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An author named Isabella TaniKumi has filed a $250 million suit against the Walt Disney Company saying that Frozen was not actually based on the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale, The Snow Queen, but her 2010 autobiography about growing up in Peru.
Yes, this woman claims Frozen stole her life story.
This is crazy for two reasons: 1) The obvious, and 2) Did Isabella just see Frozen? How is she only getting around to it now? Is that even possible? The movie has literally been everywhere.
There have been discrepancies in the details, with some outlets saying the plagiarized book is eBook Yearnings of the Heart (the only title listed under Isabella’s name on Amazon) and others say it is Living My Truth under a pseudonym, L. Amy Gonzalez.
Since we could find neither an L. Amy Gonzalez nor a book called Living My Truth anywhere on the internet (which would seemingly make it a bit hard to plagiarize), we’ll use Yearings of the Heart as a reference.
According to the suit, Frozen copied the story, characters, and plot from her autobiography. Let’s reflect briefly on the essential story, characters, and plot of Frozen:
A talking snowman.
A sister with magic powers.
A town cursed with eternal winter.
Now let’s look at the summary for Yearings of the Heart:
So, she also has a sister?