Disney’s animated feature “Frozen” may have raked in over a billion dollars worldwide, but not everyone involved with making the film is reaping the rewards.
Actress Spencer Lacey Ganus, the 15-year-old who voiced teenage Elsa, received a measly one-day guaranteed payment of $US926.20, reports TMZ, who obtained a copy of Ganus’ contract because it has to be filed with the courts since she is still a minor.
Ganus did only have a few lines in the film, as another actresses voiced young Elsa and Idina Menzel was the voice of grown-up Elsa.
But Disney is no stranger to controversy over how much they pay their voice talent.
In 1992, Robin Williams was paid
Williams agreed to the fee “for my children,” but told Disney, “I just don’t want to sell anything — as in Burger King, as in toys, as in stuff.”
After Disney proceeded to use Williams’ voice in promo materials leading to a decade-long feud, the actor snarked, “You realise now when you work for Disney why the mouse has only four fingers — because he can’t pick up a check.”
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