Rumors had been flying for a while, but Disney CEO Bob Iger has officially confirmed it: There will be both a Frozen 3 and a Frozen 4. IGN announced, “Toy Story 5, Frozen 3, and Zootopia 2 are officially in the works.” Iger made the announcement during Disney’s first quarter earnings call meeting, and announced Frozen 4 on Good Morning America last Thursday.
The Frozen franchise is loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen’s story “The Snow Queen” (very loosely). As Andersen died in 1875, his works are now in the public domain. The Frozen franchise is one of Disney Animation’s most lucrative successes, with Frozen 2 earning a massive $1.4 billion worldwide. A third movie in the series is likely to earn Disney a pretty penny, but do they have enough plot for a third movie? Or will it be as Professor Tolkien said, “thin, sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread”?
It’s hard to believe Disney only made their first sequel in 1963 with Son of Flubber, the follow-up to The Absent-Minded Professor (1961). Now it seems most of their movies are sequels or reboots. Some Disney fans have expressed a desire for more originality, and fewer movies based on E-ticket attractions and old movies.
IGN predicted Frozen 3 might be released November 26, 2025. Iger has not given any firm dates, and here at SciFi.Radio, we prefer not to deal in rumors or guesses. As soon as we have more solid information, we’ll let you know.
Josh Gad )Olaf the Snowman) and Idina Menzel )Queen Elsa) announced they would be reprising their roles in Frozen 3 before the movie was confirmed. Kirsten Bell (Princess Anna) has not confirmed her return, but as she was one of the first to spread rumors there would be a third movie, it seems likely she’ll be back, too. No word yet whether Emmy-nominee Jonathan Groff(Holden Ford in the X-Files-inspired Mindhunter, Kinng George in Hamilton) will be returning as the voice of Kristoff, but it seems likely.
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Susan Macdonald is the author of the children’s book “R is for Renaissance Faire”, as well as 26 short stories, mostly fantasy in “Alternative Truths”, “Swords and Sorceress #30”, Swords &Sorceries Vols. 1, 2, & 5, “Cat Tails” “Under Western Stars”, and “Knee-High Drummond and the Durango Kid”. Her articles have appeared on SCIFI.radio’s web site, in The Inquisitr, and in The Millington Star. She enjoys Renaissance Faires (see book above), science fiction conventions, Highland Games, and Native American pow-wows.