Disney CEO Bob Iger and Pixar/Disney veteran John Lasseter announced today at an annual shareholder meeting plans for a sequel to "Frozen," according to Variety. The sequel will be helmed by the original "Frozen" directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck.
At last, I can say – FROZEN 2!!!! I'm beyond excited to create alongside my Frozen family! pic.twitter.com/Xgbt67QuGc— Jennifer Lee (@alittlejelee) March 12, 2015
Kristen Bell, who played Anna in the original film, humorously announced her excitement for the sequel.
The original "Frozen," released in 2013, was a runaway hit, generating nearly $1.3 billion at the box office and holding status as the highest-earning animated film of all time.
"Frozen" fans are ecstatic over the news.
apparently we just can't let it go because THERE'S OFFICIALLY GOING TO BE A FROZEN 2— Kelsey Qu (@kelseyyqu) March 12, 2015
Disney has just announced Frozen 2. I REPEAT DISNEY HAS JUST ANNOUNCED FROZEN 2 OMGOMGOMG ❄️❄️❄️— Jordan Thornell (@JordanThornell) March 12, 2015
An upcoming "Frozen" short titled "Frozen Fever" will play before Disney's live action remake of "Cinderella," which will be released this weekend.
Iger also announced a May 26, 2017 release date for "Star Wars: Episode VIII" at the same meeting.