Frozen (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

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Grace Montgomery, Common Sense Media
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Funny, poignant songs showcase sisterly love and acceptance.

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Educational Value

Meant to entertain rather than educate.

Positive Messages

After attempting to control her emotions and hide who she is in "For the First Time in Forever," Elsa finally starts to learn that she needs to find her true self in "Let It Go": "That perfect girl is gone / Here I stand in the light of day." "Fixer Upper" also teaches that trying to force someone to change doesn't work, but love can be a positive influence, with "We're not saying you can change him / 'Cause people don't really change / We're only saying that love's a force / That's powerful and strange."

Positive Role Models & Representations

Anna's loving acceptance of her sister and others and Elsa's willingness to sacrifice her happiness for the safety and well-being of her sister make them both positive role models.

Violence & Scariness

In "Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People," Kristoff sings, "Yeah, people will beat you / and curse you and cheat you."

Sexy Stuff

"Love Is an Open Door" and "Fixer Upper" both talk about romantic love and relationships but don't get physical.


Soundtrack to popular Disney film.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Olaf sings about having "A drink in my hand / my snow up against the burning sand" during "In Summer." In the film he's shown with a drink in his hand. 


What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the soundtrack from the Disney movie Frozen is full of funny and sometimes uplifting music that celebrates acceptance and the power of love. With no iffy language, only one vague reference to alcohol, and mild talk about love and relationships, the soundtrack is OK for young kids and up.

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Kid, 11 years old June 23, 2015


This is great for little kids, and even I liked it a.t first, but iv'e heard it way too much and the songs get stuck in ur head and drive u crazy. If you h... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byJ. A. J. January 8, 2014

Excellent Disney soundtrack, but a few nitpicks about the review

This is a great, 4-star musical production for just about all ages, but I have a couple of nitpicks about the review. First, it states that Jonathan Groff was t... Continue reading

What's the story?

The soundtrack from Frozen features 10 songs written and composed by Robert Lopez (best known for The Book of Mormon) and his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez. The cast features talented Broadway star Idina Menzell as Elsa and actress Kristen Bell as Anna. The soundtrack also features Demi Lovato's version of the song "Let it Go."

Is it any good?

The music from Frozen is reminiscent of the golden days of Disney when the studio produced memorable songs such as "Beauty and the Beast," "A Whole New World," and "Under the Sea." The soundtrack is a wonderful mix of poignancy and humor with such lines as "Don't know if I'm elated or gassy / But I'm somewhere in that zone" and "Her quote 'engagement' is a flex arrangement."

The talented cast also does an amazing job bringing the different characters' personalities to life through song. Jonathan Groff captures Olaf's neurotic optimism in the hopeful tune "In Summer," and Kristen Bell showcases a surprisingly decent voice. But the real star is Idina Menzel, who'll give you chills on the soundtrack's best track, "Let It Go." Whether you've seen the movie or not, kids and adults alike will love this soundtrack.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the role emotions play in the songs. Which emotion does each character struggle with?

  • Kristen Bell isn't known for her singing voice. Do you think she did a good job on Anna's songs?

  • Which version of "Let It Go" do you like better: Idina Menzel's or Demi Lovato's?

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