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Kristen Bell: 'We're nearly ready to start on Frozen 2'

Frozen writers are "putting the finishing touches on the script" for the much-anticipated sequel, star Kristen Bell has told fans.

The 36-year-old actress voices Anna in the animated movie, which took the world by storm when it was released in 2013. A follow-up movie was confirmed by Disney, with Kristen revealing back in May (16) that they were about to start recording it.

The actress has now given an update to eager fans, admitting work on the sequel has actually yet to begin.

"I thought we were about to start recording, but I was mistaken," she told Collider.com. "So, we haven’t begun yet. They’re putting the finishing touches on the script.

"We record, as those characters, often. At the change of season at the parks, whether it’s for Disneyland, Epcot, or when Japan opens, we will record new voices for our characters, but we actually haven’t started recording for the second Frozen."

Capitalising on the popularity of the tale of a young woman with the power to freeze things, Kristen and co-star Idina Menzel will be reprising their characters for a 2017 Christmas special based on Josh Gad's snowman character Olaf.

Not only will the special give Frozen fans the chance to see their favorite characters again, but there will also be a host of new songs to sing and dance along to.

"What we have been working on is an Olaf Christmas special that we’re doing for next year," Kristen said of the ABC special. "We’ve recorded that already, which has been a lot of fun to work on.

"There’s new music, as well. Yeah, there are new songs."

Kristen has enjoyed a huge career surge through her involvement with the animated hit, which her two young daughters are able to enjoy with her, and Kristen remains ever thankful that she was given the opportunity to be a part of the franchise.

"It feels like being a part of a little bit of magic," she added. "You just hope that the project you’re working on brings people joy, and then you look at the team around you and you realize that you can’t go wrong with a dream team, like the one they put together to work on Frozen. It’s so much fun!"

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