‘Frozen 3’: Has Walt Disney finally jumped the shark?
Disney is returning to the beloved kingdom of Arendelle as Frozen 3 is officially in development! CEO Bob Iger revealed during Disney’s Q1 earnings call that a third installment for this highest-grossing franchise was one of three films he mentioned, alongside Toy Story 5 & Zootopia 2.
The two previous installments combined have earned an incredible $2.73 billion worldwide since 2013 – with the sequel alone grossing an outstanding $1.45 billion at the box office in 2019 upon its release. With these epic numbers comes plenty of recognition from awards shows across Hollywood, so stay tuned for what looks like will be another magical journey into Anna and Elsa’s world!
Frozen is a 2013 American animated musical film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The film, directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, tells the story of two sisters, Elsa and Anna, who live in the kingdom of Arendelle. Elsa, the older of the two, has magical powers that allow her to control ice and snow.
The film starts with the two sisters playing together as children, until Elsa accidentally hurts Anna with her powers. Their parents, the King and Queen of Arendelle, hide Elsa’s powers from the public and keep her isolated from the rest of the world. However, as Elsa grows up, she becomes more and more isolated, until the day she is crowned queen. At the coronation, she becomes overwhelmed and accidentally reveals her powers to the public, causing her to flee the kingdom and create an eternal winter.
Anna sets out to find Elsa and bring her back to Arendelle, accompanied by Kristoff, a ice harvester, and his reindeer, Sven. Along the way, they encounter Olaf, a snowman brought to life by Elsa’s magic, and a rugged ice trader named Hans, who Anna believes is the answer to all her problems. However, she soon discovers that Hans has ulterior motives, and that the only person who can save Arendelle is Elsa.
The film is famous for its unforgettable songs, including “Let It Go,” which was performed by Idina Menzel, who voiced Elsa. The soundtrack was a massive success, reaching number one on the Billboard 200 chart and winning the Academy Award for Best Original Song. The film’s themes of love, family, and self-acceptance resonated with audiences of all ages, making Frozen a massive success.
In addition to its critical and commercial success, Frozen has become a cultural phenomenon. The film has been adapted into a stage musical, an ice show, and a sequel, Frozen 2, was released in 2019. The characters of Elsa & Anna have become beloved by audiences around the world, and Frozen merchandise, including toys, clothing, and home decor, continues to be popular.
It’s unclear what Disney will do with the franchise in the next installment, but we can only imagine we’ll hear more moving ballads and catchy tunes from the beloved characters from the Frozen universe.
Overall, Frozen is a film that has captured the hearts of audiences everywhere. Its themes of love, acceptance, and the importance of family continue to resonate, and its unforgettable songs and lovable characters have made it a timeless classic.