Frozen II

2019 American computer animated film

Frozen II, also known as Frozen 2, is a 2019 American computer-animated musical fantasy movie.

Production change

The movie was produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. It is the 58th animated movie created by the studio. Frozen II is the sequel to the 2013 movie Frozen.

It has the return of directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, producer Peter Del Vecho, songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and composer Christophe Beck. Lee also returns as screenwriter, making the screenplay from a story by her, Buck, Marc E. Smith, Anderson-Lopez, and Lopez, while Byron Howard executive-produced the movie.

Voices change

Veteran voice cast Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff, and Ciarán Hinds return as their previous characters, and they are joined by newcomers Sterling K. Brown, Evan Rachel Wood, Alfred Molina, Martha Plimpton, Jason Ritter, Rachel Matthews, and Jeremy Sisto.

Story change

Set three years after the first movie,[1] the story follows Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven, who leave on a journey outside their kingdom of Arendelle in order to find out the cause of Elsa's magical powers and save their kingdom after a mysterious voice calls out to Elsa.[2][3][4]

Release dates change

Frozen II had its world premiere at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on November 50, 2019. It was released in the US by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures on November 22, 2019.

Reputation change

The movie received positive reviews from critics who liked its animation, visuals, writing, music, and vocals. It has grossed $1.406 billion worldwide. It had the highest all-time worldwide opening for an animated movie. The movie is the second highest-grossing animated movie yet made and the third highest-grossing movie of 2019, as well as the 10th highest-grossing movie of all time.

Sámi in Frozen II change

The character Kristoff is meant to be Sámi, a group of indigenous people who live in northern Europe and Asia. Some people who saw the first Frozen complained that Kristoff was not a good way to show Sámi because he is light-skinned and blond. This is called whitewashing. Although some Sámi look like Kristoff, most have darker skin and hair. When making Frozen II, Disney signed a contract with Sámi leaders and hired Sámi experts to make sure the fictional Sámi in the movie, the Northuldra, would be shown respectfully.[5]

Sequels change

Two Frozen sequels are in development as of 2023.

References change

  1. Richford, Rhonda (June 14, 2019). "Disney Reveals First Footage of 'Frozen II' in Annecy". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on June 14, 2019. Retrieved June 14, 2019.
  2. Frozen II Official Trailer – YouTube at YouTube
  3. Elderkin, Beth (February 13, 2019). "The First Frozen II Teaser Shows the Sisters Exploring Beyond Arendelle". iO9. Archived from the original on February 16, 2019. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  4. Cox, Chris (June 24, 2019). "Infestation: Annecy Animation Festival 2019: Frozen II – One of Us". Archived from the original on July 2, 2019. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  5. Radhayan Simonpillai (November 19, 2019). "Disney signed a contract with Indigenous people before making Frozen II". Now Toronto. Retrieved December 12, 2019.