Looking for a way to cool down your summer? Disney Channel and The LEGO Group are teaming up to create new shorts and books based on “Frozen.”
The 2013 film that spawned endless cries of “Let it go!” is also the highest-grossing animated film of all-time, and it will expand with “Disney Frozen Northern Lights: Journey to the Lights.” Anna, Elsa, Olaf and the rest will all return as they embark on a quest to restore the shimmer of the Northern Lights. The story will also introduce a brand new character named Little Rock.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a deluxe novelization series published by Random House will debut in July, with the LEGO-produced shorts arriving on Disney Channel and digital platforms this fall. The star-studded voice cast including Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel and Josh Gad will reprise their roles. Along with the announcement, Gad spoke about returning to the role of Olaf in “Northern Lights” and shared some of his favorite childhood LEGO memories in a new video released by Disney.
In addition to a planned sequel, Disney has gone back to the “Frozen” well a number of times since its 2013 release. A holiday special will air on ABC later this year and a Broadway musical is in development for 2018. A new theme park attraction based on the film is also planned for Disney’s California Adventure.
While “The LEGO Movie” sequel was recently pushed back to 2019, LEGO fans also have “The LEGO Batman Movie” in February 2017 to look forward to, with “The LEGO Ninjago Movie” following that September.
Check out the clip from Gad and book cover for “Journey to the Northern Lights” below.
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