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Frozen II is an animated drama/fantasy film produced at Walt Disney Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The sequel to the studio's 2013 animated feature, Frozen, it is the 58th animated feature in the Disney Animated Canon.

Synopsis

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.

Plot

King Runeard, founder and first king of Arendelle, establishes a treaty with the tribe of Northuldra by building a dam in the Northuldra's homeland, the Enchanted Forest. However, a fight occurs and enrages the spirits of earth, fire, air, and water who inhabit the forest. The spirits disappear and a wall of mist encases everyone in the forest. Runeard’s son Prince Agnarr barely escapes with the help of an unknown savior.

Three years after her coronation, Queen Elsa of Arendelle celebrates autumn in the kingdom with her younger sister Princess Anna, Olaf the snowman, Kristoff the kingdom’s ice harvester, and Kristoff’s reindeer Sven. Elsa has been hearing a mysterious voice calling out to her. Unable to ignore it one night, Elsa follows the voice and unintentionally awakens the elemental spirits. The spirits force everyone in the kingdom to evacuate. Grand Pabbie and the Trolls colony, aware of the situation, arrive to Arendelle and Pabbie informs them that they must set things right by discovering the truth about the kingdom's past. Elsa deduces that they must follow the voice she has been hearing.

Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven embark to the Enchanted Forest. They encounter the impenetrable wall of mist, but it parts open as Elsa uses her magic before closing back. The wind spirit, in the form of a tornado, appears and sweeps everyone in its vortex. Elsa stops it by firing streams of snow, forming a set of ice sculptures. They discover the sculptures are images from their father’s past and that their mother, Iduna, was a Northuldra who saved Agnarr. They encounter the Northuldra and a troop of Arendellian soldiers who are still at conflict with one another. The fire spirit appears and Elsa attempts to stop its fire from spreading. Elsa discovers that the spirit is an agitated magical salamander and calms it down, stopping all the fires. Elsa and Anna form a truce between the soldiers and the Northuldra by explaining that their mother was Northuldran and their father was Arendellian. Elsa later learns the existence of a fifth spirit who will unite people and the magic of nature.

Elsa continues to head north with Anna and Olaf. They find their parents’ shipwreck and a map with a route to Ahtohallan, a mythical river said to have explanations of the past. Feeling guilty her parents were lost at sea in search of answers of her magic powers, Elsa decides to travel alone and sends Anna and Olaf away in an ice boat for their safety. Anna and Olaf are then stranded in a cavern.

Elsa encounters the Nokk, the water spirit who guards the ocean on her way to Ahtohallan. Elsa tames the Nokk and reaches Ahtohallan. There, Elsa discovers that the voice was the call of Iduna from memories of the past, and that her power was a gift from the magic of nature because of Iduna's selfless act of saving Agnarr, making her the fifth spirit who unites differences. Elsa wields her mother's mantle of the fifth spirit. Elsa also learns that the dam was built as a ruse to reduce the Northuldra’s resources because of Runeard’s dislike of the tribe’s connection with magic and that Runeard was the one who initiated the conflict. Elsa sends this information to Anna, but as she had ventured into the most dangerous part of Ahtohallan, Elsa becomes frozen which causes Olaf to fade away.

Anna receives Elsa’s message and concludes that the dam must be destroyed for peace to be restored. Anna gets out from the cavern and awakens the sleeping gigantic earth spirits. Anna lures them towards the dam and the dam is destroyed by boulders hurled by the giants. Elsa thaws out and returns to Arendelle, stopping a flood from the destroyed dam. As the wall of mist disappears, Elsa reunites with Anna and revives Olaf. Kristoff proposes to Anna, who accepts. Elsa points out that she and Anna are now the bridge between the people and the magical spirits. Anna becomes the queen of Arendelle and Elsa becomes the protector of the Enchanted Forest who regularly visits Arendelle as peace is restored in all the lands.

Cast

Development

Development on a theatrical Frozen sequel was officially announced at a Disney Shareholder meeting,[1] alongside being confirmed by Jennifer Lee on her Twitter account.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5] 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."[6]

Following concerns about cultural appropriation regarding the original Frozen, Disney signed a contract with the Sámi people to respectfully portray Sámi culture. As the culture was to feature in an even greater role in Frozen II, the Sámi parliaments of Norway, Sweden and Finland, along with the Saami Council reached out to collaborate with the film's producers. The contract also included an agreement that Disney would produce a dubbed version of Frozen II in one Sámi language and participate in cross-learning initiatives that contribute to Indigenous communities in Scandinavia.[7] The Sámi people and those worked with by the filmmakers appear in the film's credits.

On April 25, 2017, the official release date for the Frozen sequel was announced by Disney.[8] On September 28, Josh Gad and Disney announced on social media that recording for the film had officially begun.[9]

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.[10] On February 13, 2019, the film was retitled as Frozen II.

