s up to us to sound the warning. Parents should be ready to explain to their children after any viewing of “Frozen 3” that political violence (let alone bullying in the schoolyard) is not the answer — from simple disagreements to historic wrongs. Conservative parents should also be prepared to have a longer discussion about how we as individuals living today are not culpable for the sins of our ancestors, though we can all make efforts to reach higher together.

If Bob Iger can’t thaw out Frozen’s radical-left permafrost (to the extent of excusing genocide, for crying out loud!), Disney may stand to lose another 2.4 million eyes. If it goes too far, we may even lose lives. Hopefully no impressionable youth will grow up and try blowing up an actual dam to avenge an indigenous tribe.