Frozen’s release in 2013 saw it become a blockbuster hit as a family-friendly film with a soundtrack that your brain still plays on repeat whenever it gets the chance.
When Snow Queen Elsa flees Arendelle after accidentally plunging the kingdom into internal winter, her sister Anna sets out on a mission to try and find her and break the icy spell.
Anna enrols the help of mountaineer Kristoff and his reindeer sidekick Sven, who appear to have the perfect friendship that started when they were infant and calve, developing an unbreakable bond.
But one Frozen fan has a theory that the beginnings of their relationship wasn’t all the rainbows and butterflies it might seem – and it could change the way you watch the film forever.
Posting on Reddit, they said: “I’m probably slow but have only just noticed that in Frozen, Kristoff’s coat is made from fur. And if you look closer at the pics the fur part seems to be reindeer. I don’t think it can be wolf cos the pelt is too big.
“That makes it a bit awkward, though, that Kristoff’s best friend is a reindeer and he’s actually wearing his skin. But in the context of the story, it all fits together.
“The ice harvesters must have killed Sven’s mother, leaving a baby Sven for Kristoff to look after, and giving him the pelt to wear.
“This explains why Sven is so close to Kristoff too, and why Kristoff still wears the same pelt. The smell reminds Sven of his mum.”
Yep, the theory is that Kristoff is wearing the skin of Sven’s murdered mother.
Maybe this is even alluded to in the song Kristoff sings to Sven titled ‘Reindeers are better than people’ as Sven remains so loyal to him unaware of the real horror.
It left other fans in disbelief, as one wrote: “Kristoff in Frozen is actually wearing Sven mom’s pelt??? Omg.”
And others chose denial, as another said: “I can’t believe this theory. I mean, it’s obviously a reindeer pelt but not Sven’s mum. That’s too dark. Even for Disney!”
It’s like Bambi all over again.