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SONGWRITERS: DISNEY WOULD NOT ALLOW “GOD” IN FROZEN

April 29, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Christian fundamentalists who have boycotted all things Disney, including what they call “gay-friendly” celebrations at its theme parks and, most recently, the movie Noah, were handed new ammunition to resume their attack on Monday. Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the Oscar-winning songwriters behind Frozen said that the studio would not allow them to use the word “God” in any of the tunes that they wrote for it. “It’s funny. One of the only places you have to draw the line at Disney is with religious things, the word God,” Anderson-Lopez said on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross. Gross pointed out that perhaps one of the reasons Disney execs worried about using the word in their music was that Robert Lopez was a co-writer of The Book of Mormon, the musical satire about the Mormon Church. Lopez interjected that “it’s as equally a satire of Disney as it is of the Mormon faith.”