Here’s a fact that will make you feel old. It’s been 20 years since The Lion King was released into theaters nationwide, and we’ve been in love with the animated tale ever since. Simba’s delightful coming-of-age story was a smash hit back in 1994, and not just because of the cute characters. The songs that drove the movie are among some of the most memorable tracks in film history.
After the success of Frozen, the brains behind Disney’s blockbuster animated film are inching closer to a potential sequel. But who will join the likes of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell and Josh Gad? VH1′s Ellie Lee spoke to Gad — the man inside Olaf, the lovable animated snowman — on the carpet at the FX Upfronts in New York. And no, they did not sing “Let It Go.”
This year, Oscar night was all about 12 Years a Slave‘s Lupita Nyong’o and Matthew McConaughey’s career makeover. But it’s also important to celebrate what those in the biz regard as a ginormous accomplishment: the EGOT. (That’s Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award). Robert Lopez is now a member of the prestigious club, thanks to his Best Original Song Oscar win for the infectious “Let It Go” from Frozen. He’s also the youngest person to ever achieve such a feat. Time to move over, Whoopi Goldberg. (Keep on working at your craft, Tracy Jordan.)