Disney’s Frozen was just one of those films you couldn’t get away from when it was released back in 2013. The animated musical provided plenty of numbers that would be stuck in your head for months on head mostly because of continuous plays or kids’ incessant need to hear “Let It Go” over and over and over again. The film’s success at the box office and Academy Awards warranted a sequel, although it took some time before Disney would actually announce that Frozen 2 was coming.
Now it appears that the writing process is finally complete, and the cast can move forward with recording their lines for the sequel. At least, that’s what Kristen Bell, who voices Princess Anna, says. In a new interview, the actress says they begin the recording process next month. More on the story below.
While at the press junket for The Boss, Bell briefly spoke about Frozen 2 to Collider. Here’s what she said:
“They’ve just written it and they’re still doing tweaks, but I think we should be recording this month. The story is great, and they exude quality. What I know about that whole team is that they wouldn’t just put something out to put it out. That’s why it took them so long to even announce that we were doing a second one. Generally when you have a first successful movie you want to make a second one. It took them a while because they wanted to figure out what story they needed to tell and what would be important and engaging and I think they found it.”
We all know the time and effort that goes into making these films since Pixar’s John Lasseter was named head of Disney Animation a few years back. Taking Pixar’s philosophy of story comes first, it comes as no surprise that it took as long as it did for Disney to announce the sequel to Frozen. I mean, look how long it has taken to announce Toy Story 4, Finding Dory, or even the sequel to The Incredibles. Basically, if the story isn’t there, Disney won’t do it.
In addition to Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, and Jonathan Groff are all returning to reprise their voice roles as Princess Elsa, Olaf, and Kristoff, respectively. Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the music writing team who helped Frozen win an Academy Award for Best Original Song – as well as give themselves the rare EGOT – will return to write new original songs.
As far as release dates go, the studio has yet to announce one. The animation process is a lengthy one, and Disney is still working on Gigantic, dated for a 2018 release, and an untitled project, dated for a 2020 release, It’s highly unlikely that anyone will get to see Frozen 2 anytime soon.