These are all the Easter Eggs I could find in Frozen II (2019). Some of them reference the first Frozen film. If you know of any others please comment and I will add them. There are spoilers ahead. So, if for some odd reason that you haven’t seen the movie yet, you may not want to read these.
- In the opening scene, Elsa is making little snow figures for Anna to play with. One of them is Baymax, the elephant is Dumbo, supposedly Totoro from the Studio Ghibli film My Neighbor Totoro (1988) is there, and so is Tinker Bell (possibly) seen on the back of a unicorn. The first character she makes is a snowman that looks a lot like Marshmallow from the first Frozen. I have yet to find Totoro, but this is who he is. He also made a guest appearance in Toy Story 3. If you haven’t seen My Neighbor Totoro, see it.
- While playing charades, Olaf mimics Mickey Mouse with his coal buttons for ears.
- Olaf also mimics the Cinderella Castle from the Magic Kingdom during their charades game.
- When Elsa is singing “Into the Unknown,” she stomps her foot to create a Hidden Mickey Mouse ears hat.
- When Elsa sees the memory of Hans, she blasts him to pieces, just like Baymax did in Big Hero 6 (2014) with the statue of Hans that he blasts apart during his training.
- After Elsa and Anna set off on their journey, after leaving their people behind, look to the far background to see Elsa’s ice castle from the first movie.
- When Gale, and the leaves, whip around Olaf, he poses like Marilyn Monroe over the steam grate in The Seven Year Itch (1955). He also has the same pose on his official Frozen II Olaf poster.
- The style for the musical number with Kristoff singing “Lost in the Woods,” was inspired by the music video for the song “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen in 1975.
- Young prince Agnarr says “he’s reading a book by some new Danish author.” This is a reference to Hans Christian Andersen, the author of The Snow Queen, the story that the first film was extremely loosely based on.
- When Elsa and Anna are looking down at the ship wreckage, you can see what looks to be a Mickey Head shaped hole on the left side of the ship.
- Olaf says in the film “This is fine” when everything is not fine. This is a reference to the webcomic of a dog whose house is on fire but he is stating “This is fine.” It was popularized in 2014.
- This one is a bit of a stretch, but Bruni’s design is similar to the design of Newt. Newt was a canceled Pixar film. It had a similar plot to the movie Rio (2011) so the project was canceled. Some believe that Bruni was designed in a way as a nod to the canceled Newt project. Newts and salamanders are different amphibians, but they look similar.
- In the credits scene, Olaf explains to Marshmallow, and a bunch of little armless snowmen called snowgies, how they are alive. These little guys made their debut in Frozen Fever (2015) and were created by Elsa sneezing. Technically these guys shouldn’t exist. After Elsa died, Olaf died because her magic faded away. That would mean all the others would have gone away too. Elsa would have had to search out the piles of snow left behind by Marshmallow and the snowgies and reanimate them. Maybe she did.
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