To say Frozen 2 has been a success would be an understatement. Since its Nov. 22 release, the animated sequel has made $350 million at the global box office, in the highest-grossing opening weekend for an animated movie of all time. And to honor Elsa and Anna, Disney launched #MyFrozen2Story, a series of animated sisterhood stories based on real-life women to celebrate the heart of what brings Frozen to life: the relationship between the two sisters.
Disney Studios spoke with 10 women about sisterhood and using their stories, Disney animators created animated versions of these women to share alongside their insights and “sisterhood mantras,” which they’ll share on the Disney Frozen Instagram page today.
Reimagined as scenes in Frozen, these stories muse on the power of sisterhood, dwelling on the importance of family and chosen family alike. Here’s a look at some of the Frozen-inspired stories Disney animators brought to life.
Cipriana & TK Wonder Quann
Cipriana’s Mantra: “It is the bonds with one another that make us stronger individuals. They can reveal our greatest strength, encourage us to achieve the impossible and to value self-worth even when we have not recognized our own.”
TK’s Mantra: “Strong apart. Stronger together.”
Twins Cipriana Quann and TK Wonder Quann are both models, writers, and champions of the natural hair movement — while running multiple additional businesses of their own. “Our Mom always said, ‘No one will love you and support you like your sister,'” TK shared. “Now I truly know she couldn’t be more right and that I was born with a gift for life.”
“Sisterhood is about helping each other to manifest dreams into reality, even when you doubt yourself,” Cipriana muses. “Sisterhood has shown me how worthy I am of love, in return recognizing the worth and love of others.”
Corianna & Brianna Dotson
Mantra: “When you have a dream and passion it’s important to understand that there will be challenges. We like to look at all of the challenges as part of the bigger story that we are creating to share and inspire the world.”
Twins Corianna and Brianna Dotson are the founders of Coco and Breezy eyewear, and partner in music and modeling too. “Being twins, our parents always told us to stick together,” they shared with Disney. “Growing up, we got bullied and we don’t know how we would have gotten through it if we didn’t have each other. We have always had each other’s backs. We have always shared the same passions and dreams.”
Danielle & Jodie Snyder
Danielle’s Mantra: “Take chances and enjoy the journey.”
Jodi’s Mantra: “I’ve always loved the notion that lighting someone else’s candle doesn’t take away light from your own. May we continue to light each other’s lights and make the world brighter.”
Danielle Snyder and Jodi Snyder are co-founders of jewelry brand Dannijo and have been in business together for over a decade. Older sister Jodi says this about their relationship: “She’s been my best friend since the day she arrived, and 34 years later we‘re still inseparable. We’ve always had this amazing connection and balance that only we understand.”
“Sister relationships are so powerful and complex that one can only truly understand as a close sister,” Danielle adds. “That’s the magic of sisters — we’re so intertwined.”
Dani’s Mantra: “For others to love you, you must be able to love yourself.”
Dani Song is a fashion and lifestyle entrepreneur who often collaborates with her sister. “From the very beginning, my sister and many other “It” girls ruled Instagram and I would compare myself to their style and looks,” Song confessed to Disney. “But through this dark time, my sister was always there for me to be my constant…She gave me the confidence to be me and made me realize that my uniqueness makes me who I am.”
Becca McCharen Tran
Becca’s Mantra: “On Chromat runways you see curves, cellulite, and scars worn proudly. We are a runway show, yes — but we are also a celebration.”
Becca McCharen Tran is the founder of inclusive swimwear brand Chromat. Her desire to foster a diverse sisterhood is woven into everything she does: “Empowering our community is the goal of everything we do at Chromat,” Becca explained. “Working alongside so many creatives who are challenging the status quo has also opened up a deeper self-acceptance and confidence within myself. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the support and encouragement of my community.”