If you walked out of the theater thinking that Disney's latest blockbuster animated film, Frozen, had Broadway show written all over it, you weren't alone. The Golden Globe winner for best animated film, Frozen seemed destined for the Great White Way as soon as Idina Mendel belted out the first notes of "Let It Go" (and if your kids don't already have you playing on repeat, they will soon!). And now the studio head says they're already in discussions to make it a reality.
The runaway hit film — it's already grossed $669 million and is Disney's top-ranked animation debut of all time — is attracting children and adult audiences alike, and unlike Disney's typical princess fare, its gaining fans across gender lines. Loosely based on the Danish fairy tale Snedronningen, aka The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen, Frozen is the story of estranged sisters who must overcome one's unusual powers to turn everything she touches into ice.
The flick seems like an obvious choice for a Disney Broadway show, following in the footsteps of The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and The Lion King, who've all made the transition and brought a whole new generation of tots to their first Broadway shows. Disney begins previews of Aladdin next month.
In case that earworm "Let It Go" isn't already in your ear, here it is in all of its glory!