Disney's Bob Iger Confirms Talks for FROZEN Sequel, Broadway Show!
In an interview with Fortune magazine, Disney CEO Bob Iger gushed over the success of the company's newest animated hit FROZEN, currently heating up both domestic and global box offices. The exec called the animated musical, "my proudest moment as the CEO of the Walt Disney Company."
Iger also revealed to Fortune that a stage version of the film, which features voice overs from Broadway stars Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, is currently under discussion at the House of Mouse, however no time frame has been set for the project. "We're not demanding speed...We're demanding excellence," Iger explained.
In addition, movie audiences may soon be treated to a sequel of the Nordic-themed saga, following strong sales of licensed toys based on the film. Iger says the "exhilaration" from the studio's success "was profound", particularly after several disappointing animated endeavors released in recent years, including 2009's The Princess and the Frog.
"It's not about the bottom line. The bottom line is for the quarter. This is for something bigger and longer," he reflects, adding "If you think long term about what Disney is and the success and the vitality of the brand, this is a very, very important event."
Read the interview in full here!
About Disney's Frozen:
Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind "Tangled" and "Wreck-It Ralph," presents "Frozen," a stunning big-screen comedyadventure. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey-teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven-to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.
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