VIDEO: Frozen 2’s “Into the Unknown” and “Show Yourself” in Sign Language (ASL)!

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Into The Unknown Elsa

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Frozen 2‘s anthem “Into the Unknown” has led the film soundtrack to unprecedented success. The song was covered by Panic! At The Disco, as well as translated into almost thirty different world languages. Challenging “Into the Unkown” for soundtrack supremacy is the equally epic song “Show Yourself.”

While the internet may debate which song the fan-favorite, we’ve found both “Into the Unknown” and “Show Yourself” in American Sign Language (ASL)!

“Into the Unknown” in Sign Language

Inside the Magic recently discovered a YouTube video that shows one mom translating “Into the Unknown” into sign language. This is the first ASL translation of the new Frozen song (that we know of).

In the video description, YouTuber TerpTastic1 simply states, “My daughter and I are obsessed with this song, so I decided to give it a go. This one is for Kennedy!” This is her only video.

You can watch the video here:

“Show Yourself” in Sign Language

Digging deeper after finding “Into the Unknown,” Inside the Magic discovered videos of “Show Yourself” also translated into ASL.

Related: VIDEO: Captain America speaking to a Disneyland guest in sign language is just wonderful

Taking on this translation is a YouTuber Michelle Nedboy who explains in the video description, “Hello! This is my first ASL song video, so I apologize if I got anything wrong or if my signing came out too blurry. For context, this was my final video project for my ASL 2 class 🙂 Enjoy!”

You can watch the video here:

Singing in Sign Language 

Sign Language “Singing” is a dance where the body and hand movements in Sign Language Signing have an objective: literal translation along with the emotions they portray. But also like a dance, there can be different interpretations. Each movement is timed with the music, and just like each spoken word’s length is determined by the measured notes, so too is each hand movement. Lip syncing is also often incorporated

This is not the first Frozen song in Sign Language

“Into the Unknown” is just the latest song of the Frozen franchise to be translated into ASL. Other classics like “Let it Go,” “Do You Want to Build A Snowman,” and “Love is an Open Door” have also been translated into ASL in fun, beautiful YouTube videos.

Disney has also taken personal ownership of providing translations to the songs. ASL translators have also been seen incorporated in the Frozen Sing-a-long at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, adding that extra-magical inclusive touch.

Are you or is someone you know hearing-impaired and use ASL? Is there anything incorrect about these translations? Let us know in the comments!

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