[115] When Frozen co-director Jennifer Lee was asked about the purported gay undertones, she stated that the film's meaning was open to interpretation: "I feel like once we hand the film over, it belongs to the world, so I don't like to say anything, and let the fans talk. [227][228], In 2018, Asian-American singer-songwriter Nadya Sudjaja produced a cover version of the song in Bahasa Indonesian entitled 'Lepaskan' incorporating eclectic sounds from Southeast Asia. For the "Character LOS" motion poster. (...) Menzel should be credited for providing as much power and passion to this performance as she did in her most famous role. In the final version of the film, Elsa is no longer a villain with a snowman army but a protagonist who sings Let It Go while constructing her own ice castle in a scene that's been viewed well over 100 million times. It is the first song from a Disney animated musical to reach the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 since 1995, when Vanessa L. Williams' "Colors of the Wind" from Pocahontas peaked at number four on the chart. Demi Lovato, Idina Menzel and Disney are being sued over the Frozen song ‘Let It Go’. Best Motion Poster Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures The Refinery. "[40], When it came to animating Elsa's scenes for the song, Lopez and Anderson-Lopez insisted on the particular detail that Elsa should slam the palace doors on the audience at the song's end, which they acknowledged was similar to the ending of the Broadway musical Sweeney Todd. [24] Back at their home studio, they composed the rest of the song by alternating between improvising melodies on a piano and brainstorming lyrics on a whiteboard, and finished it within a single day. [citation needed], Actress Maisie Williams sang the song in an Audi commercial that aired during the broadcast of Super Bowl LIV in early February 2020. Frozen is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Just what it would feel like. '"[32] She also disclosed that Disney Animation's Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter (who served as executive producer for Frozen) was so taken with "Let It Go" that he played her original demo of the song in his car for months. From the outside Elsa looks poised, regal a… It was later released as a single,[2][3] being promoted to adult contemporary radio by Walt Disney Records in January 2014. The song was performed in its original show-tune version in the film by American actress and singer Idina Menzel in her vocal role as Queen Elsa . [100], By spring 2014, many journalists had observed that after watching Frozen, numerous young children in the United States were becoming unusually obsessed with the film's music, and with "Let It Go" in particular. [225], Norwegian YouTube singer Per Fredrik Pellek Asly or "PelleK", covered a power metal version of the Lovato version of the song on December 16, 2013, collecting more than 5 million views. The song is also Menzel's first single to reach the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making her the first Tony Award winner for acting to ever reach the top 10. [28][29][30], For each song they created, including "Let It Go", Anderson-Lopez and Lopez recorded a demo in their studio, then emailed it to the Disney Animation production team in Burbank for discussion at their next videoconference. Disney comments Leave a comment [45], Besides the original English version, Disney Character Voices International arranged for Frozen to be dubbed into another 41 languages and dialects worldwide, to which 3 more versions were added in the following years, raising the number of official versions to 44. Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Soundtrack: Frozen. "[17] When interviewed in January 2014 by John August and Aline Brosh McKenna, Frozen director Jennifer Lee gave her recollection of the song's conception: "Bobby and Kristen said they were walking in Prospect Park and they just started talking about what would it feel like [to be Elsa]. [52][53][54] At the annual meeting of the shareholders of the Walt Disney Company on March 18, 2014 in Portland, Oregon, chairman and chief executive officer Bob Iger praised the team who did "an incredible job casting fantastic international talent so that Frozen truly belongs to the world," then showed the entire multi-language video clip of "Let It Go" to the assembled shareholders. The song was performed in its original show-tune version in the film by American actress and singer Idina Menzel in her vocal role as Queen Elsa. [181] While Menzel's version is performed in the key of A-flat major[25] and a tempo of 137 beats per minute, Lovato's version is performed in the key of G major and a tempo of 140 beats per minute, with her vocal range spanning between G3 and E5. Lopez explained that they wanted that feeling of how "this character doesn't need us anymore," because he had always loved that feeling "when a character just kind of malevolently looks at you and slams a door in your face," although in the final version, Elsa's facial expression ended up as more of a "sly smile". [4][5] Anderson-Lopez and Lopez also composed a simplified pop version (with shorter lyrics and background chorus) which was performed by actress and singer Demi Lovato over the start of the film's closing credits. [citation needed], Lea Michele covered the song as her character Rachel Berry in the Glee sixth-season premiere episode "Loser Like Me". "Let It Go" reached the top five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and won both the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2014 and the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media in 2015. However, it was Disney’s Frozen that put him under the spotlight. [185] On November 13, 2014, she performed the song at the 2014 Royal Variety Performance. The song is in quadruple meter, and has a fast tempo of around 137 beats per minute (allegro). Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez selected American singer and former Disney Channel star Demi Lovato, who also appears on Disney's Hollywood Records roster, to cover the song on the soundtrack album. Oscar-nominated song Let It Go from Disney's Frozen is a showstopper. Both the film and the song Let It Go were received favorably by critics and fans worldwide. [19][23], "Let It Go" is a power ballad in the key of A-flat major overall, but begins in the relative minor (F minor). Frozen was definitely the movie of the year this year, it inspired countless covers of "Let It Go" and the lead character Elsa, was a nice addition to Disney's modern day princesses. 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Let It Go" is a song from Disney's 2013 animated feature film Frozen, whose music and lyrics were composed by husband-and-wife songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. "[23] Lopez was able to improvise the song's first four lines on the spot. 'Let It Go' was made famous by Idina Menzel, who sang the track in her vocal role as Queen Elsa in the huge 2013 movie, 'Frozen.'. Fearless optimist Anna teams up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven and sets off on an epic journey to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. [33], Once approved, the song's piano-vocal score, along with the rest of their work for Frozen, was eventually forwarded to arranger Dave Metzger at his home studio in Salem, Oregon, who orchestrated their work into a lush sound suitable for recording by a full orchestra[34] at the Eastwood Scoring Stage on the Warner Bros. studio lot in Burbank at the end of July 2013. 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