‘Frozen 2’ is in the works, says original’s star Idina Menzel

'Frozen' is the highest-grossing animated film ever but Disney has yet to confirm a sequel

Though Disney has yet to confirm it is making a sequel to Frozen, one of the stars of the computer-animated smash, Idina Menzel, has apparently let slip that a second film is happening.

Earlier this year Disney’s CEO, Bob Iger, announced that Frozen is being adapted into a Broadway stage musical and said that the film has “franchise potential”, but Frozen 2 has yet to be given an official green light by the Mouse House.

However, when asked what she could tell fans about the musical and possible sequel, Menzel told The Telegraph: “That they’re all in the works, ha ha!”

Asked if she is signed up for everything that is in the works, the singer/actress then replied: “Ah, yeah sure… Not the stage show – I don’t know what will happen with that – but the movie hopefully. We’ll see. I’m just going along for the ride.”

Menzel voiced the role of Elsa in the original Frozen, alongside Kristen Bell as Anna and Jonathan Groff as Kristoff. Released in December 2013, the wintry computer-animated hit went on to take over $1.27 billion (£800 million) at cinemas worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing animated film of all-time and fifth highest-grossing film ever. It later won Oscars for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song – for ‘Let It Go’, sung by Menzel, which became a US Top Five and UK Top 15 hit.

Meanwhile, the Official Charts Company recently announced that Frozen is the best-selling DVD and Blu-ray of the year so far.