Frozen’s Hidden Biblical Truth: Don’t Listen to Your Heart

A beautiful princess, the evil protagonist, melodic tunes, pretty gowns, and – yes – Prince Charming. Disney movies have always included certain staples. But Disney’s new movie Frozen has a striking Biblical truth that differentiates it from its predecessors. Frozen tells young viewers not to listen to their heart.

Not “listening to your heart,” of course, flies in the face of advice children may receive in most other Disney flicks. Pinnochio’s “When You Wish Upon a Star” song dreamily tells us:

When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires
Will come to you

If your heart is in your dream
No request is too extreme
When you wish upon a star
As dreamers do.

(In fact, this song has become such an iconic part of Disney’s lore that the first seven notes are used as the horn signals on their wonderful cruises.) To put an even finer point on it, Mulan’s “True to Your Heart” theme song has these lyrics:

Though you’re unsure why fight the tide
Don’t think so much, let your heart decide
You must be true to your heart, that’s when the heavens will part…
Open your eyes. Your heart can tell you no lies…
Why second-guess what feels so right?
Just trust your heart and you’ll see the light…

Wal-Mart even sells “Follow your heart” princess merchandise.

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  • SisterCynthia

    All the way around, this is one of their better offerings, and for the reasons you mention, and a few other minor ones. Seriously, it is almost more a Pixar film than a Disney one, in terms of heart and understanding of human nature. ;)

  • Nancy French

    I agree! Thanks, Sister Cynthia!