These three major Disney franchises will soon return to the animation scene according to studio CEO Bob Iger.
Disney relies on its sure values. As part of the presentation of the studio’s results for the first quarter of 2023, the big boss Bob Iger, who returned to business last November, announced drastic cuts (5 billion dollars in savings and 7,000 job cuts) as well as as the start of three sequels to the latest Disney/Pixar animated hits.
The toys from Toy Story, the sisters Anna and Elsa from Frozen and the talking animals from Zootopia will thus be entitled to new animated adventures. “We will soon have more to share on these productions”said the CEO as reported Variety, “but it’s a great example of how we’re leveraging our unrivaled brands and franchises.”
Or to put it another way, the studio clearly displays its desire to capitalize on known and established universes, to the detriment, perhaps, of original productions whose last representatives (Avalonia, En avant or Encanto) did not convince at the box. -office.
Zootopia (2016), Toy Story 4 (2019) and Frozen 2 (2019) had, on the contrary, each earned more than a billion dollars at the global box office (and even nearly 1.5 billion tickets green in the case of the princesses of Arendelle). The universes had since been declined in animated programs and short films on Disney + with Zootopia +, Fourchette asks questions, Life in light and Olaf Presents.
So new feature films for the cinema? New programs for Disney+? Live adaptations? Big-eared studio fans are now waiting for more details and information on these major projects. Business more than ever to follow…