It used to be cute. Watching little kids belt out the Frozen theme song, ‘Let It Go.’ A year after the movie was in theaters? Adults are either close to committing themselves or are thankful for the fact they don’t have kids.
Parents are getting a quasi-apology from Frozen director, Jennifer Lee. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, she made light of the Frozen craze. “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!'”
In reality, Jennifer Lee has 1.27 billion reasons to not apologize. That was the box office haul for Frozen. It earned her an Oscar for best animated film, and ‘Let It Go’ took home the Oscar for best song.
Also, Jennifer Lee is leaving the parents all over the world a small present. She’s teamed up with Disney to create Frozen Fever, an animated short that will appear before Disney’s live-action movie, Cinderella.
If that’s not enough to get you buying earplugs, there’s always the rumored Frozen sequel. Idina Menzel, the singer behind ‘Let it Go’ hinted at the possible sequel and her desire to work on it. Disney is trying to squelch the rumors, but just look at the box office. $1.27 billion. Yeah, I’d make a sequel too.
Get ready parents. If the animated short spawns another hit song, you could be stuck in a constant state of Frozen for years to come.