Josh Gad is sick of talking about Frozen. That's fair - as the father of a young daughter, I'm sick of watching it. So, there was some mutual sympathy as I caught up with Gad while he was out promoting Pixels and asked for an update on Frozen 2.
You had to know that when Frozen became the seventh highest grossing movie in history (its $1.27 billion is more than Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones and Casino Royale combined) that Disney was going to turn it into a ride, if not a whole section of rides at one of (if not all of) their amusement parks. They’d already announced the plans for a Frozen attraction at Epcot, and today, via The Wall Street Journal, the revealed a lot of the details about it. It’s called Frozen Ever After and it opens next year.
The news out of Disney’s shareholder meeting keeps on coming. This one isn’t much of a surprise: Disney is making Frozen 2. In a related story, the sky is blue and water is wet (until a princess with freezing powers comes along and turns it into ice).
Contrary to popular belief (and some comments from actress Idina Menzel), a Frozen sequel isn’t actually in the works yet over at Disney. With the Frozen Fever short set to hit theaters this weekend with the release of the studio’s live-action Cinderella, actual Frozen fever (a real medical condition that I totally did not just make up) has reached an all-time high. Fans want a Frozen sequel, and it seems like an obvious move for Disney, but according to the film’s directors, it’s not happening…yet.
If the prospect of a new live-action version of Cinderella wasn’t enticing enough, the new Disney film is opening with a special added attraction: “Frozen Fever,” a short sequel to Frozen, the most popular movie (and most dastardly earworm) of 2013. And here I thought “Frozen fever” was a mental illness that made kids sing “Let It Go” over and over again until their parents begged for the sweet release of death. My mistake.
You simply cannot mention Frozen without having the film’s hit song, “Let It Go”, trapped in your head on repeat. But that might change relatively soon: following the recent announcement that Disney’s wildly successful film is heading to Broadway comes word that the film’s songwriters are working on new songs for the stage production, which might debut as soon as 2017.
What's that? You need even more ‘Frozen’ facts? If our last video wasn't enough for you, we’re back with a sequel, delivering even more little known bits of trivia from the land of Arendelle. Elsa has become known for her trademark braid, which she dramatically unfurls while singing “Let It Go”, but did you know that Disney animators had to individually create over 420,000 CGI strands of hair? Compare that with Rapunzel, known for her massive head of hair, who only had 27,000. These are just some of the cold, hard facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which returns to Disney's modern classic ‘Frozen’!
When ‘Frozen’ hit theaters, we were so pleasantly surprised and overjoyed—Disney finally delivered a princess movie that didn’t rely on men to rescue or validate its female characters, and instead gave us a film about the power of sisterly love. And while most of us have been celebrating films like ‘Frozen’ and other recent female-driven blockbusters, the knuckleheads at Fox News are not happy at all. In fact, they believe that movies like ‘Frozen’—but especially ‘Frozen’—are a problem because they’re treating men unfairly.
You love ‘Frozen’, but you've already seen the movie and listened to the soundtrack an infinite amount of times. What to do? Well, just keep counting down the days until March 13, when an all-new ‘Frozen’ adventure—‘Frozen Fever’—opens in theaters with Disney's ‘Cinderella’.
We already knew there were some awesomely nerdy references in ‘Big Hero 6,’ but did you know that Disney’s animated Marvel film also featured some Easter eggs from other animated Disney films? Specifically, if you paid very, very close attention, you probably saw some ‘Frozen’ references in the fictional city of San Fransokyo. If you missed them, this new video is here to point them out.