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Exclusive: 'Frozen' Director Teases 'Frozen 2'

Over the weekend Fandango had a chance to attend an awesome screening featuring selected short films from the upcoming Blu-ray release of the Walt Disney Animation Studios Shorts Collection, one of which was Frozen Fever. On hand to introduce the collection was Frozen codirector Chris Buck, whom we had a chance to chat with prior to the screening.

We'll have lots more with Buck -- who revealed all sorts of fun stories about the making of Frozen and Frozen Fever -- later this month, but we also had to ask about Frozen 2 because... well, it's Frozen 2!

"We're working on the sequel right now," Buck confirmed, though currently there is no set release date. "Jen (Lee) and I are getting back in the room and we've got some cool ideas coming up." Cool ideas!

What kind of ideas??

"I can't divulge anything," Buck said with a smirk, adding, "but for us, Jen and me, it's been so fun to get back in the room and be with these characters again. These characters are part of us -- both for Jen and me. Anna, Kristoff, Elsa, Olaf -- they're all parts of our personality, so it's fun to play with these characters again and sort of see where we can go next with them. Just like any characters that you love, to see them grow and to see what happens next."

 

Ah, but we did get a little more of a tease of the sequel in terms of what version of Elsa we're going to see. 

One additional thing Buck noted was how great it was making Frozen Fever because it allowed them to have a little more fun with Elsa. "[In Frozen] she had such a dramatic journey, and at the end she's just starting to feel like she can open up and have some fun again," Buck said. "That's what was really good about the short -- we could have fun with Elsa. And that personality... you will see in the next one."

Talk about a tease! 

The Walt Disney Animation Studios Shorts Collection arrives on Blu-ray on August 18. We'll have lots more with Chris Buck later this month, so stay tuned!

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