The company revealed the plans during the Walt Disney Co.’s annual shareholders meeting in San Francisco-though the release date and production details were left unannounced
Disney has officially announced plans to produce a sequel to box office hit, Frozen on Thursday, March 12, 2015.
The company revealed the plans during the Walt Disney Co.’s annual shareholders meeting in San Francisco-though the release date and production details were left unannounced.
John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, made the announcement alongside Disney chief, Bob Iger, and Josh Gad, who voiced the character of Olaf in Frozen.
Outside of a Broadway show and the animated short, Frozen Fever, Disney has kept its Frozen sequel plans quiet until now.
“We enjoyed making ‘Frozen Fever’ so much and being back in that world with those characters. Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck have come up with a great idea for a sequel and you will be hearing a lot more about it and we’re taking you back to Arendelle. We are so excited about that,” Lasseter said.
According to reports, the sequel doesn’t come as much of a surprise, considering how the first film continues to be a major moneymaking force for Disney’s divisions since its release on November 22, 2013.
It was further gathered that Frozen did not only generated nearly $1.3 billion at the box office but has become a merchandising juggernaut, breaking sales records on home video and at Disney’s stores.