Josh Gad teases possibility of Frozen 3

Josh Gad has teased the possibility of a Frozen 3.The first movie in the Disney franchise, which was released in 2013 and featured the vocal talents of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, and Gad, who voices loveable snowman Olaf, went on to ra…

Josh Gad has teased the possibility of a Frozen 3.

The first movie in the Disney franchise, which was released in 2013 and featured the vocal talents of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, and Gad, who voices loveable snowman Olaf, went on to rake in more than $1.2 billion (£959 million) at the box office.

Last year’s long-awaited sequel, Frozen 2, which explored the origins of Queen Elsa’s powers and saw newcomers Evan Rachel Wood and Sterling K. Brown join the cast, grossed $1.45 billion (£1.2 billion) worldwide.

In a new interview with PopCulture.com, Gad said he believes there is a story that might be worth telling in a third movie, but the decision was in the hands of directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck.

“I don’t know. I mean, here’s the deal. Frozen 2 wasn’t Frozen 2 until there was a reason to exist. And similarly, I don’t know if and when there will be a Frozen 3,” the 39-year-old explained.

“That’s way above my pay grade, but what I can tell you is this: There was an opportunity to take these characters and bring again a sense of hope and inspiration. And it’s why the team at Disney and I teamed up on the past couple of weeks to do At Home with Olaf,” Gad added, referencing the online series that was created during the coronavirus pandemic.

He also revealed that the Frozen saga might not continue “in the form of a third movie”, but hoped Disney bosses would find a story befitting for the much-loved characters.

“But we’ll see! If there’s always a story worth telling, I’m sure that Jennifer Lee and the incredible team over at Disney animation will tell that story one day,” he said.

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Frozen II becomes highest-grossing animated movie ever

Frozen II has become the highest-grossing animated movie of all time.The Disney sequel, which features the vocal talents of original stars Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, alongside newcomers Evan Rachel Wood and Sterling K. Bro…

Frozen II has become the highest-grossing animated movie of all time.

The Disney sequel, which features the vocal talents of original stars Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, alongside newcomers Evan Rachel Wood and Sterling K. Brown, was released back in November last year.

Now, the film has been crowned the biggest animated movie ever, raking in $1.32 billion (£1 billion) at the global box office, and is currently the seventh highest-grossing film of all time, overtaking 2013’s Frozen, which made $1.28 billion (£973 million).

Directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck were told the news during the BAFTA Tea Party on Saturday, and revealed their surprise at the huge milestone.

“We just found out,” Jennifer told Variety. “I’m really excited. I think we’re always surprised.”

And when quizzed about the possibility of Frozen 3, Chris joked: “We’re going to skip three and go right to four.”

Disney movies dominate the biggest animated films of all time list, with Frozen II, Frozen, and 2018’s Incredibles 2, which took $1.24 billion (£942 million) globally, taking the top three spots.

Frozen II was also the studio’s sixth release in 2019 to reach $1 billion (£760 million) in ticket sales, joining the likes of Toy Story 4, Guy Ritchie’s live-action remake of Aladdin, Captain Marvel, Jon Favreau’s The Lion King reboot, and Avengers: Endgame, which is currently the highest-grossing movie of all time, raking in more than $2.7 billion (£2 billion).

And according to Variety, Disney’s last release, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, is also on course to become the studio’s seventh billion-dollar movie of last year.

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Idina Menzel: ‘Frozen II is better than the first film’

Idina Menzel has boldly claimed Frozen II is “better” than the first film.The star reprises her voice role as Elsa in the follow-up to the hit 2013 animated movie, and during an interview on Billboard’s Pop Shop Podcast, explained that while she loves …

Idina Menzel has boldly claimed Frozen II is “better” than the first film.

The star reprises her voice role as Elsa in the follow-up to the hit 2013 animated movie, and during an interview on Billboard’s Pop Shop Podcast, explained that while she loves the original, famous for the song Let It Go, she prefers the plot of the second and the sequel’s biggest tune Into the Unknown.

“I would just go on the record saying I think that this film is better than the first. I do, I love it, you know? I just, I love it. I love Let It Go, obviously; it’s one of the great gifts of my life to have this song and this character in my life and what it represents and how it’s allowed me to connect with audiences all over the world. It’s changed my life,” the 48-year-old commented. “But I actually really enjoy – except for the really high note that’s going to give me problems on a day where I have a cold – I’ve loved singing Into the Unknown. It makes me wanna cry, it gives me goosebumps when I listen to the underscore of it, the rolling bassline and the rhythm and everything. I just love it.”

As for the inspiration for the film’s songs, written by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Idina added that she’s always been a big fan of the couple because they put the story first.

“It wasn’t about trying to write another big hooky melody,” she explained. “They wanted to make sure that this furthered the story properly and that they deepened and enriched these characters and helped them evolve into the young women that they are. So, they always come from story first, which is why I think then that they are so successful.”

Frozen II, also featuring the voices of Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff, Sterling K. Brown, Evan Rachel Wood, and Alfred Molina, is in cinemas now.

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Kristen Bell on Frozen 2: ‘Anna and Elsa have grown up’

Characters Anna and Elsa have “grown up” in Frozen 2, according to Kristen Bell.The first movie was released in 2013, and is still one of Disney’s biggest-ever hits, raking in more than $1.2 billion worldwide and becoming the highest-grossing animated …

Characters Anna and Elsa have “grown up” in Frozen 2, according to Kristen Bell.

The first movie was released in 2013, and is still one of Disney’s biggest-ever hits, raking in more than $1.2 billion worldwide and becoming the highest-grossing animated movie of all time.

Fans clamoured for a sequel to the film, which also featured the vocal talents of Idina Menzel, Josh Gad and Jonathan Groff, and six years later, they’re finally getting their wish.

And Kristen, who voices Anna, recently explained that the movie will still appeal to the young girls and boys across the world who fell in love with the first film.

“It’ll still be appropriate for kids and kids will still love it, but these girls have grown up as well a little bit. I think the original fans of Frozen, who were little girls and now might not think it’s for them, will be pleasantly surprised,” she told reporters at Comic-Con in San Diego.

The Good Place star also revealed that writers Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, who also directed the Oscar-winning original, needed time to find the story for the sequel.

“It is a story that we waited a long time (for) so that it would reveal itself to the creators. What is the next progression in these characters’ lives that needs to be told? Not just like, ‘What’s another storyline we could do?'” Kristen told ComicBook.com.

While the plot of Frozen 2 has been kept under wraps, the movie reportedly focuses on Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf, along with reindeer Sven, searching for the mysterious source of Elsa’s magic powers.

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