Since Disney's animated hit Frozen became such a pop culture phenomenon since the time of its release in 2013, fans have speculated on whether or not a sequel would be made. With the massive financial success of the film, it was almost certain, but Disney's propensity to focus mostly on original properties and shelve sequels and spin-offs to the realm of straight-to-DVD had some Frozen fanatics worried. Would their new favorite franchise receive the same treatment, or was Frozen something special?
It seems as if the House of Mouse is finally ready to answer. Having experimented on expanding the Frozen storyline with the new "Frozen Fever" short set to premiere before Kenneth Branagh's live-action Cinderella, which hits theaters this weekend, Disney announced today at its annual San Francisco shareholder meeting that a full sequel is in the works.
The first film's directors, Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, are also along for the ride, with Disney Animation Studios creative head John Lasseter promising that "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." With the original team behind the project and the film's current status as a pop cultural institution, this Disney sequel seems sure to eschew the bargain bin for the big screen.