'Frozen 2': Reasons for the movie's delay and why it is set for 2019

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Queen Elsa of Arendelle, from the hit Disney movie "Frozen," sings her iconic song "Let It Go." YouTube/Walt Disney Animation Studios

One of the top grossing animated films of all time is about to make another comeback by year 2019. “Frozen 2” is reported to be bringing back the original voice cast of the movie and a new villain, which will be brought to life by a new member of the “Frozen” family.

“Frozen 2” will probably be the most anticipated sequel that Disney will ever be franchising. The story will bring back the likes of Idina Menzel (Elsa), Kristen Bell (Anna), Jonathan Groff (Kristoff) and Josh Gad (Olaf). Kristen Bell even posted several photos of her jokingly holding a bag full of ice as if it were a pillow on her  Twitter  account in 2015 when the confirmation of the sequel was revealed. (See picture at bottom of article.)

According to the actress, “the whole team won’t just put something out to put it out.” She further explained that when a movie had such a successful run, it is only fitting that a sequel will be made. Bell stressed out that the team took a while because they wanted to figure out the perfect story that they need to tell and what lessons it can bring.

The “Bad Mom’s” actress and the other cast members for that matter have yet to start on any recordings for the movie. Bell assures that the reason behind this is that the writers are still putting on their finishing touches on the script.

There is still little known as to what the story of the “Frozen” sequel is all about. One thing is certain, the team from Disney is taking all the time that they need in order to carefully make this project. The “Frozen 2” Disney team is eyeing the year 2019 onwards for its debut.

The reason behind the long wait, apart for striving for excellence for “Frozen,” is that Disney has already planned out their upcoming movies for the years 2017 through 2018. These includes the live-action remakes of the timeless classic “Beauty and the Beast,” which is starred by Emma Watson (Belle) and Dan Stevens (Beast), and “Mulan,” which promises to star an all-Asian cast.

The Disney team still has other sequels that are almost done with their productions before “Frozen 2” can ever be released. “Wreck-it-Ralph,” “Cars” and “The Incredibles” are some of the movies in line for a sequel. “Coco and Gigantic” is also included in the long list of Disney projects.

According to the Telegraph, Jennifer Lee will once again be directing the upcoming “Frozen 2.” Lee was also responsible for directing the original “Frozen” movie. Composer Christophe Beck is rumoured to be once again joining the movie alongside Oscar-winning couple Robert and Kristen Lopez.

The first "Frozen" movie has garnered a total of US$1.07 billion (AU$1.41 billion) as soon as it's release had been globally debuted. The movie had a total sale of US$1.28 billion (AU$ 1.69 billion) globally. The movie has beaten other high grossing movies such as "Minions" with US$1.18 billion (AU$1.52 billion), "Toy Story"  with US$1.07 billion (AU$1.40 billion) and "Finding Dory" with US$1.02 billion (AU$ 1.36 billion), which only ranked second, third and fourth place respectively after "Frozen." This is according to a report from Variety and the Numbers site.