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Jennifer Lee & Chris Buck Have No Idea What to Do for 'Frozen 2'

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March 9, 2015
Source: BuzzFeed

Jennifer Lee & Chris Buck

If you're one of those Frozen fans who is excited to see a sequel from Walt Disney Animation Studios, you may want to sit down. While there have been rumblings of Frozen 2 from Idina Menzel, one of the film's stars, co-directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck currently have no idea what to do about a sequel. Speaking with BuzzFeed, the duo have confirmed that there is not yet a sequel in the works. There's no script, no development and not even an idea. Addressing the rampant rumors, Buck said, "It’s been in the press that we are doing it, and we would ask each other, 'Are we?'" Well, that doesn't sound very promising.

It sounds like the problem is cracking the story, and Lee says it's not easy:

"It all comes down to the story. Like with the short, it was so daunting until we found the story. Then it was all of the things it usually is and we were thinking of every emotion and moment and feeling. I think that’s all we can do. Until we find our way into what’s next, emotionally, it will feel too big. We just finished the short two weeks ago. One year ago, it was a lot to even think about doing a short. We were quite tired. We don’t really know what it’s like to stop for a minute and think about what we want to do next."

Considering Frozen only just came out at the end of 2013, it would be impressive of Buck and Lee had already come up with an idea and were hard at work. But that's simply not the case, especially since they quickly put together the musical animated short that will play in front of Cinderella this coming weekend with the main characters of the film returning with some new original music (watch the teaser for the short right here). And for now, Buck admits that they have no idea what to do for a sequel, "There is a bit of that drop-the-mic thing. Just go, [drops mic] ‘I don’t know what else to do.'" We're just glad they're not hastily rushing it just because of the demand, but we hope a good story will come along. But even if an idea comes around, this is an animated movie, so it'll be years before we see a sequel either way.

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Reader Feedback - 20 Comments

1

It's admirable of them not to rush into a sequel. The first one was fine on it's own, no need to continue the tale other than for a cash grab.

cuckoozey on Mar 9, 2015

2

At least they admit to having no ideas. Way too often they just start shooting with no ideas....

TheOct8pus on Mar 9, 2015

3

I'd kind of like to see a travel story, like Elsa leaving with Olaf to find out why she's different while Anna is left in charge, and has a dire problem like an invasion to handle until Elsa returns. Did the first one disclose how she has her ability?

OfficialJab on Mar 9, 2015

4

I have some ideas and if they want to know I can tell them.

The Frozen Doctor on Mar 10, 2015

5

Pick a Shakespearean plot and steal it. Done.

DAVIDPD on Mar 10, 2015

6

Jelsa please!!!

Harry Regnar Müller on Apr 24, 2015

7

FUCK JELSA!

"sigh" on Apr 25, 2015

8

Ohhhh so scaaary...Thuf Life hãn?

Harry Regnar Müller on Apr 27, 2015

9

You can told DreamWorks and DISNEY to Make Jelsa Shit Movie.

"sigh" on Apr 27, 2015

10

Jelsa please we need jelsa in frozen 2 ...♡

jelsaforever on Apr 25, 2015

11

NO!!!! JELSA SUCK!

"sigh" on Apr 25, 2015

12

you are so mean why did you look this page up if you hate Jack and Elsa. if you hate it so much GO AWAY, people are just trying to stand up for there own ship. now stop posting that....please!!!!

bridget on Apr 27, 2015

13

How adout No? you like Jelsa? no one cares and why I Hate Jelsa? stop!!! the Jelsa fan to told DreamWorks and DISNEY to Make Jelsa Shit Movie?!? SO Jelsa are mean to DreamWorks and DISNEY to Make Jelsa Shit. I like frozen and i don't want to be hate frozen 2 in Jelsa shit Movie we are frozen fan. let me told you. 1. Jack Frost is technically dead/immortal. Having died and resurrected as a spirit by the man in the moon. Whereas Elsa is alive and has the ability to die. 2. In addition to Jack not being technically “alive”. If people don’t believe in him, they cannot see him nor touch him. Whereas Elsa is fully human and can be seen and touched. (obviously) 3. Jack is hundreds of years old but is permanently stuck at the age of 14 or 17 (different sources state this). Whereas Elsa is 21 and has the ability to physically age. 4. Jack is from DreamWorks whereas Elsa is from Disney 5. In the Mini Fairy section of the art book, it says that "The Mini Fairies are infatuated with Jack." This is explained because Tooth is confirmed to have a small crush on Jack 6. 'Frozen' is the Highest-Grossing Animated Film Ever and 'Rise of the Guardians' flop cost DreamWorks $87 million 7. Jack has his own dream. He wants to protect the children all around the world, not want to be a King of Arendelle 8. with Jack's personalities, I'm sure he can't be a King. he's immature 9. Jelsa shipper don't love Jack or Elsa. they love ice power, blue eyes, platinum/ silver hair 10. No one can see Jack. Arendelle would think Elsa insane if she dated with a ghost (sorry, but it's true) 11. Elsa so talented, so intelligent. she doesn't need a man to help her rules Arendelle. she has Anna to take care of her, Kristoff to help her (Frozen Fever) she is not alone anymore! I'm ok if people shipping them but don't force your ships on everyone. no Jack in Frozen 2. I'm done here.

"sigh" on Apr 27, 2015

14

Ohoh thug life

Harry Regnar Müller on Apr 28, 2015

15

I agree.

ナルト on Mar 19, 2016

16

Nãoooooooo Mil ×nãoooooooooo gente pensem nas crianças Helsa não pode acontecer por favor Produtores pensem com cuidado em colocar helsa no Fronzen 2 o has queria matar a Elsa e a Anna como a Elsa ia namorar com ele já o Jack Frost é perfeito pra Elsa por favor coloquem Jelsa eu emploro

Marcelly de Medeiros Silva on Apr 25, 2015

17

PLEASE put Jack frost in there please, please, please,I have been dreaming about this for awhile please if you really make dreams come true please put jack frost in frozen. we gave you story lines just for Jack and Elsa we even came up with how they can meat and how they would meet before if you want to put a back story just please, please get jack frost in there. if DreamWorks wont let you have jack frost, give them money lots of it or beg them, get them or some of them to work with you on this movie, DONT BUY JACK FROST DISNEY!! get DreamWorks to work with you. Please, please, please have Jelsa. Disney if you are reading this Elsa needs a love interest Jack frost is her love interest please, please put jack in there. Please I am literally begging you put jack frost in that movie, PLEASE.

bridget on Apr 27, 2015

18

you need let it go.

"sigh" on Apr 29, 2015

19

YOU NEED TO MAKE JELSA HAPPEN! I'M NOT WATCHING FROZEN 2 IF THERE AIN'T NO JELSA

jelsa4eves on Sep 15, 2015

20

Yo Jelsa shipper bitches. Let the pro tell ya something here, Jack Frost is from dreamworks and Elsa is from disney, Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck are not idiots like you all that combines other companies work to their. What will really happen here is They will make another character to be Elsa's love-team. So don't ever expect it will happen cause you'll just die in hoping Jelsa will happen and it gave you heart attack because of sadness. Say goodbye to Jelsa and R.I.P to you.

ナルト on Mar 19, 2016

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