Frozen Slams The Door On Two Oscars for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song
At last night’s Oscars, Disney’s hit movie Frozen stood its ground and took home two Oscars for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song. Frozen, which tells a story of the love of two sisters, competed against Dreamworks Animation SKG’s “The Croods,” Universal Pictures’ “Despicable Me 2,” Hayao Miyazaki’s “The Wind Rises,” and French animation film “Ernest & Celestine.”
During Menzel’s performance her nerves showed through as she had a bit of trouble with a few notes. When talking to AFP on the Red Carpet, Menzel admitted “If I wasn’t nervous, something would be a little off.”
The song was written by Robert Lopez and his wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, who chatted with the Philippine news channel ABS-CBN about how they came up with the idea for “Let It Go.”
“We’ve been listening to Alan Menken and all the other Disney composers. We really wanted to join the canon. We’re really, really glad that the song caught on like this. The album is now No. 1 in the country.”
“Let It Go” has inspired more voice-over soundtracks then Mickey Mouse has friends and has inspired everything from makeup and hair tutorials to fashion tips. It seems like every little girl wants to be Elsa or Anna.
The song writing duo wrote all of the music for the sound track along with several songs which didn’t make it into the film. We are sure that you will see some of these song integrated into the Broadway show which has already started to be created.
At a funny moment, “Grease” actor John Travolta mispronounced Idiza Menzel’s name as she came out on stage for her “Let It Go” performance. He called her “wickedly talented” referring to her starring role in the hit Broadway musical “Wicked,” but when pronouncing her name it sounded something like “Adele Naseem.”
Overall Disney had a great night at the 86th Academy Awards even though Mickey Mouse failed once again to bring home an Oscar for the Short Film Get A Horse!