After the difficult news that he had to give about layoffs and lossesDisney CEO Bob Iger announced several big news for fans during the company’s earnings call for the year-end quarter 2022 on Wednesday.
For fans of animated movies, Iger announced two new sequels to massive franchises: “toy story» and «Frozen” — were in development. A sequel to the animated comedy «Zootopia» was also announced.
The «Toy Story» franchise consists of four theatrical chapters and one spin-off: 2022’s «Lightyear.» Although the latter film underperformed, «Toy Story 3» and «Toy Story 4» grossed more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office.
Meanwhile, the first «Frozen» movie was released in 2013 and was a huge success, and the sequel «Frozen II» grossed more than $1.4 billion at the global box office in 2019. Beyond the movies, the franchise also became in a Disney on Ice Show, Broadway musical, numerous short films, television specials, and books.
Iger also announced that Pandora will be coming to the West Coast via a ‘Avatar‘ Experience that will come to disneyland in anaheim.
Currently, Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando features «Pandora — The World of Avatar,» an area dedicated to the creations of James Cameron featuring two attractions: «Avatar Flight of Passage» and «Na’vi River Journey.»
On February 5, «Avatar: The Way of Water,» the second «Avatar» movie, surpassed ‘Titanic’ to become the third greatest international films in box office history. Cameron plans to release three more films in the «Avatar» saga in the coming years.