Idina Menzel, the voice of Elsa in Disney’s Frozen, said this weekend that a sequel to the hit movie is coming, along with a Broadway musical and a six-minute short due in spring 2015.
Menzel was asked what she could say about rumors of a stage production and a sequel, telling The Telegraph that both are “in the works.”
Menzel said she hopes to return for Frozen 2, but she will not be involved in the Broadway show.
Rumors have spread of a Frozen sequel since February, when Disney chief Bob Iger hinted at the potential of the franchise. In April, though, Disney chairman Alan Horn said the studio would focus more on a stage adaptation of the film before a sequel, the Huffington Post reported.
There is no word yet on when either the stage musical or the sequel will be ready, but a Frozen short film, entitled “Frozen Fever,” will be released in spring. The short will be about Anna’s birthday.
Menzel, a Broadway star of several years, said the Oscar-winning hit song from the movie, “Let It Go,” is actually a challenge for her to sing sometimes and hit the high notes, the New York Post reported.
[quote text_size=”small” author=”– Idina Menzel” author_title=”Voice of Frozen’s Elsa”]
I guess my advice is that everyone who likes to sing it should sing it loud and proud and karaoke it out, sing it in the shower, sing it in the car and don’t worry about hitting the high notes.
Frozen has grossed $1.274 billion worldwide, which makes it the highest grossing animated movie and fifth highest grossing film of all time.