‘Frozen’ to come out with sequel

Russell Finelsen, Staff Writer, Assistant Editor, Sports Editor

Be ready to “Let it go!” for a second time.

Disney has announced that it will be coming out with a sequel to Frozen. The new movie will be called Frozen 2.

The original team from the first movie will work on the second movie. For example, Kristen Bell will still voice Anna; Idina Menzel will sing as Elsa; and Josh Gad will continue to play Olaf, the talking snowman. In addition, directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee will return, along with producer Peter Del Vecho.

Other than this, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed very little about the new movie. The news was told at Disney’s annual shareholders meeting.

Even though this is the second full film with the original cast, the crew did produce a short. Frozen Fever, a short, is about Elsa trying to plan a surprise birthday party for her sister, Anna. However, things are complicated when Elsa cannot get rid of a cold. With this cold, Elsa sneezes little balls of snow called ‘snowgies.’ The short will be shown in the same viewing as the new movie, Cinderella. Spectators would start seeing the short, and then continue on to the movie.

Many people from Disney are excited about the news. On Twitter, Bell tweeted, “Dreams really do come 2!!!#FROZEN2#itsofficial” as a caption of her sitting on a bag of ice. Gad also joined in on the Twitter excitement. As a caption to his picture with John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, Gad tweeted, “As you can see we are not mildly excited.”

In a statement, Lasseter said: “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.”

Frozen, the original, was an award winner, literally. After being released in 2013, it gained $1.27 billion worldwide in movie sales. And, it won two Oscars: best animated film, and best song for, of course, “Let it go!”

So, get ready for more parodies when Frozen 2 is released.