The Disneyfication Of Pocahontas And The True Story Of Uleleh
1385 Words Nov 28th, 2016 6 Pages
Since 1943, Walt Disney Animation Studios had been struggling to bring a version of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Snow Queen to the big screen. Walt Disney himself seized upon the idea while he was considering filming a biopic of Andersen, the celebrated Danish author who also penned The Little Mermaid and The Emperor’s New Clothes. The biopic didn’t pan out, and neither did a film adaptation of The Snow Queen.
But the idea had taken root, and for the next several decades, the studio made repeated attempts to turn the fairy tale into a feature-length film. Finally, in 2013, Disney came out with Frozen, which is loosely based on The Snow Queen. Frozen, which won the Oscar for “Best Animated Feature Film,” is the story of two princesses, sisters, who become estranged when the older…