Let’s face it – Frozen is one of the most popular Disney animated films since The Lion King – and it’s big hit ‘Let It Go’ just makes it ever so difficult to, well, let it go… out of your head.
Now, Demi Lovato‘s name has been brought into a major copyright lawsuit surrounding mega kiddie hit.
Singer Jaime Ciero is suing Lovato along with Disney and Idina Manzel over the movie’s signature hit – the fifth biggest-selling song of 2013 – claiming it ripped off his 2008 song ‘Volar’.
Demi sang the single version released with the soundtrack while actress Idina Manzel performed the version that features in the Disney film.
‘Volar’ was released five years before ‘Let It Go’ featured in the animated blockbuster, which earned over 1 billion dollars at the box office worldwide.
TMZ have broken the news, revealing that Ciero believes his song and the Disney hit share “note combinations, structures, hooks, melodies, lyrics, themes, production and textures.”
He is reportedly seeking a share of the movie’s profits, which happens to be one of the highest grossing of all time – making almost $1.3billion at the box office off its $150 million budget.
If Ciero wins the case then he would make millions upon millions as TMZ report he “wants profits from the movie, the music, the marketing… you name it.”