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Frozen II is an upcoming American animated film produced at Walt Disney Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to the studio's 2013 animated feature, Frozen and will premiere on November 22, 2019. It will be the 58th animated feature in the Disney Animated Canon.
Why was Elsa born with magical powers? The answer is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she'll set out on a dangerous but remarkable journey.
- Kristen Bell as Anna
- Idina Menzel as Elsa
- Jonathan Groff as Kristoff
- Josh Gad as Olaf
- Evan Rachel Wood as Queen Iduna
- Sterling K. Brown as Lieutenant Mattias
- Alfred Molina as King Agnarr
- Martha Plimpton as Yelana
- Rachel Matthews as Honeymaren
- Jason Ritter as Ryder Nattura
Development on a theatrical Frozen sequel was officially announced at a Disney Shareholder meeting, alongside being confirmed by Jennifer Lee on her Twitter account. Co-directors of the original film, Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, as well as producer, Peter Del Vecho, all returned to helm the project. The filmmakers had not originally considered making a sequel to Frozen at all and the road to its creation was bumpy. Co-director Chris Buck began by considering that what would be next for Elsa, having been in hiding for so long and finally being accepted by her people. One question the filmmakers were repeatedly asked was the question of why Elsa has her powers, which led them to explore this question for the sequel. As part of the production process, the filmmakers took part in a four hour psychological personality test, assuming the roles of the characters and answering questions posed by an actual psychologist. In doing so, they discovered that Anna was a "fairy tale" character, optimistic and human, while Elsa was a "mythic" character, with the weight of the world on her shoulders and special powers. The film's visual developers worked on special finishing touches to the characters' outfits, including lining inside the fabric of every character's clothes. Both Elsa and Anna wear pants when traveling into the Enchanted Forest, Jennifer Lee stating that they wear what's right for the situation and she loves that they can wear anything. The film is said to be "darker" than the original Frozen and Kristen Bell stated of this that "'...we don’t give kids enough credit — because they’re projections of us and we want them to be happy because we want ourselves to be happy all the time. We don’t give them enough credit for their ability to digest complex situations and trauma and struggle."
On April 25, 2017, the official release date for the Frozen sequel was announced by Disney. On September 28, Josh Gad and Disney announced on social media that recording for the film had officially begun.
In 2018, Jennifer Lee was the appointed replacement for John Lasseter following his discharge from The Walt Disney Company. With her attention now focused on several facets of the studio, writer Allison Schroeder was brought on to cowrite the script for Frozen 2. On November 1, it was announced that the Frozen sequel had been pushed up a few days from November 27, 2019 to November 22, 2019. On February 13, 2019, the film was retitled as Frozen II.
Advance ticket sales for Frozen II set a first day record for an animated film for both Fandango and Atom Tickets. The film outpaced sales of Toy Story 4 to set the new record. Based on early sales, the film was predicted to open with at least $100 million over its opening weekend, with more optimistic predictions setting it at $125 million.
The film's red carpet world premiere was held on Thursday, November 7, 2019 in Hollywood, California, with members of the cast and crew in attendance. Although the film's official U.S. release is November 22, 2019, a number of theaters are offering multiple showings as early as 6 P.M. on November 21, 2019.
- Frozen II takes place three years after the events of Frozen.
- Frozen II was originally set to be released sometime after the film Gigantic, though their order of release was switched after a major shift in premiere schedules for Walt Disney Pictures films.
- This is the sixth sequel in the Disney Animated Features canon, after The Three Caballeros, The Rescuers Down Under, Fantasia 2000, Winnie the Pooh, and Ralph Breaks the Internet.
- The teaser trailer became the most viewed animation trailer of all time, with a record-breaking 116.4 million views in 24 hours.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 "'Frozen' Sequel Gets New 2019 Release Date". (November 1, 2018)
- ↑ Kristen Bell Drops Frozen 2 Secrets
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Frozen 2: Release date, trailers, cast and everything we know so far". CNET. (June 11, 2019)
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Frozen 2 Announcement
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 "'Frozen 2 Trailer Introduces New Characters". (September 23, 2019)
- ↑ Frozen sequel announced
- ↑ Jennifer Lee confirms her involvement
- ↑ Lussier, Germain (September 30, 2019). "Deciding to Make Frozen II Was Much More Complicated Than You'd Expect". Gizmodo Retrieved on November 10, 2019.
- ↑ Keck, William (November 5, 2019). "Frozen 2’s Hidden Gems Showcase Filmmakers’ Attention to Detail". D23 Retrieved on November 7, 2019.
- ↑ Maas, Jennifer (November 9, 2019). "Why Elsa and Anna Get to Wear Pants in ‘Frozen 2’". The Wrap Retrieved on November 10, 2019.
- ↑ Abell, Bailee (November 9, 2019). "“Frozen 2” is a darker Disney sequel – Kristen Bell says it’s a good thing". Inside the Magic Retrieved on November 10, 2019.
- ↑ "Disney's Frozen 2 Coming In November 2019". TheStreet. (April 25, 2017)
- ↑ "‘Frozen 2’ Cast Starts Recording with Josh Gad Returning as Olaf". Collider. (September 28, 2017)
- ↑ "Amazon - Frozen 2 soundtrack". Retrieved on November 9, 2019.
- ↑ D'Alessandro, Anthony (November 5, 2019). "‘Frozen 2’ First-Day Advance Ticket Sales Set Animated Film Record". Deadline Retrieved on November 7, 2019.
- ↑ Sandoval, Shireen (November 8, 2019). "‘Frozen II’ cast chills on red carpet at Hollywood premiere", WSVN. Retrieved on November 10, 2019.
- ↑ "Penn Cinema - Frozen II". Penn Cinema Retrieved on November 10, 2019.
- ↑ "Frozen 2 to Have 3-Year Time Jump, New Scene Details Revealed". (June 14, 2019)
- ↑ "Disney's Frozen 2 post". Twitter. Retrieved on March 1, 2019.