As much as I love Frozen, there is one thing about it that just bothers me, and that is its portrayal of wolves. In both Frozen and Olaf's Frozen Adventure, European gray wolves (Canis lupus lupus) are shown as vicious beasts that aggressively hunt down the protagonists. Simply put, real wolves do not act like this.
For the most part, only rabid wolves would chase a horse-drawn (or in this case, a reindeer-drawn) sleigh full of people like the ones in the first movie do. Wolves are scared of humans and wolf attacks on humans are rare; many attacks are typically (but not always) the result of either defensive reasons, rabies, or habituation - not normal circumstances. It should be mentioned that some historically recorded "wolf attacks" (including the infamous Beast of Gevaudan attacks) have been speculated or proven to be the work of not wolves but of wolfdogs, hybrids that have the power of the wolf and the fearlessness of the domestic dog (Canis familiaris). Now then, let me make this clear: I am NOT saying that wolves are cuddly, harmless puppies that would never ever dream of attacking a human; that is just nonsense. Wolves are wild, predatory animals. They can pose a threat to humans and there have been attacks on humans - some fatal - by healthy wild wolves (especially in Eurasia, but also in North America). Some of these attacks have been predatory in nature. The point I'm trying to make here is that wolves are no more dangerous than any other wild animal and that the media should stop depicting them as if they are.
And seriously, wolves hunting down a snowman like they do in the holiday short? Wolves won't waste precious energy hunting a non-nutritious snowman! They would've smelled that Olaf is snow & not prey! Defense better explains their attack, but the characters in the film clearly say that they were hungry. Maybe they just wanted Olaf's fruitcake, as he suspected?
In Norway (the setting of Frozen), European gray wolves are critically endangered, yet the government is constantly trying to cull the population because it basically believes the anti-wolf myths. Wolves already have enough of a bad image, they already have enough enemies against their very existence, and they do not need more of either as the result of Frozen. I will not forget the one time I was in line at a horse show and a little girl was looking at my pins on my backpack; she liked the Frozen ones, but when she saw the "save the wolves" ones I overheard her say to her mother that she hated wolves. Yes, you read that corrrectly: hated. That someone so young has already harbored a hatred for an animal is so sad, and unfortunately I have no doubt that Frozen is partly to blame for this.
So what do you think: is Frozen demonizing wolves too much? I believe it is, and I really hope that Frozen 2 does not have a wolf attack scene.
Like RainforestWolf here I hope too that the y don't show another mean wolf scene in the sequel of Frozen. Tabaqui, Reire,i Maugrim, African Wild Dogs in the animated movies of the Lion King, Dholes in the Jungle Book, the wolves in Beauty and the Beast shown madder than the real packs would act especially with Belle whacking them, the poor lone wolf in Sword In The Stone movie, Foxy in Chicken Little fussier than any real fox for sure. Whether Demonizing or showing scenes of stuff that could cause starvation Disney's young current helpers have sure overdone the active scenes of this family making them look worse than the Canidae really are.
Poor wild canines they're not mean they're loyal and courageous plus quite patient when facing strangers but their foes judge them hastily and misunderstand them the canines aren't the true problem it's their Foes. Plus their calm seconds of staring at us when we're the stranger aren't fear those moment are the wild canines being efficient as they're quite curious.
Poor Canidae it doesn't matter what culture you carefully study the ancient history of at a steady speed nearly all of the wild canines have been considered a demon in the past. The majority the the whole canine family are endangered. We need their family seriously to not lose the trees. So the videos should show Canidae ( canine family ) some respect too. This TV fiction as serious as fairy tale results.
Wolf, Coyote, Jackal, Raccoon Dog, Bush Dog, Maned Wolf, Dhole, African Wild Dog, Fox, Coywolf, Wolf-dog, Coy-dog, plus how often people can't tell the husky abd Malamute from a yong wolf!
Chasing scenes that look natural at all when respecting wild canines Ice Age Series of Animated Movies did better than the Sword In The Stone did. But in animated movies of Disney Akela's animated character is who he did the best with besides what Bhati was supposed to be before sadly deleted from the Lion King, being the friend Simba and Nala shared.
Maybe it is a good idea to have a talking animal comic relief character in the movie just like Baloo from Jungle Book (1967) or the Singing and Dancing Cat Danny from the non-Disney movie Cats Don't Dance.
Or Maybe a wolf bad guy who is like the Big Bad Wolf or Honest John in personality
Depends on your interest, but people laugh more if the animals can talk in the video. Natural and realistic or able to talk I enjoy wildnerness either way I just like animated movies better than live-action.
Maybe Honest John and Gideon need a guest appearence in the movie, after 78 years, cebause they never made it to the big screen, even though there were many attempts to bring these guys to other movies (Mickey and the Beanstalk) other than Pinocchio.
There's the surprise even some real cats and foxes groom each other so this film could have a similar scene even if they act calmer. Plus that both cat and fox are mentioned in the ancient original old symbol of Yule so this pair oc characters could even do a holiday scene.
I've even recently written a blog to give Frozen a story about celebrating Yule the old way. Yule Cat and Fox symbolizing Yule. Yule the old way symbolizes sunlight with several thing including gemstones, in the old days it wasn't candles Yule's original fire was a bonfire.
Honest Jhon and Gdieon would even be quite playful with Olaf for sure, they'd trick and confuse him quite easily.