'Let It Go' turns 9! Disney dropped the ICONIC 'Frozen' soundtrack album ALMOST a decade ago
'Frozen' is considered Disney's best-animated film since the studio's renaissance era
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Throwback Thursday much? No one can 'let it go' when one of the iconic Disney movies' soundtracks albums turns nine. 'Frozen's album has been labeled as 'one of the greatest music albums' of all Princess movies. The songs for 'Frozen' were written and composed by the husband-and-wife songwriting team of Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, both of whom had previously worked with Disney Animation on 'Winnie the Pooh,' and before that, with Disney Parks on 'Finding Nemo' - (The Musical). Although, the actors who voiced their characters mostly sang their songs.
Regardless, Lopez and Anderson-Lopez were aware of the fact that their work would be compared to that of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman from the Disney Renaissance era, and whenever they felt lost, they asked "What would Ashman do?" In the end, they wrote 25 songs for the film, of which eight made it into the final version. One song ('For the First Time in Forever') had a reprise and the other ('Let It Go') was covered by Demi Lovato over the final credits, for a total of ten songs. However out of those, seven of the 17 did not make it and were later released on the deluxe edition soundtrack.
It spent 13 weeks at number 1 on the Billboard 200 and spawned hits 'Let it go', 'Do You Want To Build A Snowman?', 'For the first time in forever' and 'Love is an open door'. It’s certified 4x Platinum by the RIAA, but that's not all, after 'Let it go' from ‘Frozen’ was released, the track peaked at the fifth spot on the Hot 100. It also won ‘Best Original Song’ at the Oscars and ‘Best Song Written for Visual Media at the Grammys. 'Frozen' was vastly praised for its visuals, screenplay, themes, music, and voice acting; according to some film critics 'Frozen' is considered Disney's best-animated film since the studio's renaissance era. Let's be real audience still can't seem to let go of the movie, however, 'Frozen' received two awards at the 86th Academy Awards and numerous other accolades.
Although, at the time of its theatrical run, the film was a significant commercial success, earning 1.280 billion dollars in worldwide box office revenue, overtaking 'Toy Story 3' to become the highest-grossing animated film of all time, and carried its position until it was overtaken by the remake of one of the Disney classics' 'The Lion King' in 2019. 'Frozen' also became the fifth highest-grossing film of all time and the highest-grossing film of 2013. Not too bad for a children's movie, right?
The iconic Disney film is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale 'The Snow Queen' of 1844. The sister bond-centric movie is directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, written by Buck, Lee, and Shane Morris, and produced by Peter Del Vecho. The film stars the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff, and Santino Fontana. Although it is highly unlikely, in case you haven't heard about the film, the movie tells the story of Princess Anna (Kristen Bell) as she teams up with an iceman, his reindeer, and a snowman to find her estranged sister Elsa, whose icy powers have inadvertently trapped their kingdom in eternal winter.
However, you can watch the tale of the two sisters fighting for love on Disney+.