You have seen all the Pixar or Disney greats (or both, since the Mouse bought Pixar). You have fallen in love with the characters. You may have caught yourself singing a couple of those songs in the shower.
And then came Frozen.
Whatever the reason, this billion-dollar blockbuster continues to charm as many minds as it makes into mush. So the director of the colossal animated hit did what any big-time Hollywood director would do…
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Jennifer Lee is a conflicted Hollywood type. She’s becoming a victim of her own success, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“A year ago, I’d meet people who, when they found out who I was, they’d say, ‘Oh, we love the songs! We sing them all the time.’ Now they’re like, ‘Yep, we’re still listening to those songs.’ I’ve gone from, ‘Thank you,’ to, ‘Sorry!'”
The song “Let it Go” has been covered and parodied. It has inspired fancy wedding dresses and even training bras. And yes, there’s a sequel coming. There is no hope of the ice melting, so what’s a girl to do? What else: Focus on her daughter and collect the cash.
Did you know that her daughter actually sings the middle verse for “Do You Want To Build A Snowman”? Lee also told The Hollywood Reporter that her daughter, who has suffered from bullying, drew inspiration from the film:
“I was bullied a lot as a kid, too, so we try to look at the world like Anna and Elsa do — how they question, ‘Is who I am OK?’ — but always manage to be true to themselves.”
Authenticity is hard to achieve when people are suing Disney because ‘Frozen’ was “their life story,” but perhaps the sequel will be a little more rooted in reality.