Just when parents thought they’d be able to “Let It Go” after the release of Frozen II in 2019, Disney has announced sequels for Frozen, Toy Story and Zootopia are in the works.
“Today I’m so pleased to announce that we have sequels in the works from our animation studios to some of our most popular franchises, Toy Story, Frozen and Zootopia,” Disney CEO Bob Iger announced during its Q1 earnings call. “We’ll have more to share about these productions soon, but this is a great example of how we’re leaning into our unrivaled brands and franchises.”
The most recent installments of those animated franchises were huge global grossing hits on the big screen: Frozen 2 ($1.45 billion in 2019), Pixar’s Toy Story 4 ($1.07 billion in 2019) and Zootopia ($1.02 billion in 2016).
Frozen II’s “Into the Unknown” was nominated for Best Original Song at the 2020 Oscars, while the first film won two Oscars in 2014 and the hit song, “Let It Go” went 8x platinum with 8M units sold stateside.
Toy Story 4 was nominated for two Oscars in 2020, winning Best Animated Feature, and through the four movies, the franchise counts $3.03 billion at the global box office.
In 2022, a sequel to Pixar’s Inside Out was also announced.
No word yet on when we can expect to see the sequels but fans are excited to hear they are in the works.