Let It Go
"Let It Go" (レット・イット・ゴー 〜ありのままで〜 Retto Itto Gō ~Ari no mama de~ , lit. "Let It Go ~As I Am~") is a song featured in Kingdom Hearts III. It is sung by Elsa, queen of Arendelle, as an expression of her newfound feeling of freedom after revealing her ice powers that she had kept hidden for so long.
The song, composed by husband-and-wife song writing team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and performed in English by Idina Menzel and in Japanese by Takako Matsu, originated from Disney's 2013 animated feature film Frozen. It won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2014. The version used in Kingdom Hearts III was lifted directly from the movie, and used in an almost shot-for-shot pre-rendered recreation of the film's sequence.
Kingdom Hearts III
- Arendelle: "The Ice Palace"
Japanese rōmaji lyrics
- The in-game recreation of the Let It Go sequence carries over an animation error that was present in the original movie: when Elsa lets her hair down and drapes her braid over the front of her shoulder, it appears to phase through her shoulder entirely. This was intentionally retained in the movie by the animators, as the complexity of her rig was such that the alternative option would have distorted her braid. The game version instead obscures the error by changing the camera angle at that moment.
- There is a single frame rendering error which displays "Arnold" when Elsa says "what they're going to say".