Frozen Fever, take two?
Frozen Fever, take two? Elsa the Snow Queen (AP photos)
Frozen Fever, take two?
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Let it go (on)!

The Walt Disney Co. has announced plans to make a sequel to the animated mega-hit "Frozen."

The sequel had been widely expected for a film that has become a juggernaut for Disney. Since its release in November 2013, "Frozen" has made nearly $1.3 billion globally at the box office. It also generated a massive merchandising revenue stream and won the Academy Award for best animated feature.

Disney didn't announce any details on the sequel's plot or a release date. But directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck will return.

Bob Iger, Walt Disney Co. chief executive, and John Lasseter, head of Walt Disney Animation Studios, joined in officially announcing "Frozen 2." They were at the company's annual shareholders meeting in San Francisco.

"We enjoyed making Frozen Fever so much and being back in that world with those characters," said Lasseter. "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."

Though a sequel was always only a matter of time, fans have waited eagerly for the announcement. Most big box-office hits generate sequel announcements within weeks of opening.

But any delay in a "Frozen" sequel has been easily assuaged by the film's unabated popularity. "Frozen" is by far the biggest grossing animated film ever. Its soundtrack, led by Idina Menzel's "Let it Go," remains ubiquitous. A "Frozen" short is to play in front of Disney's latest release, the live-action "Cinderella."

Josh Gad, the voice of the snowman Olaf, will be returning for the sequel. No other returning characters were announced.

At the shareholders meeting, Disney also announced a release date for "Star Wars: Episode VIII": May 26, 2017. Rian Johnson ("Looper") is confirmed to write and direct.

Critical thinking challenge: Who stands to gain the most from "Frozen 2," and why?

Source URL: https://www.tweentribune.com/article/tween78/frozen-fever-take-two/

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COMMENTS (24)
  • nolanb-Hyl
    3/19/2015 - 12:04 p.m.

    OK first lets get 1 thing straight I HATE frozen. But Disney made ...........$1,300,000,000.00 Dollars. WOW that's a lot of money off one single animated movie, just wow. Wait one second now Disney is making FROZEN 2 ?!?! OK this has gone to far. This is to terrible and this article is interesting.

  • nolanb-Hyl
    3/19/2015 - 12:04 p.m.

    OK first lets get 1 thing straight I HATE frozen. But Disney made ...........$1,300,000,000.00 Dollars. WOW that's a lot of money off one single animated movie, just wow. Wait one second now Disney is making FROZEN 2 ?!?! OK this has gone to far. This is to terrible and this article is interesting.

  • peytoni-Hyl
    3/19/2015 - 12:06 p.m.

    I thought the article was amazing!!! I like that they are making a Frozen 2. I like that Josh Gad is returning to do the voice of Olaf. I like that most big-box office hits generate sequel announcements within weeks of opening. I like how fans have waited eagerly for the announcements. I like how they put in "Frozen" is by far the biggest grossing animated film ever. Also, I like that they said " A 'Frozen' short is to play in front of Disney's latest release, the live-action 'Cinderella."

  • morgann-war
    3/19/2015 - 01:55 p.m.

    I cant wait to see the new Frozen. I loved that movie so much when I went to see it in the theater. I hope all the actors and actresses come back to do the voices of the new Frozen.

  • matthew774
    3/20/2015 - 11:51 a.m.

    By Jake Coyle | Associated Press
    Let it go (on)!
    The Walt Disney Co. has announced plans to make a sequel to the animated mega-hit "Frozen."
    The sequel had been widely expected for a film that has become a juggernaut for Disney. Since its release in November 2013, "Frozen" has made nearly $1.3 billion globally at the box office. It also generated a massive merchandising revenue stream and won the Academy Award for best animated feature.
    Disney didn't announce any details on the sequel's plot or a release date. But directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck will return.
    Bob Iger, Walt Disney Co. chief executive, and John Lasseter, head of Walt Disney Animation Studios, joined in officially announcing "Frozen 2." They were at the company's annual shareholders meeting in San Francisco.
    "We enjoyed making Frozen Fever so much and being back in that world with those characters," said Lasseter. "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."
    Though a sequel was always only a matter of time, fans have waited eagerly for the announcement. Most big box-office hits generate sequel announcements within weeks of opening.
    But any delay in a "Frozen" sequel has been easily assuaged by the film's unabated popularity. "Frozen" is by far the biggest grossing animated film ever. Its soundtrack, led by Idina Menzel's "Let it Go," remains ubiquitous. A "Frozen" short is to play in front of Disney's latest release, the live-action "Cinderella."
    Josh Gad, the voice of the snowman Olaf, will be returning for the sequel. No other returning characters were announced.
    At the shareholders meeting, Disney also announced a release date for "Star Wars: Episode VIII": May 26, 2017. Rian Johnson ("Looper") is confirmed to write and direct.

  • Mika19-Bra
    3/20/2015 - 03:08 p.m.

    I really liked that movie when I first watched it but then the song kept playing over and over and then it got annoying.

  • KrupaB-Bre
    3/27/2015 - 12:05 p.m.

    I agree! pretty soon there is going to be a frozen theme park and all little girls are going to freak out just like all the potter heads when the Harry Potter theme park came out ( including me in a good way) also, they put a Frozen short before Cinderella to get more money in the box office because little girls will beg there moms to go see Cinderella just because of the short!!!

  • rossanan1226
    3/27/2015 - 02:20 p.m.

    I think this good because this is a good starting to the Frozen 2 and I really want to watch it Like For Real. Because This Is good (I hope ).

  • DestanyWTurquoise
    4/02/2015 - 05:24 p.m.

    I think this a great idea because I love the movie frozen and so does my sister. We love the idea of it as well I hope they include olaf and I hope olaf gets to see the summer and do what he dreams of doing.

  • BeckyA-5
    4/16/2015 - 01:31 a.m.

    This article made me very happy because i love frozen! it is one of my favorite movies and i cant wait until the second one comes out. I hope they give out more information on it soon because i want to know what it is going to be about. Anyway i cant wait until the second one comes out.

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