10/03/2015 14:21 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Frozen 2 Isn't Happening, Directors Reveal


Prepare to crush your children's dreams....there isn't going to be a sequel to Frozen.

Directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck said that doing the recent short film Frozen Fever was gruelling enough and they don't have the energy to make a Frozen 2.

Not yet, anyway.

Let It Go singer Idina Menzel had previously suggested a sequel was 'in the works', but the directors want to rest on the laurels of their Disney blockbuster and avoid second movie-itis.

Director Chris said: "It's been in the press that we are doing [a sequel], and we would ask each other, 'Are we?'

"They'd have a date and they'd have a cast and it was like, 'OK...'"

Jennifer added: "Like with the short, it was so daunting until we found the story.

"Then it was all of the things it usually is and we were thinking of every emotion and moment and feeling. I think that's all we can do. Until we find our way into what's next, emotionally, it will feel too big.

"We just finished the short two weeks ago. One year ago, it was a lot to even think about doing a short.

"We were quite tired. We don't really know what it's like to stop for a minute and think about what we want to do next."

Cinema history is filled with flopped sequels and the directors are keen not to add to them.


For now, then, kids will have to settle for the seven minute-long Frozen Fever, due to be released as a warm-up to Cinderella on April 3.

The short film reunites the cast, characters, directors and even songwriters of the original 2013 Disney blockbuster.

The new movie sees Princess Anna's plans to put on a birthday party for Elsa ruined, after the snow queen catches a cold.

Co-director Jennifer Lee said: "Elsa doesn't get a cold in the usual way. She's special. Surprising things occur that wreak a little havoc."

Josh Gad, who plays Olaf, added: "We continue this story of these two sisters, who only had each other growing up together. They are still supporting each other. That's what this is about."

You can watch the trailer for Frozen Fever below...

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