Frozen 2 Release Date

What all fans of animated movies are eagerly expecting is the next installment of “Frozen.” Although no official statement on its release date has been made, it will definitely hit the theaters.

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What seems to be taking so much time is the production of the movie. Namely, the development of the first installment lasted two years, so the second part surely won’t take less time than that.

Actress Kristen Bell, who gave her voice to Anna, has mentioned in an interview that Disney needs a lot of time to make a sequel of good quality. She said that when one had such a successful first movie, they certainly want to make a sequel. What took so much time was coming up with the story and deciding on what the message it conveyed would be, as well as seeing what would be important in the story.

Many speculations are circulating these days on the next sequel, even the one on the possible connection of “Frozen” and “Tarzan.” This rumor is based on co-directors statement in an MTV interview that he had in his head a strange little world where Anna and Elsa’s brother was Tarzan. This led to its fans really hoping that Tarzan will be featured in “Frozen 2”.

At this point, it is unclear how would the crew combine the magical world of Frozen with Tarzan story. It would be a great move for Disney, but we would also like to see separate movies for both of these.

There will certainly be a lot more interesting rumors sparked by all sorts of things connected to “Frozen,” but what is important is that “Frozen 2” is coming and is eagerly expected. In the meantime, there are some other “Frozen” projects to satisfy fans while waiting, such as the Broadway musical planned for the spring next year. There will also be a pre-Broadway event from Aug. 17 to Oct. 1, 2017, at the Buell Theatre, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, so all Elsa fans can enjoy it while waiting to see “Frozen 2” on the big screen.

‘Frozen’ Director Just Confirmed Tarzan Is Anna And Elsa’s Baby Brother

Frozen co-director Chris Buck just confirmed one of the longest-standing fan theories that Elsa and Anna’s parents did not immediately die at sea and instead stayed in a jungle after the shipwreck. They had a newborn son and they built a tree house only to meet a tragic end when they were devoured by a leopard.

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Buck’s revelation just confirmed that Elsa and Anna’s parents have given birth to Tarzan. Frozen’s co-director is likewise the director of Tarzan and in an interview with MTV, he talked about the theory.

“Of course Anna and Elsa’s parents didn’t die. Yes, there was a shipwreck, but they were at sea a little bit longer than we think they were because the mother was pregnant, and she gave birth on the boat, to a little boy. They get shipwrecked, and somehow they really washed way far away from the Scandinavian waters, and they end up in the jungle. They end up building a tree house and a leopard kills them, so their baby boy is raised by gorillas.”

For Buck, working on Frozen for years allowed him to explore other storylines. “In my little head, Anna and Elsa’s brother is Tarzan. That’s my fun little world. Whatever people want to believe, go for it,” he further said. “That’s the spirit of Disney.”

Frozen 2 is on its way and it is exciting if the cast members will mention the theory. The full-length sequel is expected to come out before 2019 since Disney has pretty much mapped out its releases for 2017 and 2018 with no mention of Frozen 2.

Kristen Bell, who will reprise her role in the film, previously told Collider that the reason Disney is taking so long is that “they wanted to figure out what story they needed to tell and what would be important and engaging and I think they found it.”

Meanwhile, while waiting for Frozen 2, fans can look forward to Olaf’s Frozen Adventure that will air on ABC at the end of this year. The Christmas special will of course highlight the beloved snowman’s story. In the sequel, it is believed that Olaf will have a girlfriend.

Another relevant project is the Frozen Broadway show which will premiere in the spring of 2018. There’s no final word yet on the casting, but during the table read held in New York last May, Betsy Wolfe, Patti Murin, and Okieiete Onaodowan gave life to the roles of Elsa, Anna, and Kristoff.

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The story of Frozen 2 remains to be seen but recently, some wondered if Disney will make Elsa its first LGBT lead star. Since Anna has Kristoff, several petitions have been started asking the company to #GiveElsaAGirlfriend. Idina Menzel, who lent her voice to the queen, told Pride Source that she’s happy but at the same time doubtful if Disney will listen to the requests.

