’s Q1 earnings call yesterday, which was otherwise headlined by news of 7,000 job cuts and $5.5 billion in cost savings by April 2024. He described the company’s investments into Frozen, Toy Story and Zootopia as ‘leaning into our unrivalled brands’.
Each of the last three movies in those franchises crossed $1 billion at the global box office, so nobody should be too surprised that
is returning to them for further sequels. Frozen 2 pulled in $1.4 billion worldwide, while Zootopia crossed the 10-figure mark by a hair at $1.02 billion. The 2016 buddy cop movie arrived to critical acclaim, and has since spawned its own
Toy Story really needs no introduction, but it’s worth pointing out that Toy Story 4 climbed to $1.07 billion in 2019 – while its spin-off movie Lightyear faltered at just $226 million in 2022. That may explain why
I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.