Idina Menzel confirms Frozen sequel in the works

Nov 28, 2014 at 5:50 p.m. ET

Winter is coming. Again.

No, not that winter. This time, it's a happy winter. One we should all definitely be cheering about.

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Frozen star Idina Menzel confirmed that Frozen 2 is in the works.

The Disney film is already the talk of the holidays, with Frozen merchandise flying off the shelves as the must-have gifts of the season.

And Menzel is keeping the hype going.

During an interview with The Telegraph, Menzel, who voices ice queen Elsa, was asked about Frozen 2 and the stage musical. She said that "they're all in the works." Menzel added that she expects to be invited back to voice the character for the sequel, though she wouldn't be involved in the planned stage show. "I'm just going along for the ride," the actress shared.

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In addition to the development of a sequel and the theater production, Disney is also producing a six-minute short film called Frozen Fever, which The Telegraph said is expected to be shown in cinemas this Christmas.

Frozen has become the highest-grossing animated film of all time since it hit theaters back in November 2013. It garnered more than $1 billion at the box office. Frozen won Oscars last year for Animated Feature Film and for Music (Original Song), for the hit "Let It Go," which Menzel sung.

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Menzel, a longtime Broadway star, admitted she is surprised by the success of the movie and the now-iconic song, "I remember some of those classic Disney songs from movies, and you knew the character but you didn't know the person behind the song. But this is different, this is weird."

Thanks to Frozen, Menzel has gained worldwide recognition. The sequel will no doubt continue to show off her powerhouse vocals.

Do you think a Frozen sequel can live up to the first film?

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