“Maybe at first I was a little surprised because it’s Disney, but I can say that I’m excited that the conversation is happening. I can’t promise anybody that that’s what’s gonna happen… But deep down am I really happy that it’s causing people to talk about it and have these kinds of conversations? Yeah, I am.”
The 45-year-old already played the role of a bisexual in Rent. Her part as Maureen not only earned her the applause of the LGBT community, but also a Tony Award nomination.

Menzel considers herself lucky to be in a position where she inspires the young ones. She recalls receiving letters from kids who are struggling with their identities. She believes her character in Frozen reminds them to embrace who they are and start changing the world around them regardless of their identities.

Thanksgiving Box Office: Disney’s ‘Moana’ to Feast on Brad Pitt’s ‘Allied,’ ‘Bad Santa 2’

Disney has been drawing a lot of aces lately. From “Doctor Strange” to “Zootopia” to “Finding Dory,” the studio has amassed an impressive streak of blockbusters. “Moana,” its latest animated offering, will continue that hot hand.

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The adventure about a girl from the Pacific islands who journeys across the ocean with a demigod will be the de facto choice for families when it debuts over Thanksgiving. The film is expected to sail to the top of the holiday box office, earning $75 million over the five-day period. It will premiere in more than 3,800 theaters, the majority of which will offer 3D showings. Disney didn’t release a budget, but most of the studio’s animated films cost north of $150 million. “Moana” features the voice of Dwayne Johnson and music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of “Hamilton.”

The biggest competition for “Moana” will be the second week of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” the Harry Potter spinoff that debuted last weekend to a hefty $75 million. It could do nearly as much business over the holiday, but will attract a slightly older crowd given its PG-13 rating. Most box office watchers expect the fantasy film to pull in between $50 million to $60 million for the holiday stretch.

There’s not a lot of breathing room this Turkey Day, given that four wide releases will elbow their way into crowded multiplexes. The sheer onslaught of gaudy titles featuring the likes of Brad Pitt and Warren Beatty, to say nothing of the Disney and Potter fans who will be lured to the theaters, will boost revenues, but probably won’t be enough to establish a new record. The previous Thanksgiving holiday high point was set in 2013, as the combination of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and “Frozen” drove the box office to a massive $294.6 million over the five-day period.

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“That would be a tough number to beat,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at ComScore. “There’s a great lineup of movies from a quality perspective, though I’m not sure we can post huge numbers like some of the bigger Thanksgiving weekends.”

In 2013, there were a lot more options for moviegoers with children. This Thanksgiving is more focused on adult ticket-buyers. For starters, there’s “Allied,” an R-rated spy thriller with Pitt and Marion Cotillard adding some sizzle as a husband and wife team of double-crossing agents. The $80 million production was directed by Robert Zemeckis, who could use a hit after his 3D drama “The Walk” flopped last year. It should pull in $20 million for the five-day period. Paramount will release the film across 3,000 locations.

Parents will also likely be steering their kids clear of “Bad Santa 2,” a follow-up to the 2003 cult hit about a sozzled department store Saint Nick. Billy Bob Thornton, who oozed whiskey and invective in the first film, returns as the title character with Kathy Bates taking on the role of his mother. Broad Green and Miramax teamed on the picture, which should make $16 million over the five-day holiday. The very raunchy comedy cost $26 million to make.

That leaves “Rules Don’t Apply,” a romantic drama that represents Beatty’s return to filmmaking after a hiatus of more than a decade. The love story about a two young people who fall in love while employed by eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes is being distributed by Fox. It has been a passion project of Beatty for nearly as long as he’s been in the business. However, tastes have changed since Beatty was making the likes of “Shampoo” and “Reds.” Star power isn’t what it once was and studios are more interested in backing superhero films than movie for grown-ups. To get the project off the ground, Beatty tapped a Rolodex of one-percenters that includes Brett Ratner, Steve Bing, and Steven Mnuchin, one of the rumored candidates to become treasury secretary under Donald Trump. Reviews have been mixed, but Beatty remains a Hollywood legend with a following. Look for “Rules Don’t Apply” to bring in $8 million over its first five days.

