— Kristen Bell (@IMKristenBell) March 12, 2015
Celebrate Frozen fans because Frozen 2 is happening!
There have been rumors about a sequel ever since the first film hit it big but there hasn’t been any official word until now. The sequel was announced earlier today at the annual Disney shareholder’s meeting and it hardly comes as a surprise. Frozen is everywhere and it’s clear that Disney isn’t letting go of the franchise any time soon. There are new tie-in book and toy releases planned through until next year, a Broadway musical in the works, and a new short called “Frozen Fever” is also premiering alongside the live action Cinderella film that opens this weekend.
The original creative team is back on board on board so that is good and with the cast having just recently reprised their roles for “Frozen Fever” we’ll hopefully getting more of what made the original film so iconic. Here’s to hoping there’s at least one song that we’ll fall in love with, sing for subsequent years, and then learn to view with incredible scorn. (Here’s looking at you, “Let it Go.”)
I, for one, am really excited about this. I loved Frozen. I know that the real reason we’re getting a sequel is probably the money making potential but I’ve got full confidence in Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee. They seem like the sort of folks who might just be able to pull off movie magic a second time around. I sure hope so anyway!
Here’s the full press release put out by Disney earlier:
It’s of-f-f-f-f-icial: “Frozen 2” is in development at Walt Disney Animation Studios with directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee and producer Peter Del Vecho, the Oscar®-winning filmmaking team behind “Frozen.” The news was announced at Disney’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders this morning by Bob Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company; John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios; and actor Josh Gad, who provides the voice of Olaf from “Frozen.” A release date and production details are on ice for now.
So there you have it!
We’re now free to speculate about what’s coming next and what the future may hold for Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven.
What do you want to see in a Frozen sequel?
Or are you so Frozen-ed out that you could go without?