Frozen 2 Greenlit, but the Movie Will Still be a While!

March 11, 2014 - By Jan Rainey

If you are waiting for Frozen 2, you may be waiting for quite a while unfortunately. Although Frozen was easily the most successful animated film in history, Disney is just now greenlighting the second movie. The co-creators of the first movie, Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, have said that the reason they are shying away from making a Frozen 2 so soon is that finding the emotional part of the story is a very large problem.

With the first Frozen, this wasn’t so much case has it didn’t have very big shoes to fill. But, after the success of the first movie, any other official sequels will have huge shoes to fill. As far as the story went, the duo stressed that it wasn’t so much logically what happened that was the issue. It was of the emotional moments and feelings that went along with the plot that made the first film so special, and the duo will have to figure out all of them for the second movie if they want to make it as special as the first one. Instead of making a Frozen 2 quickly, Disney has been merchandising the Frozen series as hard as they can in the meantime.

There are plenty of official Frozen costumes, a direct-to-video Frozen musical, entitled Frozen Fever, as well as official Frozen rides and live shows. While there are many sources saying that Frozen 2 has been in the works, both Buck and Lee have said multiple times that they are still trying to hash out the concept for the new movie, and that nothing has been set in stone yet, although Disney just greenlit the second project.

The main issue is that the duo needs to figure out a way they can make Frozen 2 without it feeling too “big”. The first movie was fun to watch, and became popular because it wasn’t a huge spectacle. Unfortunately, its success may have shot a potential sequel in the foot for now, but there now that Disney has greenlit a Frozen 2, we will eventually see a sequel.

Unlike many other studios, Disney usually isn’t very fast to produce a sequel to their animated movies. It one comes out, then it’s a good thing, but there is usually no large rush from the company to make a sequel to their movies.

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