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Disney Admits What We've Been Saying For Months: 'Frozen 2' Will Be A Thing

By Kristy Puchko | Industry | March 13, 2015 |

By Kristy Puchko | Industry | March 13, 2015 |


It’s funny. When Disney first started promoting Frozen, the studio went with a poster design that tried to hide that its heroes were girls, by burying them in snow. Who’d have thunk it? Audiences didn’t just turn out for a tale of two sisters, they made Frozen a phenomenon that broke box office records, busted onto Billboard charts, and even toppled Barbie. So news that Disney has deigned to make a Frozen sequel can be filed under “No shit, Sherlock.”

The news was unveiled at Disney’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders, and spread like wildfire. The salient details are these:

Frozen co-directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee will return to helm.
— No release date, production schedule or plot has yet been revealed for Frozen 2.
— Josh Gad—who voiced Olaf the adorable, summer-loving snowman—was there to make the announcement along with a slew of suits, suggesting the original cast will return.
— Kristen Bell—who voiced the plucky heroine Anna—is thrilled:

It’s easy to roll your eyes when a sequel is announced to a movie that worked perfectly well as a self-contained story. But as someone who’s seen the new short “Frozen Fever” (which plays before Disney’s live-action Cinderella), I’d say there is room to grow the story of Elsa and Anna. As to where Frozen 2 might go, I’d bet Elsa will get more screen time than she did in the first film, as Elsa merchandise outsells Anna nearly 2 to 1.

Personally, “Frozen Fever” made me crave more scenes of the girls together. Maybe Disney could develop an adventure that has the spontaneous Anna and the type-A Elsa joining forces on a road trip/quest. Of course with Olaf in tow for giggles and jaunty song numbers.

In the meantime, enjoy this sneek peak at “Frozen Fever”:

Kristy Puchko won’t let it go. Don’t even ask.



Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter, and hear her sound off about movies and feminism on the Slashfilmcast.


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