Disney being Sued for Copyright Infringement Over Song From ‘Frozen 2’


Musician Daniel Grigson is suing The Walt Disney Company, plus songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, for copyright infringement over the song “Some Things Never Change” from the Frozen II soundtrack.

Grigson’s lawsuit claims symphony conductor Robert Tomaro found several significant similarities between “That Girl” and “Some Things Never Change,” including their melodic structure, rhythm sections, and chord progressions. The chorus of “That Girl” also focuses on the lyric “some people never change.”

His band Neccos for Breakfast released “That Girl” in 1999. The complaint said the song was streamed over 100,000 times on the business-music platform Trusonic through 2014 and is still available on other streaming platforms.

Grigson said the songs’ similarities were striking enough that it “caught him off guard” when he took his wife and children to see “Frozen II” in 2019.

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Grigson told the court that he runs an educational nonprofit called the Sprout Experience and has a “very public history of writing original music for and with children.”

“His 11-year-old daughter leaned over to him and said ‘Dad, Disney took your song,'” the lawsuit notes, per Reuters.

With that, he started seeking damages and profits Disney made from the song. He also urged the company to stop using it.

Representatives for Disney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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