Disney chief hints at Frozen sequel

News Simon Brew
6 Feb 2014 - 06:41

As Frozen earns mega-bucks for Disney, its boss has been talking about its "franchise potential"...

Disney has traditionally been reluctant to make 'proper' sequels (as opposed to straight to video/DVD cash-ins) to its main line of animated features, and it hasn't done so since the release of The Rescuers Down Under over 20 years ago. But there are suggestions that things are beginning to change there.

Rumours continue to swirl that we're going to get a sequel to Wreck-It Ralph, which director Rich Moore never hid he was open to the idea of, although nothing concrete has been heard since. And now Disney's CEO, Bob Iger, has been hinting that Frozen 2 is a possibility.

In a conference call with investors, Iger said of Frozen that "this has real franchise potential". There's already been talking of a Broadway show, and Frozen toys and merchandise is in short supply due to the sizeable demand for it.

Iger didn't overtly say that a film sequel was on the cards, but his words are being taken as a hint that it's a possibility. We'd imagine it won't be the last time we see the film's key characters in Disney screen production, certainly.

More on further Frozen as we hear it...


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