Local college student goes viral with 'Frozen' video



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Posted on March 18, 2014 at 5:06 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 18 at 6:00 PM

There are lots of renditions out there of Disney's hit song "Let it Go," but none are quite like Brian Hull's.

The 22-year-old Dallas Baptist University student is a vocal performance major, and he has now taken his talents from the local stage to the international arena.

A video of him singing "Let it Go" from "Frozen" in the voices of 21 different Disney and Pixar characters — from Mickey Mouse to Tigger — has gone viral.

"Have you ever had a feeling like you’re in a dream, and you’re just not waking up? That’s definitely what it feels like," Hull told News 8.

The Mansfield native and lifelong Disney fan came up with the idea after seeing a contest online to create a unique version of the song.

"My mom was like 'Okay Brian, you have to do this right now!'" he said.

Hull almost didn't post the video, thinking it wasn't that great. More than five million page views in just four days are proving otherwise.

"I'm just in shock," he said. "It resonated with all generations, and my mom keeps saying it's just clean, and fun, and it just makes everyone just feel happy."

Hull said his favorite character to voice was Winnie the Pooh, and he had to quickly learn new characters — including Scuttle from "The Little Mermaid."

He came up with the idea and executed it on video within a day, practicing it fewer than 10 times before he recorded it.

As for the contest, he said he apparently missed the deadline. But according to the page views, his video is a winner.

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