In a surprising turn of events, Disney has officially announced a sequel to Frozen. This does come as a shock, as just a couple of weeks ago, the directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck said there were no plans; they even went so far as to say that it was likely to never happen.
And yet, with a movie as successful as Frozen, a sequel seems to be inevitable. The first Frozen was a milestone achievement for Disney Animation. It earned a billion dollars in worldwide box office revenue, two Oscars, two Grammys, a Golden Globe, a chart-topping soundtrack and countless merchandise victories for Disney’s bottom line. On top of that, this was the first Disney movie to really change the DNA of a princess movie by focusing on the bond between two sisters instead of a princess winning a prince. Check out Disney’s official post to learn more:
The news was announced at this morning’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders 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 (voice of Olaf and all-around cool dude).
No official date has been announced for the movie, but we now know that it’s coming (and sooner or later, winter always comes). Keep your eyes open, and we’ll keep you updated as we learn more!