New story to launch with a website, books, etc in July

By Karen Mizoguchi
Updated June 21, 2016 07:10 AM
Credit: Disney

Great news: You won’t have to wait for the sequel to get more Frozen!

Disney announced a new installment in the mega-successful franchise on Tuesday. Frozen Northern Lights will be an original story spanning multimedia art forms including books and animated shorts.

“It’s a new story that follows Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff and, of course, Sven on an epic adventure to restore the Northern Lights,” Josh Gad explains in a newly released video. “All of the voice talent from the original film is back, this is going to be unbelievable guys!”

That’s right, all the Arendelle favorites will be back together again! Gad, 35, reunites with costars Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel and Jonathan Groff to restore the glimmer of the Northern Lights in a four-part animated series from the LEGO Group that will premiere on the Disney Channel in the fall.

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“Natural phenomenon meets cultural phenomenon in this all new story, Frozen Northern Lights,'” Andrew Sugerman, executive vice president, Disney Publishing Worldwide, said in a statement. “We’re excited to share this new adventure and offer fans great new ways to connect with their favorite characters thanks to a host of related books, digital games and activities.”

In July, Random House will release the first book in the collection titled Disney Frozen Northern Lights: Journey to the Lights. Fans can look forward to reading about a new protagonist named Little Rock.

The animated film, released in 2013, raked in more than $1.2 billion worldwide.