Taipei resident Nicole Chen is suing Disney for $250 million after claiming the plot for the global hit Frozen – in which a magical queen goes on an journey with a talking snowman to find her sister after accidentally freezing her kingdom – is based on her own life.
Miss Chen feels that although she has been living at home with her parents for most her adult life and doesn’t have a job at the moment, she feels that she had the idea and essence conveyed in an art piece she did when she was 24 while attending Art College in Taipei entitled Frozen Snowman. Miss Chen told Peanut’s Daily:
If you look at my sculpture and then look at the movie side by side it’s pretty clear it’s a total rip off. I’m actually surprised at how blatant they are and I am pretty confident they will want to settle out of court.
- The setting is a village surrounded by snow-covered mountains
- It features a story about two sisters who love each other
- They are brought closer together by a terrible accident
- The older sister accidentally hurts the younger sister
- Both sisters experience personal tragedy
- Younger sister falls in love
- There is a theme of betrayal
- One sister becomes recluse
- There is a moon setting
- There are open doors and gates
- There are two male characters: Hans and Cristoff in her book; Hans and Kristoff in the movie. (This is, to be fair, a little weird.)
Will Disney confess they have allegedly stolen Ms. Chen story? Will the lawsuit be settled out of court? Coming soon…
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