Detroit federal court lawsuit vs. Disney claims 'Frozen' was ripped off

A lawsuit against Walt Disney Co. was filed in Detroit federal court claiming the movie "Frozen" stole her story.

The Kuwait author Muneefa Abdullah is claiming that "Frozen" came from a 2007 short story she wrote about a snow princess.

She claims the story came directly from the  book "New Fairy Tales" and is asking for unspecified damages.

In the book the story in question is first of three different yarns. It is called "The Snow Princess." The Amazon.com description is "A princess with magical powers she is not aware of."

"Substantial similarities" mentioned in the lawsuit include that "key plot elements, characters, themes, events, setting, mood, pace and dialogue demonstrate substantial similarities to "The Snow Princess."

Among the same elements, "The Snow Princess" possess magical ice powers that give her the ability to turn people and objects to ice and as a child inadvertently caused the awakening of an evil, dangerous witch through the use of magical ice powers - causing her to go into hiding.

Southfield attorneys Steven D. Richter and Mohamed J. Zaher from Advanta Law are handling the case.

-FOX 2's Dave Spencer contributed to this report. 

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