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Marshmallow finds Elsa’s crown ♥ 

This scene also has a symbolic function as well as a humorous/cutesy one

Elsa’s powers are manifestations of her emotional state, while the snowmen she creates are indicative of how she views herself and her relationships with other people. When Elsa is free to roam the mountains, but missing her sister, she brings life to Olaf, a playful and infectiously optimistic snowman who is utterly devoted to Anna. When Elsa fears that her powers truly are monstrous and desires to keep people away from her, she constructs the frightening Marshmallow who violently defends her.

By the film’s end however, Elsa and her abilities have been happily accepted by the people of Arendelle. So, Marshmallow in turn gleefully adorns his “mother’s” discarded crown, because he’s reflecting her happiness of being reunited with the kingdom.

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autobotbarrage asked: Hey, had a question. I know you share your thoughts on Rescue Bots and Sofia the First,and I didn't see it here but could you discuss what you think about King Rowland and Sofia's mother (her name elludes me presently,I've only seen a small handful of episodes). I just find it interesting that Sophia's mother wants to be a good step mother as they have a bad rap and Rowland loves all his kids equally. Has there been anything explaining how the two met? Would you want to see that delved into?

Hey there. For sure, I love talkin’ Sofia the First.

Her name’s Miranda, and it’s explained how she and king Roland met in the opening bits of the Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess special. Miranda was a cobbler who came to the palace to fit Roland for shoes and they fell in love. For me, that’s a suitable explanation for how they met. Though I would like to see another episode or two showing Miranda and Roland spending time together as a married couple like they did in “Tri-Kingdom Picnic”.

Then again, I know that showing adults acting romantic, even in completely non-sexual ways, can sometimes be outside of the scope of a pre-schooler show. For example, it took until season 2 of Doc McStuffins for her parents to be shown onscreen together and late into the same season for them to share one kiss. I’ve written some other meta on Miranda and her characterization in this post, if you’re interested in reading further. To any rate, I’d love to see her delved into more in general as well as Roland because I like it when children’s shows approach both adults and kids as characters on the same level, because I think that helps child viewers have realistic expectations about their peers and elders. Sofia the First has been pretty good about showing Roland as fully realized with both strengths and weaknesses. He’s a loving man, a hardworking king, and a good father, but he also makes mistakes and snap decisions (his actions towards the Trolls in “Let the Good Times Troll” and the whole “Baker King” fiasco). He’s not perfect and sometimes it falls on Sofia to show him the error of his ways, yet it never feels like Roland is incompetent as a parent. He’s just a human being who needs to be taught lessons sometimes like anyone else. I’m totally cool with Miranda being more of an ideal mentor figure to Sofia, but I’d still like to see some episodes with her in a more prominent role.  

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Princess Amber of Sofia the First is interesting to me because she’s a female character in an American cartoon aimed at a very young demographic who portrayed as extremely confident, out-spoken, and grandiose. Yet she isn’t severely shamed for her loudness and visibility. The fact that Amber’ has so much love for herself, looking good, and crowing about her awesomeness is presented as perfectly acceptable. The only time the story takes umbrage with Amber’s attitude is when she infringes on the comfort and safety of other young girls. And by late in season one, she’s mostly evolved past this flaw anyways.

I dunno, I just think it’s a nice approach…

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Season 2 of Sofia the First begins March 7 (9:30 a.m. ET/PT) on Disney Channel. A special episode, featuring Snow White, will premiere April 4 (9 a.m. ET/PT) on Disney Channel and Disney Junior (6 p.m. ET/PT) […] Among the highlights of the season: appearances by familiar Disney Princesses: Mulan (Ming-Na Wen), Tiana (Anika Noni Rose) and Rapunzel (Mandy Moore).

(Source: USA Today)

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Sofia The First - Disney Princesses & their songs

Cinderella - Once Upon a Princess // Jasmine - Two to Tangu // Belle - The Amulet and the Anthem // Ariel - The Floating Palace // Aurora - Holiday in Enchancia

Tough break Aurora…

I’m just contented and smug over the fact that Jasmine got the most screen time and interacted with Amber as well…

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Anonymous asked: Have you heard of Sheriff Callie’s Wild West, and would you make plans to see it? It's a new Disney Junior show, if you can't this is understandable as you are busy and have a lot of shows on your plate. Also, if you have watched ATLA would you say the characters there are color coded as anything?

I have in fact heard of Sheriff Callie’s Wild West and do plan to try watching it because this protagonist is so freaking cute!


As to the second part of your question, yes I’ve seen ATLA. But I’m not quite sure what you mean by color coding? I mean, the central characters were paired with the colors of their home nations (yellow for air, red for fire, blue for water, green for earth). And yes there’s a level of symbolism to each color (red inspires rage and/or active thoughts, blue is calming, yellow has energy, etc.)

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manaleeden asked: You mentioned Jim Hawkins before as an attractive teen, did you like his movie however?

Y E S !

Treasure Planet is one of my favorite Disney movies. Wonderful design sensibilities, creative setting, stellar action, and really great characters.

There’s a ton to love in this movie besides the protagonist, and even leaving his “heartthrob” appeal aside, Jim Hawkins really is a fantastic protagonist.

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More Christmas special recommendations!

"A Very McStuffins Christmas" shines as a series best in terms of lighting, animation, and set design. It has a fun sense of adventure to it, being the only half-hour Doc McStuffins episode so far created, and in that it features Doc leaving her backyard to go on an epic journey to Santa’s workshop.

Cameo characters like Tobias the Elf and Captain Crush (voiced by Steve Blum no less!) are charming. And it’s great to see Doc receive a heartfelt thank you from Santa Claus himself for all the good work she’s done for toys.

It’s sweet, fun, warm, everything you’d want from a McStuffins special.

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predaconwasp asked: The most tragic part of Frozen clearly is that Elsa got rid of that cool purple cape she had.

Personally, I think she looks better without it. Though it was a very nice cape.

Perhaps it went on to have its own series of adventures in the wild, wonderful world…

The Adventures of Purple Cape (voiced by Josh Hutcherson) and his singing raccoon sidekick, Ms. Ringgs (voiced by Yvette Nicole Brown)

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