In a completely expected turn of events, Bob Iger, CEO of Disney, revealed that the company is planning on releasing a Frozen musical in the future.
*cue screams of delight from Frozen fans*
Iger briefly spilled the beans in an interview with Fortune, saying that they were in discussions to develop a Broadway show; however, there currently isn’t any deadline or time frame on when it will be released. “We’re not demanding speed,” he said. “We’re demanding excellence.”
That brief sentence is all he divulged on the subject, but it’s just enough to get Frozen and Disney fans jumping for joy. Ever since Frozen was released, people have been begging and asking for a musical adaptation. And considering how financially and critically successful it has been, it seems that Disney would want to further expand this new franchise. Frozen just won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film and even in its sixth week of release in US theatres, Frozen is one of the most successful films of the year and still continues to reign the box office.
Actually, it won’t be that hard to make the film a Broadway musical considering Frozen already has nine songs, five of which appear in the first 30 minutes. The film’s songs were written by Broadway’s Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, it’s no question that they’ll be brought on board to expand the musical repertoire for the play. (Hint: Add a “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” reprise at then end. Just sayin’.)