Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Sequel-To-Come

The Tinsel press reports:

... In a far-ranging conversation, [Disney Studio chairman Alan] Horn touched upon a number of Disney’s most prized franchises. At the top of that list was Disney’s breakout Frozen, now the highest-grossing animated film of all time. Horn told his audience that Disney’s sole focus at the moment was getting the Frozen musical ready for Broadway and that a sequel hadn’t even been discussed. ...

But it will be discussed. And reasonably soon.

However ...

... [Chris] Buck claims there's been no talk of a follow-up, despite the film's massive popularity and worldwide profits. "Everyone's asking if there will be a 'Frozen 2', but at the Studio there's actually been no talk about it!" Whether we will see more of Elsa and Anna is, according to the Oscar-winner, totally in the hands of the directors. "John Lasseter has always said it's up to the filmmakers. If they feel there's another story to tell and one that's equal to the first, then the Studio will support it, as will John. It has to be our passion to do another, seeing as they take three or four years! If there's a story we feel passionate about, then they (Disney) would support us." ...

3 comments:

Floyd Norman said...

Welcome to Disneyspeak.

Obviously the answer is, yes.

Kenneth Elliott said...

I seem to recall a business model where sequels are generated if the product collects billions of dollars in ticket sales and merchandise. These sequels are generally greenlit immediately. (Toy Story, Cars, Ice Age, Madagascar, Shrek, Lego Movie, etc...)

Frozen is on the "top of the list" for revenue-generators. It is clearly a smash hit. We are living in the era of sequels... so why the hesitant approach on this film? I sure hope it doens't have anything to do with the fact that both protagonists happened to have two X chromosomes.

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