In children’s media, pain is depicted alarmingly frequently, usually unrealistically and often violently, but without empathy or help. These images of pain send all the wrong messages.
In a surprising twist, Frozen 2 tackles the complicated issue of warped colonial narratives and the case for repatriation. A worthy feat, but how well does Disney pull it off?
Frozen smashed Disney stereotypes on its release in 2013. But six years later, its sequel will arrive in a very different cultural moment.