The film's soundtrack was released on November 15, 2019 in CD, digital, and vinyl formats.[11]

Reception

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.[12] Globally, the film was predicted to shatter the previous Toy Story 4 record with a $242 million global opening weekend.[13]

The film's first reviews appeared on November 14, 2019. As of November 22, 2019, the film holds a score of 76% fresh with 169 reviews on the review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes, with the site's consensus stating that "Frozen II can't quite recapture the showstopping feel of its predecessor, but it remains a dazzling adventure into the unknown."[14] Mara Reinstein of U.S. Weekly stated that while the film was not as spectacular as the original, it was "still a beautifully designed, sharply written and toe-tapping piece of family entertainment."[15] Nicholas Barber of BBC was one of those who was critical of the film, stating that the film "takes an ice age" to get going and describing it as "an avalanche of half-formed ideas."[16] On November 19, 2019, the film was certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.[17]

Releases

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.[18] 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.[19]

International premieres

Videos

Gallery

Wiki
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Trivia

References

  1. Frozen sequel announced
  2. Jennifer Lee confirms her involvement
  3. Lussier, Germain (September 30, 2019). "Deciding to Make Frozen II Was Much More Complicated Than You'd Expect". Gizmodo Retrieved on November 10, 2019.
  4. Keck, William (November 5, 2019). "Frozen 2’s Hidden Gems Showcase Filmmakers’ Attention to Detail". D23 Retrieved on November 7, 2019.
  5. Maas, Jennifer (November 9, 2019). "Why Elsa and Anna Get to Wear Pants in ‘Frozen 2’". The Wrap Retrieved on November 10, 2019.
  6. 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.
  7. Simonpillai, Radheyan (November 19, 2019). "Disney signed a contract with Indigenous people before making Frozen II". Now Toronto Retrieved on November 21, 2019.
  8. "Disney's Frozen 2 Coming In November 2019". TheStreet. (April 25, 2017)
  9. "‘Frozen 2’ Cast Starts Recording with Josh Gad Returning as Olaf". Collider. (September 28, 2017)
  10. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named date
  11. "Amazon - Frozen 2 soundtrack". Retrieved on November 9, 2019.
  12. D'Alessandro, Anthony (November 5, 2019). "‘Frozen 2’ First-Day Advance Ticket Sales Set Animated Film Record". Deadline Retrieved on November 7, 2019.
  13. Anthony D'Alessandro, Nancy Tartaglione (November 20, 2019). "‘Frozen 2’ Set To Ice ‘Toy Story 4’ For Toon Global Opening Weekend Record With $242M+". Deadline Retrieved on November 21, 2019.
  14. "Rotten Tomatoes - Frozen II". Rotten Tomatoes Retrieved on November 19, 2019.
  15. Reinstein, Mara (November 14, 2019). "‘Frozen 2’ Isn’t as Fab, But Still a Flurry of Fun: 5 Reasons Why". U.S. Weekly Retrieved on November 14, 2019.
  16. Barber, Nicholas (November 14, 2019). "Frozen II review: 'An avalanche of half-formed ideas'". BBC Retrieved on November 14, 2019.
  17. Twitter iconn #Frozen2 is now #CertifiedFresh at 83% on the #Tomatometer, with 90 reviews on Twitter
  18. Sandoval, Shireen (November 8, 2019). "‘Frozen II’ cast chills on red carpet at Hollywood premiere", WSVN. Retrieved on November 10, 2019. 
  19. "Penn Cinema - Frozen II". Penn Cinema Retrieved on November 10, 2019.
  20. "Frozen 2 to Have 3-Year Time Jump, New Scene Details Revealed". (June 14, 2019)
  21. "Disney's Frozen 2 post". Twitter. Retrieved on March 1, 2019.
  22. LaConte, Stephen (November 14, 2019). "Kristen Bell Was Worried Disney Would Sue Her After She Told Her Kids "Frozen 2" Spoilers". Buzzfeed Retrieved on November 15, 2019.
  23. Blancaflor, Saleah (November 21, 2019). "Frozen 2 Secrets Revealed in PEOPLE's Special Edition Magazine: All About the Issue". People Retrieved on November 22, 2019.


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Frozen Fever: Making Today a Perfect Day
Olaf's Frozen Adventure: Ring in the SeasonThe Ballad of FlemmingradThat Time of YearWhen We're Together
Frozen II: All Is FoundSome Things Never ChangeInto the UnknownWhen I Am OlderLost in the WoodsShow YourselfThe Next Right Thing
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See Also
Kristoff's SledSpirits of the Enchanted ForestIce HotelMusicalThe Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated ClassicFrozen: The Official MagazineDisney On IceAs Told by EmojiFrozen: Northern Lights


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