Tags: frozen | lawsuit | disney | plagiarized | autobiography

'Frozen' Lawsuit: Woman Claims Disney Plagiarized Her Autobiography

Image: 'Frozen' Lawsuit: Woman Claims Disney Plagiarized Her Autobiography
(Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images, file)

By    |   Friday, 26 Sep 2014 01:39 PM

Disney's "Frozen" is the subject of a $250 million lawsuit brought by a woman who claims the storyline was plagiarized from her 2010 autobiography that describes her life growing up in the Andean mountains of Peru.

"Frozen" is the highest-grossing animated film of all time, and is generally regarded as being based on the old Hans Christian Andersen fairytale "The Snow Queen."

Author Isabella Tanikumi, who was born L. Amy Gonzalez, says the movie is a ripoff of her book, "Living My Truth," and lists 18 examples that show similarities between her book and "Frozen." In the filing, made in the Federal District Court of New Jersey, she notes similarities in the characters' names, relationship dynamics between the characters, and more.

"I recently purchased and viewed your movie 'Frozen' with my daughter and was appalled at what I observed," Tanikumi wrote to Disney in a text accompanying the suit.

According to Fox News Latino, the crux of the "Frozen" lawsuit says that Disney copied Tanikumi's  relationship with her older sister Laura.

"Frozen's" Elsa and Anna had opposite hair colors and owned horses, just like Laura and Isabella. Isabella also had two romantic interests, Hans and Christoff, just like Anna, whose love interests were named Hans and Kristoff.

In both stories, one sister injures the other, and in both one sister dies.

Commenting on the lawsuit, Tanikumi's attorney, William T. Anastasio, told E! News that "Ms. Tanikumi is a very private individual and does not wish to be interviewed at this time. As the case moves through the Courts I am sure more information will become available concerning her claims."

Disney has not commented publicly on the case.

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
TheWire
Disney's "Frozen" is the subject of a $250 million lawsuit brought by a woman who claims the storyline was plagiarized from her 2010 autobiography that describes her life growing up in the Andean mountains of Peru.
frozen, lawsuit, disney, plagiarized, autobiography
278
2014-39-26
Friday, 26 Sep 2014 01:39 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved