Frozen 2: New trailer revealed for upcoming Disney sequel

New animated adventure set to be Christmas blockbuster, with November 22 release

Frozen 2: the highly anticipated sequel will be released on November 22nd. Photograph: Disney

Frozen 2: the highly anticipated sequel will be released on November 22nd. Photograph: Disney

 

The Disney sequels just keep on coming. In the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame and Toy Story 4, and with Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on the way, the studio released a new trailer on Monday for yet another franchise follow-up: Frozen 2.

Set three years after the original 2013 Frozen, the animated adventure follows Elsa (Idina Menzel) and her sister, Anna (Kristen Bell), as they leave the land of Arendelle on a quest north, drawn by a mysterious voice that Elsa hears. Their friend Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), snowman Olaf (Josh Gad) and reindeer Sven go along for the ride.

New voices include Sterling K. Brown as a lieutenant who assists the sisters in their mission to save Arendelle, and Evan Rachel Wood as Anna and Elsa’s mother, Queen Iduna. That role was relatively small in the original and was previously voiced by Jennifer Lee, who returns as a co-writer (with Allison Schroeder) and co-director (with Chris Buck) of the sequel.

The trailer flashes back to Elsa and Anna’s childhood, as their father tells them of an enchanted forest, and moves the story forward with scenes of action and peril. The trailer’s tagline, “Let go of the past,” is a reference to the original’s Oscar-winning song, Let It Go, written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. The duo will also contribute new songs to the sequel. – New York Times

Frozen 2 will be released in cinemas on Friday, November 22nd