Let it go, let it gooooooo …. Turn away and slam the door. I don't care what they're going to say. Let the storm rage on … the cold never bothered me anyway … Oh, I'm sorry, did you just manage to get Disney's Frozen soundtrack out of your head and now it's firmly burrowed back in there like the needle-toothed, all-consuming earworm it is? Don't even bother getting mad at me, because things are about to get worse. Much, much worse.
If you took your kid to Frozen, reluctantly bought the soundtrack afterwards, then deeply regretted that decision after hearing "Do You Wanna Build a Snowman" for the eleventy-frillionth time, you are going to be THRILLED to hear that you'll soon have the chance to re-experience every single blessed song from that movie. In the theaters. Again. Because Disney has announced they're releasing a sing-along version of the animated musical starting January 31st.
Yes. A SING-ALONG VERSION.
Prompted by the insane response to the Frozen soundtrack, Disney is rolling out a special version of the movie with on-screen lyrics to more than 1,000 theaters. According to Walt Disney Studios executive vice president Dave Hollis,
‘Frozen’ fans have embraced the film’s original songs and its soundtrack with such passion—there are countless YouTube videos from people singing songs like ‘Let It Go’—we decided to create a version that would celebrate that enthusiasm. It’s a great opportunity for families to get together and have some fun with these songs.”
I know what you're thinking: will there be any sort of handy visual indication as to which lyric I should be belting out next? The answer, thankfully, is yes: a "magical bouncing snowflake" will lead audience members through each word.
Boy, imagine sitting in a packed theater with scores of children and overly-enthusiastic adults singing "For the First Time in Forever" together. (Don’t know if I’m elated or gassy …) Doesn't it sound like a dream come true? Aren't you lunging for your wallet right now in order to pre-purchase your ticket? Isn't it going to be FANTASTIC to permanently seal every last one of those songs into your brain-folds forever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever???
In conclusion, life as you know it is over. But it'll be okay, Disney will take good care of you. You'll have lots of merchandising options. Don't try and resist. Just … let it go.
Will you be attending a Frozen sing-along in a theater near you?
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