Adventures by Daddy’s Going to Hollywood! And Kids, We Need Your Help!

Adventures by Daddy was recently invited to attend a press event to promote the upcoming home releases of Disney’s FROZEN as well as THE PIRATE FAIRY.  We’re going to meet up with some of the Disney creative team about their upcoming Tinker Bell movie, THE PIRATE FAIRY, which we’ll be screening (look for a review when I get back) and about FROZEN (click here for our review).  We’ll be reporting back on everything we get to do with the Disney crew (Hands-on demonstration of the rigging process? Voice-over recording session?  Yes, please!), but are turning to you for help.  Well, to your children, to be precise.

FROZEN and The Pirate Fairy

We have an opportunity to sit down for a Q&A with director Chris Buck and the producers Jennifer Lee & Peter Del Vecho of Disney’s FROZEN.  I’ve been fielding questions about FROZEN since I watched it over the holidays with my family (twelve of us, spanning three generations, including four children, aged 6, 7, 8, and 9).  I’ve tried to keep up with my own answers, but will be passing some of the questions along at the Q&A with the production team.  We’d like to open up the comments section to your children’s questions.  Please leave your kids’ questions in the comment section below, we’ll compile and include them, to the extent possible, in the Q&A session.  To give you an idea of what I’ve been pondering, here are some questions from my nephews along with my answers.


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From my 6-year-old nephew:

Q: If you have a nose, why did Olaf not have a nose when he met Anna and Kristoff?
A: Because snowmen’s noses are always made of carrots, so he had to wait until someone gave him one.

Q: When Olaf’s head was being tossed around, how did his body keep walking when he had no head?
A: Because he’s a magical snowman

Q: How did snow come out of Elsa’s hands?
A: Snow is her secret power, just like webbing is Spider-Man’s

Q: How did Elsa make Marshmallow?
A: I’m not sure how the snowmen came to life.  That’s one of my questions, too.

Q: Why did Anna “tick tock” with the clock?
A: Because it was a fun sound.  Try it.

Q: Why did Elsa make a home out of ice?
A: Because building it from wood would have taken a long time and she has the power, so she might as well build it from ice, which was free and quick and beside, the cold never bothered her, anyway.


Elsa’s ice palace. ©2013 Disney. All Rights Reserved.


From my 8-year-old nephew:

Q: How did Elsa get her powers?
A: In Norway, some children are blessed with powers.

Q: How did Olaf survive when he got poked by an icicle?
A: Because snow and ice are both made from water.

Q: Why did Anna ride her bike down the stairs?
A: Why wouldn’t she?

Q: Why did Anna talk to the pictures on the wall?
A: Doesn’t everyone?

Q: How did Marshmallow, when he got hit by a snowball, grew icicles on himself?
A: Marshmallow grew icicles to look bigger when he was startled, just like animals do.

Q: How did Marshmallow’s icicles melt when he put the tiara on?
A: Because he was happy.

Q: Why did Elsa take off the cape and the tiara?
A: To throw off the trappings of her old life.

Q: Why did Elsa make an ice palace?
A: For shelter from storms.  The cold may not bother her, but wind messes up her hair.


Marshmallow ©2013 Disney. All Rights Reserved.


In addition to Disney’s FROZEN, we’ll also visit the DisneyToon Studios for a sneak peek at the latest Tinker Bell film, THE PIRATE FAIRY, and a Q&A with Director Peggy Holmes and Producer Jennifer Magee-Cook.  The creative folks at Disney will walk us through how they created their newest Disney Fairy, Zarina, from story to character design to animation.  So let us know if you have any questions about the upcoming PIRATE FAIRY release too.


“THE PIRATE FAIRY” (Pictured) ZARINA. ©2013 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


Be sure to leave your questions for the Disney filmmakers below, and follow along with our tour of the Disney Studios LIVE between February 10 and Feburary 12, 2014 via twitter and facebook looking for #PirateFairyBloggers and #FrozenBluray hashtags.  For more family movie news, be sure to follow Adventures by Daddy on twitter and “like” our facebook page too.

Disclosure: Disney Home Entertainment has invited Adventures by Daddy on an all-expenses paid press trip to Los Angeles, California to tour the Walt Disney Studios and learn about their upcoming home releases.  Disney has provided for transportation, meals, and lodging, but all opinions expressed are those of the author.

About George Gensler

George Gensler is a copyrights specialist during the week and a runner on the weekends. She lives in New York City now, but has lived in five countries on three continents. She grew up traveling the world, but her official residence was in Southern California and every visit home included a trip to Disneyland. She has also visited every Disney Park around the world and sailed on board two Disney cruises. She threw in a visit to the Disney Family museum in San Francisco for good measure, and has had the Premier Disney Park Pass since its inception.