The CEO of Disney, Bob Iger, said four new sequels to some of the company’s most beloved films, including Frozen III, Zootopia 2, Inside Out 2 ( will release in 2024), and Toy Story 5, are now being developed.
Upcoming Disney Animation/Pixar sequels:— Disney Animation Promos (@DisneyAPromos) February 8, 2023
– Inside Out 2 (2024)
– Frozen III
– Toy Story 5
– Zootopia 2
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In its nearly 100-year animation business, Walt Disney Studios has developed and expanded the number of cherished worlds through its inventive films.
Iger announced the company’s quarterly earnings call, which CinemaBlend was listening to. Along with the company’s two most popular franchises, Frozen by Disney Animation and Zootopia, Pixar’s Toy Story is also slated to receive a sequel in light of the success of the 2016 original movie.
Unfortunately, the good news from Bob Iger coincided with the announcement that The Walt Disney Company would be eliminating 7,000 positions to save $5.5 billion in expenditures. The revelation that Disneyland will get a new Avatar experience got also included in the excellent news from the Disney CEO.
First of all, considering how popular the Frozen franchise has become since Elsa first said “Let It Go,” the announcement of a third film is not entirely unexpected. According to Variety, the 2019 prequel brought in $1.45 billion at the global box office, making it the highest-grossing animated film ever. Idina Menzel, who plays Elsa, has already shown interest in playing her regal roles again in the cast.
Regarding more Toy Story, Buzz & Woody have already received two send-offs in the series. However, it is currently unknown whether Tom Hanks and Tim Allen will return for the sequel.
To support the film’s distinctive narrative, Pixar controversially chose Chris Evans to play the space cadet in the Toy Story spinoff Lightyear, released last year.
However, Lightyear was less popular than the previous Toy Story film, earning $226 million globally as opposed to Toy Story 4’s almost $1 billion. Disney may have concluded that its spinoff attempt was less successful than advancing the main Toy Story series.
When it was released in 2016 to rave acclaim, Zootopia became another over-$1 billion box office success for Walt Disney. In addition, it received an Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film, competing against movies like Toy Story 3 and the first Frozen.
The buddy cop comedy, which imagines a world in which wild animals coexist with humans, undoubtedly left room for Nick Wilde, played by Judy Hopps, and Jason Bateman, played by Ginnifer Goodwin, to work on other cases together.
The revelation of these sequels comes more than three years after the release of Frozen II, the latest Disney animated sequel. Recent original films from the studio include Raya, Soul and the Last Dragon, Luca, Encanto, and Turning Red.
This pattern will continue with Pixar’s Elio, Disney Animation’s Wish, and Pixar’s Elemental, which get scheduled to hit theatres on June 16th. See what other Disney movies are coming out soon by visiting CinemaBlend.