Disney Officially Announces ‘Frozen 2’ is in Development

Frozen Fever Screenshot Elsa and Olaf 1

This weekend, audiences will return to Arendelle in the upcoming Frozen Fever short, which is being screened before the live-action Cinderella movie. For those who believes that a short film isn’t enough to contain the world of Frozen can sleep well tonight because Walt Disney has officially announced today that a feature-length sequel is in development. Find out more details after the break.

During Walt Disney’s annual meeting of shareholders Chairman and CEO of Disney Bob Iger made the big announcement, leading the charge with Chief Creative Officer of Disney and Pixar John Lasseter at his side. Josh Gad, voice actor for the anthropomorphic snowman Olaf, was also in attendance. Lasseter had this to say:

“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.”

Currently entitled Frozen 2 – Frozen 2: The Snowpocalypse isn’t taken yet! – Walt Disney Animation Studios will be hard at work with directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee at the helm once again. It was only a short time ago when Idina Menzel spoke out about the potential for a sequel. Funny enough, the directors had told BuzzFeed a few days ago that a sequel was not in the works. Now that it’s out there, Jennifer Lee is beyond ecstatic to return as she points out to her Twitter followers:

No other details have been unveiled, but we can assume that the voice cast consisting of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, and Josh Gad will be reprising their roles. Perhaps we’ll find out how Elsa gained her powers or where Kristoff’s parents are. One thing is for sure, and I don’t think I’m alone in this, let’s hope the writers forget about the existence of the trolls.

To hold fans over, the all new track from Frozen Fever, “Making Today a Perfect Day,” is now available to listen to on iTunes. (You can watch the trailer for Frozen Fever here.) The song was written by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the same duo behind Frozen’s soundtrack. We can also assume that they’ll be back to write new songs that we will not be able to escape from.

A release date has yet to be announced, but we are hopeful that “Let it Go” will be out of our heads in time for our bodies to prepare for the sequel.

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