CRAFT GETS FROZEN PHE­NOM­E­NON

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Weekly Life - Sara Fitz­patrick

ANY­ONE with a young daugh­ter knows why Elsa must con­ceal her magic pow­ers and hand­some Hans can­not be trusted.

They’ve heard Let it Go lyrics belted out at bath time and seen ice-blue dresses shimmy across lounge rooms.

Dis­ney am­bas­sador Shel­ley Craft has two girls – Milla (6) and Eadie (4) – and she has lived (and sur­vived) the Frozen phe­nom­e­non.

“My girls worked out their peck­ing or­der fairly early on as to who was Anna and who was Elsa and there hasn’t re­ally been any sway from that since day one,” she said.

“We have a gi­gan­tic ridge­back dog who is Sven (the rein­deer), so we’ve got it pretty much cov­ered.

“I’ve even threat­ened to get a Let it Go tat­too: that’s my new

catch phrase, a mantra for life. Just ‘let it go’ peo­ple, just chill out.”

The bub­bly By­ron Bay celebrity launched her tele­vi­sion ca­reer on Satur­day Dis­ney in ’96 and is thrilled to see Frozen – from start to fin­ish with all the char­ac­ters and songs – as the next Dis­ney on Ice spec­tac­u­lar.

She said the com­pany had “nailed it” with this film, giv­ing lit­tle girls strong role mod­els and hon­ourable themes.

“True love doesn’t have to come from some ro­man­tic hero who is go­ing to whisk you off your feet; it can come from a much deeper place than that,” Craft said.

“The mes­sage might be go­ing over lit­tle girls’ heads a bit too much but then I think it’s go­ing to res­onate with them as they grow up with the story and get older.”

Craft said Satur­day was al­ways “fam­ily to­geth­er­ness time” in her child­hood home.

“We would sit down and watch a Dis­ney movie to­gether, what­ever that might have been,” she said.

“When I first started on Satur­day Dis­ney it was around the time of The Lion King and Toy Story, so they’ll al­ways be favourites of mine. You’re never too old for Dis­ney.”

Shel­ley Craft and Mickey Mouse launch the pro­duc­tion.

Anna and Elsa in Frozen.

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