Sunday 17 November 2019

'Frozen 2' confirmed by Disney

Elsa throws Anna a birthday party in Frozen Fever
Elsa throws Anna a birthday party in Frozen Fever

Disney has announced that a sequel to the record-breaking animation 'Frozen' is in the works.

After months of speculation, it has been confirmed that Walt Disney Animation Studios is developing a sequel to their Oscar-winning film.

The news was revealed at Disney's Annual Meeting of Shareholders in San Francisco yesterday. John Lasseter, chief creative officer at Pixar, Walt Disney Animation Studios, and DisneyToon Studios, made the announcement with Bob Iger and actor Josh Gad, who provides the voice of Olaf in 'Frozen'. It was confirmed that Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, the directors of the first movie, will be on board.

It was confirmed that Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, the directors of the original Frozen, will continue in their roles for the next film after winning the Best Animated Feature Oscar and the Best Original Song Oscar (for Let it Go) in 2014.

Frozen has to generated nearly $1.3 billion at the box office worldwide to date, making it the highest-grossing animated film of all time and the fifth highest-grossing film of all time.

A release date and production details have not yet been confirmed.

Disney also used its shareholder meeting to announce details of the future Star Wars films – Gareth Edwards’s standalone Star Wars: Rogue One, starring-Felicity Jones will be on screens in May 2016 and Rian Johnson's Star Wars: Episode VIII arrive in December 2017.

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