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Finally, a "Frozen" sequel! Hip hip hooray!
The House of Mouse has finally given in to the clamors for more of Queen Elsa and Princess Anna by deciding to deliver a follow up to the hugely successful animated flick, which has broken box office records and became "the sixth highest-grossing movie of all time," according to The Huffington Post.
Previously, Forbes had speculated that there's a small chance that Disney will make a sequel to the hit movie, judging by the fact that "only five of Disney's theatrical animated features have merited genuine sequels that played in theaters."
"Disney foregoing another round in Arendelle is basically tantamount to passing up free money in the hundreds-of-millions," the finance and business news site said. And pundits and fans would agree.
And so it's not so surprising that we now have confirmation that the studio will indeed be dishing out not just one but 2 sequels of the beloved film. Here are the things we know about them so far:
They'll be Available First Thing Next Year
You'll know more about what happened after "Frozen" ended on a warm-and-fuzzy note on January 6, 2015, which is when Disney releases "Anna & Elsa #1: All Hail the Queen" and "Anna & Elsa #2: Memory and Magic," Perez Hilton said.
Well, that's barely 5 months from now. Yes, we know: you wish time would pass faster so that date comes sooner!
They're in Book Form
Let's count ourselves fortunate that there will be a follow up, although they won't be seen on the big screens (yet). Why? Because the sequels will be available in book form.
"Barbara Marcus, president of Random House's children's division, compares the Frozen sequel series to the Disney Never Girls series which launched last year. Those are set in Disney's Neverland, and intended for children ages 6-9," SlashFilm said. "The books will be penned by Erica David, who has plenty of experience with this kind of thing. She's also written spinoffs of 'How to Train Your Dragon,' 'The Legend of Korra,' and 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman.'"
These first two books "will add more detail to the Frozen world and follow Anna and Elsa as they get to know each other as sisters," Cinema Blend quoted Random House as saying.
Two More Follow Ups Will Arrive Later
In addition, there will be two more books coming out to continue the saga of the Snow Queen and her sister, although release dates for these have not been announced yet. Aside from that, the publication house will be releasing 3-4 "Frozen" books each year onwards. Cue claps and shouts of joy.
What do you think of Disney releasing "Frozen" books through Random House instead of movie sequels? Yay or nay?