In an unexpected turn of events, Disney has announced that multiple sequels to the hit film Frozen were due for release in 2015. The catch? They will come as books, not movies.
Starting January 6, 2015, Random House will be releasing 2 books, Anna & Elsa #1: All Hail the Queen and Anna & Elsa #2: Memory and Magic
Random House is also the publisher of the Never Girls series of books that takes place in Peter Pan’s home of Never Land.
With regards to publishing books based on Disney’s Frozen, Barbara Marcus, president of Random House’s children’s division, said:
We have seen our Disney Never Girls series fill a real niche in the chapter book market, and with the momentum for Frozen only continuing to grow, we knew this was the perfect focus for this new series.
There is no word yet as to the targeted age range of the upcoming series but it appears as if Disney and Random House will be going after a younger market.
With box office numbers the way they were for Frozen, we can only imagine Anna and Elsa will take to the big screen again and that the franchise will have a larger presence at The Disney Parks. But until that happens, fans will have to continue the sisters’ adventure in the pages of a series of book.
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