In an interview with Collider about Hulu’s “Up Here,” songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez revealed that they found out about the third “Frozen” movie on the same day as everyone else.
Disney CEO Bob Iger announced last month that they have “sequels in the works” for “Frozen,” as well as “Toy Story” and “Zootopia.” The “Frozen” sequel would presumably be called “Frozen III,” and would be Walt Disney Animation Studios’ first “threequel.”
When Collider mentioned the surprise announcement, Robert Lopez said, “It was to us, as well.”
Collider said, “Please tell me that you’ll be returning to do the music for that. Did they tell you that was coming?”
Kristen Anderson-Lopez responded, “They told us, the day of, and a little bit about what they’re thinking. It got us very excited. Now, we have to let the wheels of Hollywood do what they do, but we were very excited with their ideas.”
The married songwriting duo credits their daughters as the inspiration behind their “Frozen” songwriting success.
“The thing that we love about our own career, if we can say something we love about it, is that we get to pick projects that we feel so passionate about,” Lopez explained in the interview. “With ‘Frozen’, when they showed us the pictures of Little Anna and Little Elsa, we were like, ‘That’s Katie and Annie. That’s our kids. This is for them. This is what we have to be saying to the world right now.'”
The couple wrote the songs for “Frozen” and “Frozen II,” while Christophe Beck composed the scores. They won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Let it Go.” They also won the Academy Award for “Remember Me” from “Coco.” “Into the Unknown” from “Frozen II” was nominated but did not win. They wrote the various theme songs and “Agatha All Along” for “WandaVision.”
While the songwriters are excited to work on the third movie of the “Frozen” franchise, production has not yet begun. Fans looking to hear the latest songs of Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez can tune into “Up Here”, a musical romantic comedy series about ordinary people, now streaming on Hulu.