‘Toy Story 5’, ‘Frozen 3’, ‘Zootopia 2’ Announced By Disney

When all else fails, such as the recent animated film Strange World, Disney knows exactly what to do. And that is to lean into its plethora of hits. CEO Bob Iger has confirmed sequels to FrozenToy Story, and Zootopia during yesterday’s Q1 earnings presentation.

“We’ll have more to share about these productions soon,” Iger informed Disney investors, “but this is a great example of how we’re leaning into our unrivaled brands and franchises.”

The Frozen and Zootopia sequels have already been talked about in one way or another, and aren’t much of a surprise. Frozen is one of Disney’s most beloved films ever, and the 2019 sequel did $1.4B at the box office. Zootopia was released in 2016 and also earned over $1B, while spinning off into the Disney+ series, Zootopia+.

But Toy Story is different. The general response to 2019’s Toy Story 4 was positive, with the film making $1B at the box office. But it was hardly an enthusiastic reaction, and that was felt when last year’s spinoff, Lightyear, was a flop with just $226M. [Variety]

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