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Background Information
Feature films Frozen
Frozen Fever
Television programs Once Upon a Time
Video games Olaf's Quest
Frozen: Free Fall
Park attractions
Designer
Inspiration Arendal, Aust-Agder, Norway
Nærøyfjord, Aurland, Norway
Other Information
Other names
Location Norway
Ruler(s) Queen Idun and King Agdar (formerly; deceased)
Elsa (queen)
Anna (princess)
Hans (briefly; usurper)
Owner(s)
Inhabitants Kristoff, Sven, Olaf, Oaken, Kai and Gerda, Castle Guards, Wolves, Oaken, Arendelle Citizens
Visitors Hans, the Duke of Weselton, the Duke's bodyguards, the Dignitaries, Rapunzel, Flynn Rider
Final state Relieved of winter and is still standing
Arendelle is the name of the kingdom in the film, Frozen. It is the Norwegian-inspired home to Princess Anna and Queen Elsa.

History

Due to the unstable nature of Elsa's powers, until Elsa could learn to control her winter magic, the castle was closed off for 13 years following the late king's orders; this was done for Elsa's safety, as well as the safety of Anna.

On the day of Elsa's coronation, when her magical abilities were unintentionally exposed to the public by Anna, Elsa accidentally sets off an eternal winter upon running away that froze the kingdom. While Anna searched for Elsa who had traveled into the mountains, Hans took on the task of protecting the kingdom.

Towards the end of the film, thanks to Anna's efforts and love for her sister, Elsa found the courage to undo the eternal winter and peace was restored to the kingdom; Hans was sent back to his homeland to face punishment from his twelve older brothers for his actions of treason against the princess and queen and expelling the Duke of Weselton (a.k.a "Weasel-town") from the kingdom.

Time period

Rapunzel and Flynn in Arendelle

The time period for Frozen is set around the 1840's, similar to Beauty and the Beast.

Fans like to speculate that the time period in Frozen is set in the 1780's since Tangled takes place during the 1780's and Frozen takes place 3 years after TangledRapunzel and Eugene Fitzherbert are seen during "For the First Time in Forever". This was, however, a so-called "Easter egg"; Frozen and Tangled and their respective storylines have no official connections to each other.

Official crest

Arendelle flag

This is shown everywhere: inside the castle, on poles and flags within the kingdom.

The official crest of Arendelle is the crocus, appearing on various items within the kingdom such as banners, capes, flags, uniforms, wallpaper, clothing and jewellery. The colors green and purple, and to a lesser extent yellow, are associated and prominent with the kingdom of Arendelle. Crest designs usually encompass the golden yellow stylized crocus, emblazoned on a background that is purple on the left half and green on the right half. On Elsa's profile banner, the purple left half of the background is darker, and the right half is a darker yellow.

Locations of interest

Trivia

  • The name 'Arendelle' is based on the Norwegian town of Arendal, located in the county of Aust-Agder, to the southwest of the Norwegian capital, Oslo. However, the scenery of Arendelle is based primarily on Nærøyfjord in western Norway, as well as various buildings in Oslo, Bergen, and other Norwegian cities.
  • In Norwegian, 'Aren' is possibly derived from 'ørn', which means "eagle", and 'delle' is derived from 'dal', which means "valley".
  • The crocus is a symbol of rebirth and spring. In cold regions, the flower blooms while snow is still on the ground.
  • The eternal winter Elsa caused may be a representation about how in the northern reaches of Norway winter will last from 8-10 months.
  • Reading further into the meaning of this kingdom's name, it's interesting to note that Walt Disney's own great-grandfather was named Arundel Disney.

Gallery

Concept Art

Animation

External links


Frozen Logo

Films and Shows: Frozen | It's a Small World: The Animated Series | Once Upon a Time | Frozen Fever

Video games: Frozen: Olaf's Quest | Frozen: Free Fall | Disney INFINITY | Disney INFINITY: 2.0 Edition

Books: Frozen: The Essential Guide | The Art of Frozen | Big Golden Book | Little Golden Book | A Sister More Like Me | Big Snowman, Little Snowman | Anna’s Act of Love/Elsa’s Icy Magic | Elsa's Gift | A New Reindeer Friend | Frozen Ultimate Sticker Book | Disney Read-Along | Storybook Deluxe | Anna & Elsa: Sisterhood is the Strongest Magic | Graphic Novel | Phantoms of Arendelle | Olaf and Sven On Thin Ice | Anna Is Our Babysitter

Attractions: World of Color | Disney Dreams! | Celebrate the Magic | Disney On Ice | Anna & Elsa's Boutique

Characters: Anna | Elsa the Snow Queen | Kristoff | Hans | Olaf | Sven | The Duke of Weselton | Grand Pabbie | Marshmallow | The Duke of Weselton's Bodyguards | The King and Queen of Arendelle | Trolls | Bulda | Cliff | Oaken | Sitron | Wolves | Kai and Gerda | The Dignitaries | Castle Guards

