Director Chris Buck and cohort Jennifer Lee have begun ideas for the second Frozen film, coming straight from the horses mouth, Buck.
We’re just starting,” MTV News learned when having a run in with Buck at a Disney event. “Jen [Lee] and I are just getting back into the story room together and throwing ideas around. We have an overall idea, a concept, which I think is a very strong one. I’m very excited about doing it.”
The pair already did a 7 minute short, paired with the live action Cinderella, and it executed well, so this is the next step.
It's also the first film that we're seeing where the main characters weren't in necessary pursuit of a prince, which Buck has addressed. E!Online quotes Buck saying the following:
"I think we're very aware of what is happening in society. I don't think any of us take [them] lightly, even though they can be very funny and entertaining, the messages that our movies have and the influence they can have on young people. When the kids [watch] them, they watch them over and over again, and if we don't have a decent message in there, I think we've missed an opportunity."
It's great to see a cartoon director thinking more forwardly and realistically on these subjects, especially with how it molds the minds of kids as they watch films and cartoons. Frozen is important because it shows the bond between two sisters, but it also shows two strong female characters that aren't trying to get somewhere specific to be with "the man they love."
That is really refreshing, and we think that parents will be more happy with an outcome like that!
TO BE CONTINUED... Waiting on the new song to get stuck in your kids heads:
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