Oscars enlist 'Frozen' songwriters for a Neil Patrick Harris number
The Oscars haven’t fully let go of Frozen. The Academy announced this morning that Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez will write a number for host Neil Patrick Harris titled “Moving Pictures,” described as “an original multimedia, musical sequence.”
“We love the Oscars and have always been huge Neil Patrick Harris fans, so when he asked us to write him a song for this year’s show we said, ‘Yes!’ before he could finish the sentence—it’s possible he may have been asking us for something else,” the Lopezes said in a statement. “We are having so much fun collaborating, and have even enjoyed weaving our experience as Oscar nominees into the song.”
Before the Academy’s announcement out, Harris posted a video to his Twitter account that was less forthcoming with the details of what the Academy Award-winning duo would be doing. “I can tell you that it won’t be a song called ‘Let It O’ with a big giant Swarovski Crystal O in the background,” he said.
In their statement, Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said the Lopezes’ contribution is an “incredibly special song for Neil Patrick Harris and special guests to perform this year on the Oscar stage.” When it comes to flashy awards show numbers starring Harris, the Lopezes have a lot to live up to, given Harris’s track record.
Greg Berlanti is serving as the Oscars’ head writer.