North Korea has a strict policy of absolutely no foreign influence. If anyone is caught with South Korean films or music, it could mean death by execution. Last year, two North Korean teenagers, aged 16 and 17, were executed for watching and selling South Korean movies.
But even with all of the extreme rhetoric and harsh punishments, it is a little known secret that Kim Jong Un has a soft spot for one kind of foreign influence – Disney.
Despite its strict ban on outside movies and TV programs, the Kim Jong Un regime has consistently made secret exceptions for Disney. In 2012, shortly after Kim Jong Un took power, the international media were shocked when they saw performers dressed in Disney costumes entertaining him.
Kim Jong Un was enjoining the company of Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Dumbo, Snow White, and Beauty and the Beast and now, the regime has found a new use for Disney films – language learning.
Now it seems that certain elite schools for North Korean diplomats have been watching the Disney film “FROZEN” to teach children how to speak English.
So, do not be surprised if students from Segori Junior Middle School, an elite school for North Koreans, appear on YouTube singing the theme song, “Let it Go.”
BTJ missionaries have been waiting for the border to open and are hoping to bring goods into the country, including Bibles, in the next month.