Idina Menzel says 'Frozen' sequel is in the works
Frozen is returning to theaters in the form of a six-minute short — and it might be returning to theaters someday as a longer-than-six-minutes sequel.
The Telegraph recently asked Idina Menzel, singer of the Academy Award-winning Frozen song “Let It Go,” what she could say about rumors claiming a Frozen sequel and stage musical are on their way. “That they’re all in the works,” she replied, “ha ha!”
She went on to say she’s not sure if she’ll be involved with the stage musical, but will be part of “the movie, hopefully.” “I’m just going along for the ride,” she said.
Frozen opened Thanksgiving 2013 and grossed $1.27 billion worldwide over its 34-week run — making the Disney feature the highest grossing animated film of all time. It went on to win the Oscar for Best Animated Feature and continues to bring in money thanks to its merchandise: A recent survey found more parents are planning to buy Frozen-related toys than Barbies this holiday season.
But don’t expect a Frozen sequel right away: Even if Menzel is correct that it’s “in the works,” Frozen writer and director Jennifer Lee is busy adapting Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time to the big screen for Disney.
Frozen fans can expect to see how Anna celebrates her birthday in the upcoming animated short, titled Frozen Fever, though. Disney hasn’t specified which film the short will preface, but it will definitely hit theaters in spring 2015.