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  • Creator Couple: As you can see in the list of his projects, he collaborates with his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopeznote  more than anyone else.
  • Playing Against Type: Starting out writing songs for raunchy stage musicals before moving onto Disney films.
  • Promoted Fanboy: Of Disney and South Park. This proved mutual in at least the latter case, as Trey and Matt started collaborating with Bobby after enjoying Avenue Q.
  • Reality Subtext:
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    • "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist", from Avenue Q, drew from Robert Lopez's experiences growing up with a Filipino Racist Grandma.
    • "Remember Me" struck him and Kristen Anderson-Lopez close to home, since it's sung by a musician whose career interfered with spending time with his daughter (the eponymous Coco). The song's somber renditions gained another layer when Robert lost his mother prior to the premiere; he even sung it at her funeral.
    • When Bobby and Kristen were writing the songs for Winnie the Pooh (2011), their infant daughter was having trouble sleeping through the night. So in "The Backson Song", they had Kanga claim the Backson "wakes up babies at two or three" from experience.
  • Trolling Creator: For the Frozen Blu-ray and Digital HD copy, Bobby and Kristen penned "The Making of Frozen", a song in which the cast and crew — including the Lopez couple — boast that they'll tell fans how they made the movie, but ultimately admit, "We don't know!"
  • What Could Have Been:
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    • Before Avenue Q, Robert and Jeffrey pitched an official Muppet movie, Kermit: Prince of Denmark, a loose Hamlet adaptation they created at BMI. It ended up getting rejected by the Jim Henson Company, then shelved by the Muppets Holding Company.
    • After Frozen, Disney tasked Bobby and Kristen with writing songs for a Jack and the Beanstalk adaptation, Gigantic. This also got shelved before completion, though the Lopezes performed one of its numbers at a D23 Expo.

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