‘Frozen’ Director Apologizes To Parents For ‘Let It Go’

Justin Streight - Author

Dec. 14 2014, Updated 5:21 a.m. ET

It has been over a year since Frozen debuted, and many children are still singing Let It Go… over and over again. Needless to say, this is leaving some parents with icy attitudes towards the movie’s creators.

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Frozen director Jennifer Lee explained parents’ declining enthusiasm for the hit movie and its Oscar winning song.

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“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!'”

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Let It Go has been a social phenomenon, leaving few places to escape. The song is the creation of married song-writing team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez and was recorded by singer Idina Menzel. Let It Go went on to win a Oscar, but may be more important are the imitators.

A ton of famous comedians have parodied or spoofed the hit including Ellen DeGeneres and Kristen Wiig. Jimmy Fallon, Idina Menzel and the Roots even covered the song using classroom instruments.

And if that wasn’t enough to keep children remembering and singing Let It Go, remember there’s actually two versions of the song to enjoy. For when the original Idina Menzel version gets old and peaceful silence starts to return to the home, there’s also the Pop-version sung by Demi Lovato.

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According to Fox News, Demi Lovato performed a heart-wrenching rendition of Let It Go for the Royal Variety Performance in London just last month. She released the pop version of the song as a single last October, making it available to all young kids with access to their parent’s iTunes accounts.

Still, Jennifer Lee remembers the positive effects Frozen and its sound track have had on children, especially young girls. She explained to the Hollywood Reporter that the characters have served as a source of inspiration for her 11-year-old daughter who has suffered from bullying.

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“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.”

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Her daughter actually sings the middle verse for the other incredibly addictive Frozen song Do You Want To Build A Snowman?

The director also revealed that a Frozen 2 is in the works. But after the Let It Go lesson, parents might hesitate before grabbing the soundtrack to that particular sequel.

[Image Credit: Walt Disney Studios]


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