Do you want to build another snowman? After months of rumour and speculation, Disney have finally confirmed that a Frozen sequel is in the works.
Disney CEO Bob Iger announced the news at a shareholders meeting yesterday in the US, alongside Frozen star Josh Gad (who voiced Olaf the snowman) and John Lasseter, chief creative officer at Pixar, Walt Disney Animation Studios and DisneyToon Studios.
“We enjoyed making Frozen Fever so much and being back in that world with those characters,” Lasseter said. “[Original directors] Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck have come up with a great idea for a sequel and you will be hearing a lot more about it and we’re taking you back to Arendelle. We are so excited about that.”
It’s not difficult to work out why Disney is keen to bring Anna, Elsa and co back to the big screen. As well as pleasing its army of fans, the sequel is likely to follow the first film’s success at the box office.
Since its release in 2013, the Oscar-winning animation has taken an impressive $1.2 billion worldwide at the box-office, becoming the highest grossing animated film of all time, and the 5th highest grossing film of all time. Plus Disney must still be making a pretty penny on all that Frozen merchandise.
Frozen Fever, the short film Lasseter mentioned, is almost in UK cinemas. The spin-off, which returns to the city of Arendelle with a new song on Anna’s birthday, premieres before Disney’s live-action Cinderella later this month.
A release date and production details have not yet been confirmed for Frozen 2.
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