Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee aren’t able to “Let It Go.”
In March, Walt Disney Animation Studios announced that the filmmakers are developing a sequel to 2013’s Frozen. The Primary film, that includes the voice talents of Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff and Idina Menzel, generated just about $1.Three billion at the box place of work and become a merchandising juggernaut.
The observe-up film’s release date has yet to be announced. “We’re just beginning,” Buck tells MTV. “Jen And I are just getting back into the story room collectively and throwing concepts round. We’ve Got an total concept, a concept, which I Think is a very sturdy one. I’m very serious about doing it.” In Step With its predecessor, it will further discover the connection between Queen Elsa and Princess Anna. “We Have Now two very sturdy female leads in Frozen. We Will Be Able To preserve that going Within The subsequent one,” he says. “We Will Be Able To deal with different concerns that, I Feel, are available in the market these days that boys and girls, women and men, are coping with.”
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For the filmmakers, it is crucial to make sisterhood the point of interest, reasonably than the pursuit of a prince. “I Think we’re very mindful of what’s happening in society. I Don’t think any of us take [them] flippantly, even supposing they may be able to be very funny and enjoyable, the messages that our motion pictures have and the influence they are able to have on younger individuals,” Buck explains. “When the kids [watch] them, they watch them time and again, and if we do not have a decent message in there, I Believe we’ve neglected a chance.”
Buck says he and Lee don’t seem to be in a rush to crank out the sequel.
“After the feature, and as a result of how it was once bought, we were all overwhelmed with the aid of the Frozen phenomenon. It took us some time just to even get back into things and do the short [Frozen Fever],” the co-director says. “And it was as we were doing the brief that we began excited about the subsequent one.”
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Regarding Frozen Fever, the seven-minute quick that accompanied Cinderella, he says, “It was this idea one story artist had. What if Elsa received a chilly? What would occur? What Sort Of havoc would come from that? And Then our imaginations simply began going. The Opposite concept that got here up is that Elsa would wish to do something for Anna as a result of she’s overlooked so many birthdays. So she gets this chilly, and even in the middle of it, she’s nonetheless going to make this celebration as excellent as she will be able to—and nothing goes to forestall her.”
“What was once enjoyable about the short, for me, used to be that we acquired to have enjoyable with Elsa,” Buck tells MTV. “Within The movie, Elsa went via a very dramatic persona arc, and on this one, she received to loosen up. We noticed just a little extra of her character. So then we started serious about what we could do with all of those characters in any other movie. We had a pleasant satisfied ending on the end of The Primary one, however what’s subsequent?”
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