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).