For Disney, the success of “Moana” puts the studio tantalizingly close to an industry record. The company has already achieved its best-ever year, and should pass the $6.89 billion high-water mark that Universal established in 2015 over the coming weeks. Not only does Disney have “Moana,” there’s a little film called “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” set to take the Christmas box office by storm. Thanksgiving will be a mere appetizer for the house of Mickey.

The holiday season begins at Walt Disney World

While it is only the beginning of November, Walt Disney World is kicking off the holiday season with new shows and returning favorites across the resort!

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At the Magic Kingdom, the Christmas Tree and wreaths are up as they prepare for the influx of holiday visitors.

Each night Cinderella Castle turns into a beautiful ice palace thanks to the help from Elsa, Anna, and some of their Frozen friends during ‘A Frozen Holiday Wish’ castle lighting.

‘Once Upon A Time’, debuting on November 4th, is new nightly projection show inspired by the Tokyo Disneyland Park uses projection mapping to transform Cinderella Castle with familiar scenes from Disney movies. During the show, Mrs. Potts from Beauty and the Beast shares bedtime stories with young Chip, taking a journey through the most adventurous scenes from Cinderella, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, and other favorites along the way.

Select nights from November 7th until December 22nd, the Magic Kingdom hosts Mickey‘s Very Merry Christmas Party. This after-hours party gives guests a chance to experience exclusive entertainment, character meet and greets, fireworks, and a parade full of holiday cheer and fun while sipping on hot cocoa and snacking on cookies under the gentle falling of Florida ‘snow’.

As Disney Springs continues to grow, so does their holiday offerings!

Beginning November 11th in the Disney Springs Marketplace, 15 Christmas Trees inspired by Disney characters and movies will create a winter wonderland walk-through experience complete with a gentle snow fall, toy soldiers, singers, and plenty of unique photo opportunities! I can’t wait to see the Disney Villains and Mary Poppins Christmas Trees!

The Disney Parks Blog also announced an upcoming holiday light show at Disney Springs that will utilize drones and new technology. Check out the sneak peek below:

Over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, a new restaurant and nighttime holiday show join the park’s line-up of fun!

A new projection and fireworks show called ‘Jingle Bell Jingle Bam’ lights up, on, above, and around the Chinese Theater area of the park with state-of-the-art projections, special effects, fireworks and a rousing seasonal musical score starting November 4th.

Led by elves Wayne and Lanny, the duo from ABC/Walt Disney Animation Studios’ animated special Prep & Landing, the spirited yuletide adventure to the North Pole features memorable holiday moments from Disney films including Mickey’s Christmas Carol, Beauty and the Beast, Pluto’s Christmas Tree, Bambi, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, along with many other holiday favorites with a festive finale that’s “So tinsel”.

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Fans of the The Muppets will get a chance to dine with Pizzerizzo set to open on November 18th! The quick service restaurant will offer a variety of personal-sized pizzas, salads, sandwiches, and desserts surrounded by décor inspired by Rizzo, as well as his extended family and friends who have visited PizzeRizzo over the years. Upstairs you will find Rizzo’s Deluxe Supreme Banquet Hall, where there’s a wedding reception already in progress complete with a disco ball dance party playing the world’s greatest party playlist!

And finally at Epcot, beginning November 25th you can celebrate the ‘Holidays Around the World’.

During the day, you can discover how the 11 countries making up the World Showcase celebrate the holiday season with costumed storytellers, decorations, music, and seasonal food favorites. Then in the evenings hear a celebrity guest narrator tell the biblical story of Christmas alongside of a 50 piece orchestra and variety of choirs. The story, the music, the twinkling trees and decor fills you with the spirit of this wonderful season. And you can catch the performances at 5:00, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m. at the American Gardens Theatre.

These are all just a part of the holiday offerings you will find this season at Walt Disney World, and I can’t to share more details and tips for making the most of your visits during this joyous season

‘Frozen 2′ News And Updates: Olaf Christmas Special To Air Next Year; Sequel To Start Recording Soon?

