Frozen 2 has arrived and with it, a cute new Disney creature that is almost certainly guaranteed to capture the hearts of children everywhere. It’s an adorable, snow-licking salamander named Bruni, and yeah, you better get ready to buy a Frozen 2 toy version of him for your kids this holiday season. Only thing is, Bruni is almost impossible to find because he’s not present in most of the character merch sets.
Weirdly, Disney hasn't gone Bruni-crazy in terms of merch. But we do dig this bean bag salamander.
TBH, we very much dig this Bruni long-sleeved shirt.
The new Frozen movie has Elsa embarking on some kind of quest to make sure her magical powers don’t go too far and making many of us think that is is a remix of an X-Men storyline. But as far as children are concerned this is all brand new, including the cute lizard thing, which is actually a salamander who eats snow.
Here's a great T-shirt featuring ... Bruni.
Your phone loves Bruni too? No judgments here, but get thyself this Bruni PopSocket.
Here’s what the official Disney press release says about this critter: “Curious and cute, this salamander [Bruni] inhabits the Enchanted Forest. Though shy at first, Bruni can’t help but be drawn to Elsa’s icy magic and enjoys the cool snowflake treats she creates.”
— CinemaBlend (@CinemaBlend) September 23, 2019
While this is clearly another case of mandatory Disney cuteness (they even describe the character as “cute” not even allowing you to make up your mind about it!) it’s also possible that this salamander is actually and legitimately cute. Let’s face it, Olaf the snowman probably wasn’t really cutting it in the cute department by himself because he’s so obviously annoying. So, Disney had to up their game with Bruni. Is he basically like the Porgs of Frozen 2? Sure, but that’s okay.
Also, in case you’re wondering, we checked to see if you could buy a Bruni at the Dinsey Store already. Answer: You can’t. YET.
Frozen 2 is out everywhere on November 22, 2019.