It’s of-f-f-f-f-icial: “Frozen 2” is in development at Walt Disney Animation Studios with directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee and producer Peter Del Vecho, the Oscar®-winning filmmaking team behind “Frozen.” The news was announced at Disney’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders this morning by Bob Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company; John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios; and actor Josh Gad, who provides the voice of Olaf from “Frozen.” A release date and production details are on ice for now.
Uhhh, didn’t they JUST say that they WEREN’T doing a Frozen sequel – or at least, the creators said that – because they didn’t think the story needed one or that they didn’t have a good enough idea? Which is true, I mean where else can you go with the story? Did Disney just drive a dump truck full of money up to their house or something to make this happen?
I like Frozen (though I will admit it has problems and isn’t even my favorite Disney movie. That honor goes to Beauty and the Beast), but even I think this is unnecessary. Also, hearing the word ‘Disney’ and ‘Sequel’ just makes me think of the Direct-to-DVDquels, and that’s not a good thing.