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Strange Magic not Frozen sequel

Disney has been quick to thaw rumours that its new animated musical Strange Magic will be a sequel to Frozen.

As the internet became abuzz with rumours that Frozen 2 was already in the works, Disney and Lucasfilm quickly made an announcement about the new project.

Strange Magic is a fairytale musical inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, the statement revealed.

"Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colourful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion."

Frozen has been a huge hit for Disney after becoming the fifth highest-grossing film in box office history.

Disney's two-time Oscar-winning animated movie, featuring the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel and Jonathan Groff, has taken over 1.219 billion US dollars (£723 million) worldwide.

Stitch Kingdom, a Disney fan site, sparked speculation that Strange Magic was a possible sequel after it revealed Disney had registered several domain names relating to the title.

Stitch Kingdom found the words "strange magic" are referenced by both the Duke of Weselton and Pabbie in Frozen, and a TV ad for the film includes the duke saying: "Strange magic has frozen this land."

Strange Magic is set to be released in January.

Frozen Fever, a short animated sequel, is also due for release next year.

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