It’s hard to believe that it’s been over a year now since the release of Frozen; for some it will be a distant memory, as all the “Let It Go” cover version cash-ins have stopped deluging the metaphorical pipes of YouTube. However, those with young children haven’t had it as easy. Idina Menzel‘s original version of “Let It Go,” has probably been on constant rotation non-stop since the release of the movie; so, spare them a thought – as it seems that the director Jennifer Lee has done so too.
Lee has came out and – in a rather facetious manner; or a sincerely facetious manner shall we say – apologised and offered sympathy for parents who have had to put up with spiralling gesticulations from their children, and who are can’t bear Menzel‘s original version of “Let it Go,” or any of the (…what seemed like never ending) cover versions (…Demi Lovato cashing in anyone?). This is what Lee had to say to The Hollywood Reporter about the unfortunate by-product of the songs success:
“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!’”
The quote comes from THR‘s new “Hollywood Mothers And Their Daughters” series, which is a parental-centered feature in which, if would be extremely rare to see any successful men take part in. Jennifer Lee, in addition to being a mother herself, is the first woman to direct a feature film for Disney Animation Studios, and this seems quite hard to believe considering some of the thematic elements and subject matters that are touched upon in myriad Disney features. Furthermore, not only has Lee delivered a critically acclaimed and well loved movie – the toys and frozen merchandise are hot property this Christmas; with rumours that Santa has been finding it hard to provide the supply to meet consumers demand – but, the film has earned a massive $1 billion at the Box Office.
Therefore, considering that the song had a major part in contributing to the films success and sustained longevity of its popularity (Frozen is currently the highest-grossing animated feature length film of all time), we doubt that she is that chocked up about complaining parents, who are waxing lyrical about having to put up with the numerous incarnations of the popular song; the irony or chittering children lapping up the cold weather, whilst mummies and daddies are frantically doing Christmas shopping, hitting out with such wonderful lines as: “The cold never bothered me anyway. Thankfully, parents just take it on the chin and most decide to “Let it Go.”
For anyone who has been hiding under a rock for the past year, you can check out the song – that you have no doubt heard when you’ve been out and about – below:
Via – A.V.Club