Disney plans to turn its latest animated success Frozen into a Broadway musical!
Disney’s CEO Bob Iger told Fortune magazine that Disney is planning to turn the icy animated feature into a show, however, “we’re not demanding speed, we’re demanding excellence.” In other words, it will likely be years before anyone gets to see Anna and Elsa sing on stage. There is no word yet on where the musical will be staged.
The animated feature has proven to be Disney’s latest box office smash, grossing over $600 million worldwide and steadily topping the box office since it’s release on Nov. 27, 2013.
The movie follows Princesses Elsa and Anna of Arendelle. Elsa has a gift (or curse, depending how you look at it) where whatever she touches turns into ice. When their parents die and Elsa takes the throne as Queen, her secret is revealed as she accidentally turns Arendelle to ice, and then runs away. The story is about adventure, family and love as Anna journeys to bring her sister home.
With many loveable characters (like the snowman Olaf, the mountain man Kristoff and his reindeer Sven) and amazing songs (like the hit “Let It Go” which Demi Lovato covered), it’s no wonder why Disney found its latest hit in a winter tale.
Frozen comes out on DVD March 18 so fans of all ages can watch it over and over until they can see it live.