Norway Inspires Disney’s Latest Adventure

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Norway Inspires Disney’s Latest Adventure


Category: Entertainment & Lifestyle

Trapped in an eternal winter world, the two main characters in “Frozen” fight to bring back summer.

To create a convincing frozen landscape, Disney’s animators did their research, which included visits to a place that knows a lot about ice and snow: Norway. As a result, Norwegian staples such as the famous wooden buildings on the Bergen waterfront and Oslo’s Akershus Fortress find their way into the winter world of the new movie.

Trolls, lutefisk and the Northern Light also make appearances in the film, according to Norwegian broadcasters NRK. The main characters have Norwegian names such as Sven, Anna and Olaf.

Norwegian actor Thorbjørn Harr, who did voice work for the Norwegian version, is pleased to see that movies are bringing Norwegian nature to the world. “I think the Norwegian movie industry as a whole has wanted to use movies to promote the country to a larger extent. This is very good,” he told NRK.

The movie premiers in the United States the day before Thanksgiving, and in Norway (where it is called “Frost”) on Christmas Day.

Source: Royal Norwegian Embassy

Published: May 20, 2024