Disney isn’t letting go of Frozen any time soon. The Mouse House announced on Thursday during its annual shareholder call that it is officially in development on a sequel to the smash-hit animated film Frozen, which won Oscars for Best Animated Film and Original Song in 2014. The news comes just a day before a short film follow-up to the cultural phenomenon, Frozen Fever, hits theaters ahead of Disney’s live-action Cinderella. The sequel will return directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, who also helmed the new short film.
You’ll probably recognize most of the characters in this exclusive poster for Disney’s new animated short Frozen Fever that’s playing ahead of Cinderella starting on Friday. Frozen Fever is the highly anticipated sequel-of-sorts to Disney’s massive 2013 Oscar-winning hit that’s now the highest-grossing animated movie of all time. Fever picks up with our Frozen family as snow queen Elsa plans a surprise birthday party for her spirited sis Anna.
The official stats on Frozen are staggering: More than six months since the release of the animated avalanche, it’s surpassed $1.2 billion in worldwide box office, and become the fifth-highest-grossing movie ever.
Elsa and Anna Graveside by nasubionna I love Anna and Elsa’s parents. I like to imagine that Anna and Elsa forgive their parents, and work towards healing the hurt that scarred their lives for so long. I also like the idea of Elsa wearing somewhat of a combination of her own icy dress with a more traditional Arendelle queen outfit, now that she’s ruling the kingdom openly and properly.