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Aladdin, Elsa, and Moana Speak Icelandic Again

By Gréta Sigríður Einarsdóttir

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Streaming service Disney+ has made some popular Disney films available with Icelandic dubbing, Vísir reports. Earlier this year, Education Minister Lilja Alfreðsdóttir and actor Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson called for the company’s films to be made available with Icelandic dubbing and now, films like Aladdín (Aladdin), Ísöld (Ice Age) and Herkúles (Hercules) are available in Icelandic.

Jóhannes Haukur criticised Disney+ on Twitter earlier this year for making the content available in Iceland but only in English, despite the existence of Icelandic dubbing.

Minister for Education and Culture Lilja Alfreðsdóttir responded to the subsequent discussion by reaching out to Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek, challenging them to make the films available in Icelandic. The company responded positively, stating that in a few months’ time, popular films such as The Lion King, Toy Story, Frozen, Wall-E, Cars, and Coco would be available with Icelandic dubbing.

Today, at least ten Disney films are available in Icelandic: Aladdín, Ísöld, Vaiana, Hin Ótrúlegu (the Incredibles), Zootropolis, Bílar, Ríó 2 og Epic as well as Soul, which for a long time was the only film on the streaming service available in Icelandic.

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