Fans of the phenomenal movie “Frozen” might have something to watch out for while waiting for its sequel to materialize. Actress Kristen Bell recently confirmed that they have been working on something special for their avid supporters.

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During an interview with Collider, Bell, who voiced Anna in “Frozen,” revealed that she just finished recording for her reprised role. But no, it’s not for “Frozen 2.” It turns out, the cast and crew of the hit Disney movie is working on other related projects.
“What we have been working on is an Olaf Christmas special that we’re doing for next year (airing on ABC).” the 36-year-old actress revealed. “We’ve recorded that already, which has been a lot of fun to work on.”
The said project is for the 2017 holiday special which focused on the cheerful snowman, Olaf. Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Sven are also set to return. The special, which is still untitled, will be directed by award winning directors Kevin Deters and Steven Wermers-Skelton. It will also be produced by Oscar Award-winner Roy Conli of the “Big Hero 6.” Original voice cast will also reprise their roles for the said special including Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel and Josh Gad.
Meanwhile, Bell also clarified that they haven’t began recording yet which is contrary to her earlier statement that they were about to commence recording for “Frozen 2.”

“We haven’t, actually. I thought we were about to start recording, but I was mistaken. So, we haven’t begun yet,” Bell admitted, clarifying her claims back in March.

The actress also added that the writers are working hard to polish the script, saying: “They’re putting the finishing touches on the script. We record, as those characters, often. At the change of season at the parks, whether it’s for Disneyland, Epcot, or when Japan opens, we will record new voices for our characters, but we actually haven’t started recording for the second Frozen.”
As of this writing, no official premiere date has been confirmed for “Frozen 2” but it is expected to release in late 2018.

Frozen’s Anna and Elsa and Chase from Paw Patrol support Cosmo’s charity event

Anna and Elsa from Frozen, Bumblebee from the Transformers, Paw Patrol‘s Chase and a Minion are supporting their friend Wish Bear during an event this week.

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Wish Bear is the mascot for Nottinghamshire charity When You Wish Upon A Star, which makes dreams come true for children suffering from life-threatening diseases.

The popular characters will be at the COSMO Authentic World Kitchen, in Milton Street, between noon and 3pm on Tuesday as part of an afternoon of fun to celebrate the charity’s fundraising partnership with the all-you-can-eat restaurant, which serves up more than 150 dishes from 10 different countries, including Japan, China, Brazil and Italy.

There will also be a face painter as part of the fun, which has been organised to officially mark the launch of the charity and restaurant’s Family Tuesday campaign, where children under 150cm tall can dine for just £1, with every pound going towards the worthy cause.

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Diners will also be able to learn more about the charity, which grants wishes for children living with a life-threatening illness across the UK.

James Brion, director of COSMO Authentic World Kitchen, says that he is delighted to be working in partnership with When You Wish Upon a Star and hopes that plenty of families come along to enjoy a meal and join in the fun.

‘Frozen 2′ release date news: Olaf to get his own love interest in sequel?

Disney has remained secretive regarding the possible contents of the much-anticipated sequel to 2013′s hit animated film “Frozen.” Aside from the fact that “Frozen 2” has finally been confirmed to hit the theaters within the next few years, the fans have no idea what will be next for the Snow Queen Elsa and her sister, Princess Anna. However, there are interesting scoops coming out of the internet which suggest that one of the well-loved “Frozen” characters will find his true love in the sequel.

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Olaf is one of the most memorable characters in “Frozen” that made the young and young-at-heart viewers laugh at his antics. If the latest rumors are correct, there will be more reason for the “Frozen” fans to look forward to seeing his character in the sequel. According to insider reports, Olaf is expected to have a girlfriend. Yibada reported that Olaf might be meeting the love of his life in “Frozen 2,” although she is not expected to be a fellow little snowman. Instead, Olaf will fall in love with a human.

