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Disney Working on a FROZEN Musical Before Developing FROZEN 2

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 12:24 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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Yesterday, Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn talked about Star Wars: Episode VII, but he also touched on some of the studio’s other major projects.  After the monster success of Frozen, it was assumed that Disney would fast track a sequel.  However, according to THR, Horn says that Frozen 2 “hadn’t even been discussed.”  Perhaps there have been no serious discussions when it comes to finding a story or hiring cast and crew, but you don’t get to a over a billion dollars worldwide without someone saying, “Hey, maybe we should do a sequel.”  That doesn’t mean one is happening tomorrow.  Disney has no reason to rush when the original is still riding high.  It’s currently the top selling Blu-ray and soundtrack on Amazon.  However, I have no doubt when Horn says they’re primarily focusing on the Frozen musical.  Disney loves bringing their animated features to the stage, and a Frozen stage musical is a license to print money.

It’s important to remember that musicals take a while to put together, and if Disney doesn’t want to run this franchise into the ground, they have to make sure it reaches a certain level of quality.  This isn’t like Mulan or Aladdin where Disney is digging into their back catalog and to give a property a second life.  Frozen is alive and well and will be for some time.  In the long term, it’s better not to run it into the ground with a haphazard musical or rushed sequel.

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