Mark this one under ‘to the surprise of no-one’, but Disney have confirmed plans to make sequel to Frozen.
Of course, considering the animated adventures of sisters Anna and Elsa have already banked Disney more than $1.2 billion, it was only a matter of time before this happened, but it has now been confirmed at a shareholders meeting in San Francisco.
CEO Bob Iger was joined by Pixar, Walt Disney Animation Studios and DisneyToon Studios chief creative officer John Lasseter and the first film’s directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee and producer Peter Del Vecho, who are returning for the follow-up.
The directors recently played down speculation of a sequel, with Buck saying;
“It’s been in the press that we are doing it, and we would ask each other, ‘Are we? They’d have a date and they’d have a cast and it was like, OK…It all comes down to the story.”
Keeping up the facade, Lee added;
“Like with the short, it was so daunting until we found the story. Then it was all of the things it usually is and we were thinking of every emotion and moment and feeling. I think that’s all we can do. Until we find our way into what’s next, emotionally, it will feel too big. We don’t really know what it’s like to stop for a minute and think about what we want to do next.”
The Frozen gang can be seen in cinemas soon in short film Frozen Fever, which is playing before Cinderella.