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‘Frozen was my idea!’ Kuwaiti author wants to sue Disney

The story in Muneefa Abdullah’s book is titled “The Snow Princess”

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An author in Kuwait has reportedly filed a copyright infringement suit against Disney and its hit film “Frozen” screenwriter Jennifer Lee, claiming the plot of the movie was taken from a story included in her book “New Fairy Tales.”

The story in Muneefa Abdullah’s book is titled “The Snow Princess,” according to Arab News.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Michigan, states that Abdullah “has never licensed or otherwise authorized Defendants to copy, distribute or publicly disseminate ‘New Fairy Tales’ or ‘The Snow Princess’, or make derivative works based upon them.”

“The Snow Princess” is reportedly about “a princess who possesses magical ice powers that give her the ability to turn people and objects into ice,” the lawsuit reportedly states, adding that the princess went into hiding after unintentionally awakening an evil dangerous witch with her powers.


The lawsuit states that the princess is similar to “Frozen” Princess Elsa who also “has the magical ability to turn people and objects into ice” and accidentally injured her sister with her powers, before isolating herself from others.

Beyond being Disney's top box-office hit, "Frozen" is the fifth top-grossing film of all time, according to industry tracker Box Office Mojo.