After a very successful showing and being recognized by different award-giving bodies, big-hit animated Disney movie “Frozen” is said to be having a sequel. Read on for further details.
Idina Menzel, who voiced Snow Queen Elsa, informs the Telegraph that Disney is currently working on a Broadway musical depicting the movie, as well as the movie’s sequel being “all in the works!” This statement then confirms many rumors and speculations of a sequel coming up after the movie’s well-celebrated success.
During the interview, Menzel expresses her hopes of voicing Elsa again.
“Not the stage show – I don’t know what will happen with that – but the movie hopefully. We’ll see. I’m just going along for the ride,” reveals Menzel to the Telegraph.
“Frozen” opened on Thanksgiving Day in 2013 and has grossed $1.27 billion in both domestic and foreign markets, making it the highest grossing animated film and the fifth top-grossing movie of all time. It also garnered many awards, including Best Animated Feature in the Golden Globe Awards, the Academy Awards, the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA), among others. The movie’s most highlighted song, “Let It Go,” also won awards as Best Original Song.
Even though the movie’s theater run has long passed, “Frozen” has sparked the interest of its many viewers due to its interesting story and original songs. In addition to this, Frozen-related merchandise has been sold and purchased everywhere, even more so now in the upcoming Christmas season.
A report from the Associated Press says that a recent survey done by the National Retail Federation found out that 20 percent of the parents surveyed plan to buy Frozen-related merchandise, while 16.8 percent are planning to buy Barbie-related toys.
Though they have not yet made any statement regarding the sequel, Disney did announce that in spring 2015, a Frozen-related short movie, “Frozen Fever,” will be viewed. The short film is said to show Anna's birthday celebration, which Elsa and Kristoff have been working on together to prepare for her. The film also features a new song written by husband-and-wife songwriter team Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, who also wrote “Let It Go.”
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