How can you qualify and quantify audiences’ love for Frozen? Watch the supply of videos stocked on YouTube, showcasing creative parodies and renditions of Frozen songs, and then look at the number of individuals who have watched those spoofs. There you have it. Frozen is a hit, in terms of variety and viewership.
Here is the first of a two-part edition of Disney In Depth that features 15 amazing Frozen cover videos and spoofs – and I assure you that not all of them feature the Oscar-winning “Let It Go.”
Let’s watch and analyze eight great videos right now!
“Just Don’t Go” (Parody of “Let It Go” by Idina Menzel from Disney’s “Frozen”)
Wouldn’t you wish weatherman and YouTube user Bob Herzog delivered your traffic and weather updates each morning? After seeing this spin on the Academy Award-winning sensation, you will understand why. The Cincinnati television personality hoped to add his two cents on the harsh winter – and possibly even Frozen – by developing this uproarious video. It has understandably become a viral explosion of awesomeness. Bob possesses musical talent, considering singing Broadway tunes is far from his daily job, and the individuals responsible for editing this spoof deserve two chilly thumbs up.
“Let It Go” Videos – Nostalgia Critic
The Nostalgia Critic inserts critical commentary into even the most adored films. Doug Walker’s series of videos have gained the film-loving Chicago resident a massive legion of subscribers. Consider me a fan, as Walker consistently demonstrates a biting and often witty review style. In this musical-themed version he points out the Frozen spoofs will “drill into your soul yet.” The fast editing, hysterical lyrics, and incisive critique work in unison – the end product is a must-watch piece to add to your Frozen parody playlist. Both Doug and “Elsa” sing in polyphony, countering one another’s alternative viewpoints of how Frozen has consumed our culture. Check out more of YouTube user League of Super Critics for further amusement.
“A Frozen Father” (“Let it Go” Dad Parody)
Frozen appeared to be harmless at first, but this father figure has had enough. Scott Kramer belts out his frustration after hearing this piece on an endless loop in his household. “This freaking song is haunting me,” YouTube user Scott S. Kramer proclaims. Playing the Frozen song on his piano, Scott ironically points out how he cannot escape from Elsa’s ballad – all while he plays its instrumentation. Poor Scott, but gladly for us, we can revel in what he has crafted.
Good Looking Parents Sing Disney’s Frozen (“Love Is an Open Door”)
Taking a break from “Let It Go,” one of Frozen‘s other sensations has been the quirky duet between Anna and Hans. I predict this piece will now dominate any karaoke night at the local music club. Forget “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.” “Love Is An Open Door” is here to stay, thanks to couples who continue singing its praises – and lyrics. These two hit the road with the Frozen pop/love piece, lip-syncing to it as their kids sit in the back, not caring the least bit. I can only wonder what other drivers thought of these parents as they passed by their vehicle. Thankfully, we are treated to a fun ditty by YouTube user samuel8955.
“Do You Want To Be My Boyfriend” [FROZEN PARODY]
YouTube user Barkadalnc must love the cute song by little Anna and Elsa. This group of filmmakers changes up the lyrics to turn the protagonist into somewhat of a stalker, asking a “random guy” on the street to be her boyfriend. Nothing will stop her from chasing him, not even a bit of blood from exemplifying the dangers of Parkour: falling. Sarah Nguyen and the three guys she encounters play this straight-faced and amusingly.
Funny “Let It Go” parody “It Is Cold” from Disney’s Frozen – Hilarious Polar Vortex version
Raise the figurative roof for YouTube user Josh Jackson, whose re-working of the Frozen song focuses on the chilly undertone. Yes, the literal temperature aspect. Elsa seems to have no trouble blasting out her emotions in the frigid mountains within the film, but here she recognizes the awfully uncomfortable environment. Faith Liu performs the role of Elsa in this Jackson-written song that includes lyrics like “a kingdom of refrigeration” and “any longer now, and I’ll get frostbite.” The piece works for its playful wordplay, implementation of the actual scene in the background, and genuine fun.
“Corgis Are Better Than People” (Frozen parody)
Move aside reindeer. Come on over, Corgis. According to YouTube user Kevin Selwyn, this short and stout dog breed is superior to humans in many ways. Link, the precious Corgi laying in the background, apparently has ingested Kermit, as Kevin “voices” Link in the form of the Muppet. Kevin plays the guitar in an animated manner, and clearly he adores his canine friend. Yes, Kristoff’s sole song in Frozen is disappointingly short, but at least this has influenced some, like Kevin, to extend its playback, so to speak. Do you agree that Corgis are better than people? This animal advocate agrees with Kevin. How about you?
Frozen – “Frozen Heart” (Played INSIDE a Piano!!) [Stop Motion]
The brute and rhythmic “Frozen Heart” piece that starts the musical may be among the more overlooked, but in the ears of YouTube user JustinNAmusic, the thumping energy translates to something that should be recognized. Utilizing many methods of incorporating the beating motion, this musician craftily concocts a video just as entertaining as the powerful piece from the film. Though devoid of lyrics, this video gives viewers the privilege of focusing on just the Celtic-inspired orchestration. I cannot say enough good things about this ignored song, played so well by this Frozen fan.
Which is your favorite Frozen video so far? Share what you enjoy most, and be sure to return next week to catch seven more!
This is Brett Nachman, signing off. Follow me on Twitter for alerts of new editions of Disney In Depth, Thursdays on Geeks of Doom.