I want to say “good news for kids everywhere”, but we all know this is good news for everyone! Frozen 2 is really, actually happening and we finally get a release date!
Ever since it came out in 2013 and took the world by storm, winning multiple awards, including two Oscars, amassing almost $1.3 billion, and getting ranked as the biggest animated movie ever, fans of the Disney’s Frozen have been anxiously waiting for a sequel. Now, six years later, it’s here – well, almost.
The movie is scheduled to be released on November 22, 2019.
Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck are returning as directors, and Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, and Jonathan Groff will all be reprising their roles. According to Variety, Sterling K. Brown from This Is Us, and Evan Rachel Wood from Westworld will also be joining the cast, though it’s not known on what role yet. Variety also reports that Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, who wrote the Oscar-winning “Let It Go” will be writing at least four new songs for the sequel, with one of them being an updated version of “Let It Go” itself.
Back in 2015, when the sequel was announced, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios CEO John Lasseter said: “Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck have come up with a great idea for a sequel, and you will be hearing a lot more about it, and we’re taking you back to Arendelle. We are so excited about that.”
Kristen Bell, who voices Anna, also spoke about the movie to Sirius XM, saying:
This story is great, and they exude quality. It took them a while because they wanted to figure out what story they needed to tell and what would be important and engaging – and I think they found it.
She added that the movie will include “a lot of very, very intimate moments” for her, which she says feel like they’re from her real life. “It’s going to make me cry, the actress added. “It’s not just episode two of this show, it’s something you need to see [the characters] go through because it affects the audience.”