At this time last year, "Frozen," Disney Animation Studio's icy adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen," was still on its way to becoming a box office phenomenon and marketing juggernaut. The movie had just opened in theaters a month before and the accolades and box office had yet to pile up (eventually the film would become the first animated feature to cross the $1 billion mark, become the most successful animated film ever and pick up a pair of Oscars, including one for Best Animated Feature). Now, "Frozen" is everywhere: the annual Disney Christmas day parade has been renamed the "Frozen" Celebration, the Disneyland castle now gets "Frozen" every night, workers are currently toiling away on turning EPCOT's Norway pavilion into a "Frozen"-themed attraction, and in March, a short film spin-off, "Frozen Fever," debuts in front of Disney's live action "Cinderella." Things have changed for the film's co-director and screenwriter Jennifer Lee, too.

As she tells the Hollywood Reporter, her interaction with parents has even taken on a different tenor. "A year ago, I'd meet people who, when they found out who I was, they'd say, 'Oh, we love the songs! We sing them all the time.' Now they're like, 'Yep, we're still listening to those songs,'" laughs Lee. "I've gone from, 'Thank you,' to, 'Sorry!'" (Clearly, Lee is not taking responsibility for the "sing along" version of the movie that was released on DVD earlier this month... see below.)

But you know what, when the songs are as good as they are in "Frozen," can you really blame little kids for wanting to listen to them over and over and over again? Or maybe the better question is: Do you want to build a snowman?
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