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Woman claims Frozen is based on her life, Disney tells her to 'let it go'

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A woman is suing Disney for US$250 million (S$318.7 million), because she thinks they used her autobiography as the basis for the worldwide hit Frozen. 

Writer Isabella Tanikumi's 2010 biography Living My Truth tells of her time growing up in the Andean mountains in Peru. 

According to E! Online, Tanikumi - who also goes by the name L Amy Gonzalez - claims that Disney "copied the feeling, story, characters and plot from her original work". 

In the suit, she offers 18 examples of Disney "stealing" from her book, including location, characters, names and the relationship between two sisters.

Comparisons

She makes comparisons between the setting of the story - a small town near a mountain - and where she grew up, the small town of Huaraz at the base of snow-covered mountains in Peru. 

Like the movie's beloved characters Anna and Elsa, Tanikumi and her older sister also "had opposite hair colours" and "shared a deep love for one another". 

The best part of this story, though, is what a Disney spokesman said when asked by CNN to comment: "This is beyond ridiculous, she needs to let it go."

Frozen is the highest-grossing animated film of all time, raking in US$1.27 billion worldwide since its release last year. 

Once more with feeling ...

 

 

Sources: E! Online, CNN

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