Anonymous: Do you think that maybe the colors are just complimentary and made to look the movie look better? I don't think there's any hidden meaning to it. I could be wrong but it's just a thought! I don't think they would put that much in-detail thought into a children's movie


There’s so much thought put behind every movie, not just Frozen, you would be surprised. Details like expressions, actions, background, objects, foreshadowing, animation in general, etc. However, on this ask I’ll just focus on the colors and clothing and the importance they have but that “no one would put thought in”

  • Elsa has ice powers and she is represented with snowflakes. Her dress is ice blue to bring out and show a cold feeling to the viewer. When Anna is the whole contrary and she wears more vibrant colors. 
  • Anna is dressed in bright pink and blue to show hey bright and cheerful personality but also to contrast with Elsa.
  • Elsa is cold while Anna is hot, then Elsa wears long sleeves while Anna wears short sleeves. 
  • On that same note, Anna is more childish and she wears two braids, when Elsa is more mature and wears only one braid. Also because Elsa is the first born and Anna is the second born.
  • When Hans and Anna hang out in the coronation, he acts like a mirror and copies her actions mainly to try to gain her trust (which is Hans’ aim to get Arendelle). Anyhow, he wears green like Anna does so they combine and go with. 
  • However, Kristoff is not only the complete opposite of Hans and unlike him, he wears dark colors. Also contrasts with Anna who wears bright colors.
  • On the rosemaling note, Anna is playful and she gets floral rosemaling, when Hans’ more elegant. Kristoff has very small rosemaling on his clothing because he’s more reserved but it can be seen on his belt. Elsa also gets very elegant rosemaling but she loses it when she changes her dress to represent her changing and letting go of her past and how she lets go of her title of monarch at Arendelle.

It’s true that to make something look good you use colors to make it look visually attractive but how do you know what colors to use, how to combine them, how dresses are supposed to look, etc. For all this you need development and people who focus and works on this.

Haunted Mansion concept art by Ken Anderson, 1957Sam McKim concept art, 1958Construction of the Haunted MansionThe idea for the sign was reportedly sparked by a comment Walt made that he had been searching castles and old English countryside estates for ghosts looking for a new place to haunt.Yale Gracey working on the coffinBill Justice celebrating with a ghost friendYale Gracey and the Hatbox Ghost


Some concept art, construction and photos celebrating the 45th Anniversary of the Haunted Mansion. The concept art is by Ken Anderson in 1957, the color art by Sam McKim in 1958.  The sign was made during construction of the Mansion based on a comment Walt Disney made upon returning from a London trip that he was seeking out ghosts looking for a new home.

Imagineers Yale Gracey and Bill Justice pose with some of their creations, including a rare shot of Yale Gracey with the Hatbox Ghost.

Via Disney Parks Blog

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