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Disney announces 'Frozen' sequel in works

By AFP RelaxNewsMovies - 13 March 2015 3:18 PM | Updated 1:51 AM

Disney announces 'Frozen' sequel in works

Note to young girls around the world: Elsa is coming back to a theatre near you.

Disney Animation announced Thursday that a sequel to the animated mega-hit 'Frozen' is in the works.

"Forecast: Winter weather ahead! Disney Animation developing #Frozen2," the studio said on Twitter, adding that directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee would be back for the second installment of the musical tale.

"At last, I can say - FROZEN 2!!!! I'm beyond excited to create alongside my Frozen family!" Lee tweeted, along with a photo of Queen Elsa and her sister Anna – the stars of the blockbuster Oscar-winning flick.

'Frozen' has raked in nearly US$1.3 billion (S$1.8 billion) in worldwide ticket sales – a record for the studio. It is also one of the top grossing films of all time.

It won two Oscars last year – for best animated feature and best original song for the ubiquitous 'Let It Go'.

The film tells the story of princess Anna, who sets off on a journey to find her sister Elsa, whose hard-to-control icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter.

The dynamic sisters are set to star in an animated short, 'Frozen Fever', to be released with Disney's live-action feature 'Cinderella' (now showing in Singapore cinemas).

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