Woman suing Disney for $250 million, claiming Frozen is based on her life story
A woman is suing Disney for a reported $250 million after claiming that the studio purportedly ripped off her life story to inspire the plot of Frozen.
According to TMZ, Isabella Tanikumi has claimed that Frozen copies characters, the story and plot of her autobiography Yearnings of the Heart, which details her transition from her early life in the Andes Mountains to American culture.
The lawsuit comes despite the fact that the producers of Frozen have already stated that the film is based on Hans Christian Anderson's classic fairy story The Snow Queen.
Recently, Disney have announced that the follow-up to Frozen will be released next year in the shape of a new short film titled Frozen Fever.
Directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee will direct the new short film, which will feature a new song from Oscar winners Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez.
According to the official announcement, the film centres about a birthday party, with the logline reading: "In Frozen Fever, it's Anna's birthday and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever, but Elsa's icy powers may put more than just the party at risk."
Frozen was a box-office smash hit, raking in over $1.25 billion at the box office. It sold 3.2 million DVDs on its day of release earlier this year.