‘Toy Story 5’ and ‘Frozen 3’ Are in Development
Good news for Disney fans! The studio has confirmed that new movies are in the works for a few of their biggest franchises. Toy Story 5, Frozen 3, and even a follow-up for 2016’s Zootopia are all in development.
Bob Iger, Disney’s CEO, first announced the news to the company’s investors, stating, “I’m so pleased to announce that we have sequels in the works from our animation studios to some of our most popular franchises – ‘Toy Story,’ ‘Frozen,’ and ‘Zootopia.'”
“We’ll have more to share about these productions soon. But this is a great example of how we’re leaning into our unrivaled brands and franchises,” he added.
Toy Story 5: Here’s What We Know
We know that Toy Story star Tim Allen, who voices Buzz Lightyear in the previous four Toy Story films, will return. And Allen might have accidentally spoiled that Tom Hanks will be returning as well.
“See ya soon Woody, you are a sad strange little man, and you have my pity. And off we go to a number 5! To infinity and beyond!” Allen wrote on Twitter.
Frozen 3: Here’s What We Know
There’s a little less confirmation of returning cast on the Frozen front. However, Kristen Bell, who voices Anna in Frozen and Frozen 2, has said she’s game to return.
“I would like to officially announce, with zero authority, ‘Frozen 3’,” Bell joked back in June 2022. “Please bear in mind, I did say ‘zero authority,’ ’cause I can’t [actually announce it]. I can’t do that — I’m not in charge.”
“But there could be something in the works and something maybe happening, maybe,” Bell continued to tease. “I’ll keep it mysterious. But I know Idina [Menzel] recently said she would do it. And I feel like if we’re all in, what are we waiting for?”
Back in 2019, Idina Menzel, who voices Queen Elsa in the franchise, did say she would be happy to make “multiple Frozen movies.
“I can see a ‘Frozen 3’. I can see a ‘Frozen 3,’ ‘4,’ and ‘5,’ it’s whether they want to make them. I’m happy to be involved.” Menzel said, just a month after the release of Frozen 2.
There are currently no public timelines or release dates for either of these titles. But we’ll keep you posted as more details surface!