Meanwhile, the fans were also rattled by the news that Elsa might die in “Frozen 2.” As reported by E! News, Elsa’s voice actress, Idina Menzel said that Elsa may die in an accident where she falls off an ice cliff. However, her statement during the AFI Life Achievement Award carpet event could also be viewed in a humorous way, and nothing in what she had said is connected to the actual events in the sequel.

Kristen Bell, who plays the role of Anna, confirmed last April during the promotion of her film with Melissa McCarthy, “The Boss” that the production stage of “Frozen 2” has already commenced, Mirror UK reported.

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She also added that Disney, along with the whole staff and crew that created “Frozen,” is doing everything to make another quality movie with the sequel. Bell noted that it took some time for Disney to do the necessary preparations just to make sure that the continuation of the successful movie will be perfect.

“The story is great and they exude quality, and what I know about that whole team is that they wouldn’t just put something out to put it out. And that’s why it took them so long for them to even announce that we’re doing a second one.”

Aside from the marvelous visual treat and fresh story, fans can also expect a bunch of new songs. The original movies’ soundtrack has become very popular around the world, with the song “Let it Go” by Idina Menzel being a global hit and was translated to different languages.

Disney Is Bringing Olaf and Other ‘Frozen’ Characters to Its Park

Part of a big push to bring in more visitors.

Since launching in November 2013, Disney’s Frozen movie remains hot. After shattering box office records with over $1.2 billion on its way to the all-time pinnacle of animated movies, Disney has been able to market everything from video games to t-shirts to an upcoming line of Playmation toys aimed at young girls.

Now, beginning on June 21, fans will be able to step into the kingdom of Arendelle at the Norway Pavilion in Epcot, part of the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.

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This is part of a bigger push to integrate Disney’s biggest brands and franchises, such as Star Wars and Marvel, into the company’s theme parks, cruise ships, and resorts.

Disney is also integrating a cast of new big screen characters into its Orlando theme park. Ahead of the record-breaking $136 million launch of Pixar’s Finding Dory, Destiny the whale shark (voiced by Kaitlin Olson), Bailey the beluga whale (voiced by Ty Burrell), and Hank the “septopus” (voiced by Ed O’Neill) joined Epcot’s Turtle Talk with Crush attraction.

Disney’s first Latin princess (Princess Elena of Avalor) who debuts in the new Disney Channel animated TV series, Elena of Avalor this June, also will reside at the Magic Kingdom this August. (She’ll debut at Disney California Adventure this fall.)

All of these tie-ins are an effort to boost attendance at the parks. Revenue for Disney’s entertainment unit generated $2.1 billion in the second quarter, a 22% rise, thanks to hits such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Zootopia. And those numbers don’t include recent blockbusters The Jungle Book, Captain America: Civil War, and Finding Dory.

Banking on bringing in more visitors

Disney’s parks and resorts unit generated $3.9 billion in the second quarter, a 4% gain. The parks saw a 10% rise in income ($624 million) thanks to higher ticket prices, including the new peak hours pricing, and customers spending more on food, beverages, and merchandise.

But Disney CEO Bob Iger told analysts during a second-quarter conference call that park attendance was modestly down as a result of the new pricing strategy that implements surge pricing for tickets. For the first time in five years, earnings per share missed analysts’ forecasts.

S&P Capital analyst Tuna Amobi expects Frozen Ever After to have a meaningful impact on Epcot attendance in particular, and to Disney World overall.

“Just as Star Wars attractions have infused new life into Disney’s Hollywood Studios park since last fall, Frozen should help Epcot attract more kids this summer,” Amobi says. “Epcot traditionally skews older than other Disney parks, and this franchise caters to young girls.”

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Frozen Ever After has new tech

Frozen Ever After is a new boat ride that’s part of an expanded Norway Pavilion area, which was once home to the Maelstrom boat ride that ran from 1988 through 2014. Frozen Ever After serves as an unofficial sequel to the feature film (which has its own theatrical sequel in the works for a reported 2018 release).

