Disney animated film “Frozen” is still finding box office success after several months in release. One of the main reasons the movie is so popular is its music.
The soundtrack to “Frozen” even bumped Beyonce down the charts last month to become only the fourth soundtrack to an animated movie to top the Billboard 200 charts in history. After many fans uploaded their own versions of the movie’s songs to Youtube, Disney has now released a sing-along version of the film in select theaters that has also been successful.
In interviews with JSR, several local students gave their opinions about why the soundtrack is popular.
“The soundtrack really brings out the emotions of the characters,” said Reagan Lee, a freshman at Van Nuys High School.
David Lee, a senior at the Los Angeles Academic for Enriches Studies (LACES) said similarly, “The reason why the ‘Frozen’ soundtrack gained so much popularity is because the lyrics speak from the heart of the characters. The audience is able to understand the emotion that the characters feel through the songs.”
Not only does the soundtrack catch the heart of these teenagers, but it also has significant impact on the younger demographic group that Disney movies typically target.
“My younger sister likes the song ‘Let it Go’ from ‘Frozen’ because the song is kind of moody and mellow,” said Lance Hong, a freshman at Sunny Hills High School.
“Let it Go” has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. If the song wins, songwriter Robert Lopez will become only 12th person to join the so-called EGOT club of those who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Academy Award, and a Tony. The ceremony will take place on March 2.