Locations: Arendelle | Elsa's Ice Palace | The Southern Isles | Weselton | Arendelle Castle | Valley of the Living Rock | Arendelle Chapel | Wandering Oaken's Trading Post and Sauna | The North Mountain

Songs: Vuelie | Frozen Heart | Do You Want to Build a Snowman? | For the First Time in Forever (Reprise) | Love is an Open Door | Let It Go | Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People | In Summer | Fixer Upper

Deleted songs: Love Can't Be Denied | We Know Better | More Than Just The Spare | Life's Too Short (Reprise) | Spring Pageant | You're You | Reindeer(s) Remix

Objects: Hans' Sword | Kristoff's Sled

See also: Soundtrack | Ice Hotel | Disney Karaoke: Frozen | Musical | The Story of Frozen: Making An Animated Classic


Once Upon A Time Logo

Shows: Once Upon a Time (Episode List) | Once Upon a Time in Wonderland

Books: Shadow of the Queen | Reawakened: A Once Upon a Time Tale | Once Upon a Time - Behind the Magic

Once Upon a Time Characters: Emma Swan | Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard | Prince Charming/David Nolan | Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold | The Evil Queen/Regina Mills | Belle/Lacey French | Killian Jones/Hook | Henry Mills | Jiminy Cricket/Archie Hopper | Victor Frankenstein/Dr. Whale | Princess Aurora | Prince Phillip | Mulan | Blue Fairy/Mother Superior | Widow Lucas/Granny | King George/Albert Spencer | The Genie of Agrabah/Magic Mirror/Sidney Glass | Mad Hatter/Jefferson | Milah | Robin Hood | Prince Henry/The Valet | Marian | Sheriff of Nottingham/Keith | Fairy Godmother | Peter Pan/Malcolm/The Pied Piper | Wendy Darling | Ariel | Zelena/The Wicked Witch of the West | Glinda/The Good Witch of the South | The Wizard of Oz/Walsh | Elsa/The Ice Queen | Anna | Kristoff | Hans | Grand Pabbie | Sven | Tinker Bell | Black Beard | Dragon Maleficent | Lumière | Abigail/Kathryn Nolan | Ursula/The Sea Goddess | Red Riding Hook/The Wolf/Ruby | Huntsman/Sheriff Graham | Baelfire/Neal Cassidy | Pinocchio/August W. Booth | Frederick/Jim | Severe Nurse | Mayor Tomkins | Quinn | Anita | Hansel and Gretel/Nicholas and Ava Zimmer | The Woodcutter/Michael Tillman | Martin | Myrna | Stephen | Donna | Prince James | Jack | Blind Witch | King Xavier | Wraith | Peter | Siren | Hordor | Pongo | Ogres | William Smee | Dorothy Gale | The Witch of the East | The Witch of the North | Sir Gaston | Greg Mendell | Tamara | Geppetto/Marco | Rapunzel | Igor | The King/Mitchell Herman | Rapunzel's Mother | Rapunzel's Father | Flying Monkeys | King Leopold | Queen Eva | Lost Boys | John Darling | Michael Darling | The Shadow | The Sheriff of Hamelin | King Midas | Nana | Mary Darling | George Darling | Medusa | Gus/Billy | Marshmallow | Zoso | Prince Thomas/Sean Herman | Prince Eric | Bo Peep | The Apprentice | Ingrid/The Snow Queen/Sarah Fisher | Lily/Lilith | Nova | Trish | Seer | Grace | Daniel | Lancelot | Stephen | Oaken | The King of Arendelle | Queen Gerda | Cruella | The Duke of Weselton

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland Characters: Alice | Cyrus | Jafar | Percy/The White Rabbit | Grendel | Jabberwocky | Silvermist | Red King | The Sultan/The Old Prisoner | Nyx | Tweedledee and Tweedledum | Mrs. Rabbit | Elisabeth/Lizard | Rafi | Taj | Edwin | Sarah | Dr. Arthur Lydgate | Amara

Characters of both series: Will Scarlet/The Knave of Hearts | Anastasia/The Red Queen | Anastasia's Mother | Anastasia's Sister | Cinderella/Ashley Boyd | Little John | Friar Tuck | Grumpy/Leroy | Cora/The Queen of Hearts | Caterpillar | Maleficent

Locations: Storybrooke | The Jolly Roger | Enchanted Forest | Dark Palace | Dark Castle/Rumplestiltskin's Castle | Prince Thomas' Castle | Cinderella's Chateau | Neverland | Skull Rock | Wonderland | New York | Boston, Massachusetts | Land Without Color | Land of Oz | Emerald City | Arendelle | Agrabah | The Sultan's Palace | Sherwood Forest | Hamelin

Objects: Dreamshade | Dark One's Dagger | Enchanted Candle | Pandora's Box | Vorpal Sword | The Slippers

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