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Disney was indeed looking into making Tangled 2, its producer confirms. But there's a simple reason why it never happened...
For the past few years, as Walt Disney Animation Studios has continued its remarkable run of recent success, rumours of sequels to its films have gathered momentum.
The last \'official\' sequel Disney made to one of its classic line of animated features was
, that was released way back in 1990. Of course, there\'s the dozens of mainly straight to DVD sequels that infected stores throughout the 1990s and 2000s, but they were the work of a separate part of Disney.
2, both of which are believed to be in development. And once upon a time, there was chat of a follow-up to Walt Disney Animation Studio\'s 50th animated feature, 2010\'s
And now we\'ve found out the simple reason why it didn\'t happen.
2 was something that Disney was actively investigating (and indeed that conversations about sequels are coming up at Disney).
"There was a desire to somehow take it into a filmic sequel", he admitted of
. So why did it stumble? It come down to the fact that directors Nathan Greno and Byron Howard ultimately "weren\'t really interested" in following up the story. Plus, as Conli pointed out, "her hair was gone!"
So there you have it. Not a complicated story, but rare confirmation that Disney was indeed working on an official sequel to one of its animated hits.
is now in cinemas. Rumours of a sequel to that one have started already...
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