In news that should surprise absolutely no one, Disney has decided to develop its blockbuster animated hit Frozen into a Broadway musical.
Disney CEO Bob Iger admitted to CNN Fortune that discussions had begun, hinting that the show might still be a few years away.
“We’re not demanding speed… We’re demanding excellence.”
With songs written and composed by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, many critics commented that the film – a re-imagining of The Snow Queen fable – had been tailor-made for a Broadway staging.
Frozen was the big success story at the box office over the Christmas holidays, grossing more than $317 million in the U.S. and $394 million internationally.
It’s showing no signs of slowing down, even in its eighth week, and stands as the second highest grossing Disney Animation film after only The Lion King.
The film is also the hot favourite to win the Best Animated Feature Oscar at the coming Academy Awards.
No wonder Disney want to stretch out the movie’s success, even if that would be in direct contradiction to the movie’s signature song, ‘Let It Go’.