June 20, 2024

Disney Announces Frozen, Toy Story & Zootopia Sequels; Avatar Coming to Disneyland

On Wednesday, Disney CEO Bob Iger made a number of big announcements for fans on the company’s earnings call for the quarter ending in December 2022. For fans of animated movies, Iger revealed that sequels to Frozen, Toy Story & Zootopia are in development. Additionally, Iger also said that a “Avatar” experience will be coming to Disneyland in Anaheim, bringing Pandora to the West Coast.

The first Toy Story premiered in 1995  and was the first fully CGI-ani mated feature film. It spawned three sequels, a series of TV specials (Toy Story of Terror!  Toy Story That Time Forgot,  Forky Asks a Question), a series of short cartoons (Hawaiian Vacation, Small Fry,  Partysaurus Rex)  a  2-D animated series (Buzz Lightyear of Star Command) and a spinoff (Lightyear).

Frozen premiered in 2013 and instantly became a culteral phemonon, spawning a sequel in 2019, a few specials (Frozen Fever, Once Upon a Snowman, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure)  a series of shorts (At Home with Olaf, Olaf Presents) and a Broadway musical.

Zootopia premiered in 2016 and was met with a solid box office and positive reviews. 

“Pandora – The World of Avatar,” a section devoted to James Cameron’s works, is currently located in Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando. It has two rides: “Avatar Flight of Passage” and “Na’vi River Journey.”

The second Avatar movie, Avatar: The Way of Water, passed Titanic on February 5 to become the third-highest grossing foreign picture in box office history. In the upcoming years, Cameron intends to produce three further installments of the Avatar series. It’s safe to assume that the  avatar attraction at Disneyland will focus more on the themes presented in the sequel and upcoming films.

Source: Variety

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