Composers Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez created new lyrics to the classic Frozen film songs, which you likely have memorized if there are little girls in your house. And the entire cast of the film, including Kristen Bell (Anna), Idina Menzel (Elsa), and Josh Gad (Olaf), have returned to provide dialogue and songs for this new ride. (Bell and Menzel are also confirmed for the movie sequel.)

According to Wyatt Winter, project manager and producer with Walt Disney Imagineering, the ride’s story takes place after the first film. “It’s really a happily ever after story,” Winter says. “Every year Elsa has frozen over the kingdom as part of the ‘Summer Snow Day’ celebration.”

What makes the four-minute ride unusual is that it employs advanced projector technology behind characters such as Queen Elsa, Princess Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, Sven, and Marshmallow to have more lifelike animation as the log boats travel through Arendelle.

“We have taken the audio animatronics and pushed it to the next level, so you’ll see the characters coming to life in this Frozen Ever After,” Winter says.

The new opening comes in the wake of the tragic death of a two-year-old boy by an alligator outside of Disney’s Grand Floridian Hotel, which overlooks the Magic Kingdom. Disney has since changed its signs to warn of alligators.

First look: Meeting Olaf, Mickey, Minnie at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney World visitors have two new places to meet three characters at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Olaf, the comic-relief snowman from “Frozen,” are now receiving guests in new digs at the theme park.

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The area designated “Mickey and Minnie Starring in Red Carpet Dreams” is off the park’s Commissary Lane, across from the entrance to Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant. Its waiting area is primarily outdoors and covered, but a basic back-and-forth queue. (At one point, this was an entrance area for auditions for the American Idol Experience attraction.) The theming is minimal at this point: Mickey-fied movie posters and piped-in swing music.

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Our wait was advertised as 30 minutes, but it was more like 45 minutes before we got into the air-conditioning on Sunday, the first day that Red Carpet Dreams was open to Hollywood Studios guests. It only seemed longer than 45 minutes because the 4-year-olds among us had mid-afternoon meltdowns in rolling fashion. It’s like when one person yawns, then another one does. Then another. Only with inconsolable, undecipherable crying.

Soon, we were greeted by Minnie Mouse, who has discarded her usual polka-dot motif for a pink, flowing starlet look (with matching bow, naturally).

‘FROZEN 2’ RELEASE DATE IN 2017? JOSH GAD TALKS OLAF’S POSSIBLE LOVE INTEREST [SPOILERS]

Frozen 2” is currently in development but rumors about the sequel are already making rounds on the Internet. From Elsa being gay to Olaf finding a love interest in the upcoming Disney movie, here are some of the things you need to know about the sequel:

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Warning: Spoilers ahead! Read on to learn more about this scoop.

Frozen” is undoubtedly one of the most successful animated movies in the history. It really is not a surprise to see fans asking for a sequel to the 2013 Disney movie.

While Disney has already confirmed that a “Frozen” movie sequel was in the works, little is still known about the second installment. There have been, however, tons of rumors and speculations on the Internet.

One of the most popular and highly controversial plots for “Frozen 2” is Elsa coming out of the closet. According to Perez Hilton, the #GiveElsaAGirlfriend became a trending topic on Twitter.

The publication notes that several fans are already petitioning to make Elsa a lesbian in “Frozen 2.” This came in as a possibility because Elsa did not have any love interest in the first movie while her sister, Anna, is already committed to Kristoff.

Idina Menzel, who served as the voice behind Elsa in “Frozen,” also expressed her support for the said campaign. Menzel, however, admitted that Disney will have to figure out how to make that work should they decide to fulfill the fans’ wishes.

Josh Gad also talked about a possible love interest for his character, Olaf. Speaking with Bustle, Gad admitted that he still does not know anything about the “Frozen” sequel.

Should “Frozen 2” explore a potential love interest for Olaf, however, Gad said that he is “hesitant” about that plot and even finds it “weird.” The actor, however, shared that he has faith in the writers.

“Frozen 2” is rumored to be released in 2017.

Do you think “Frozen 2” will explore Elsa’s sexuality? Should Olaf find a love interest? Sound off in the comments!