Woman Sues Disney for $250 Million, Claims ‘Frozen’ Is Based on Her Life
Did Disney actually base the plot of 'Frozen' not on Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale 'The Snow Queen,' but on a Peruvian author's life story? According to TMZ, that's what Isabella Tanikumi is claiming in a whopping $250 million lawsuit against the Walt Disney Company.
According to the site, Tanikumi is suing Disney based on her strong belief that they plagiarized 'Yearnings of the Heart,' her 2010 autobiography about growing up in the Andes Mountains, and turned it into the beloved classic film. TMZ reports that the author claims that Disney "plagiarized and copied the story, characters, and plots from her book" and transformed it into 'Frozen.' Hmmm.
"This is a compelling, introspective account of the life of Isabella TaniKumi, who takes her readers on a journey through various phases of her remarkable life -- from her family’s survival during the devastating earthquake of 1970 in Huaraz, Peru, to the trials of overcoming heartbreaks of her youth," the description says. "Conquering personal insecurities led to exploring the reaches of her intellect while facing the tragic, and untimely death of her beloved sister, Laura."
The book may be an inspirational and moving read, but we have to side-eye the claims that it was stolen and turned into 'Frozen.'
PopCrushers and 'Frozen' fans, what do you think?