Disney released the Frozen 2 teaser trailer this morning and offers a few glimpses at what could happen in the sequel to the 2013 animated blockbuster.
The film re-teams the Oscar-winning team that gave us Frozen in 2013, including co-directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck. At the moment, IMDB credits Allison Schroeder with the screenplay for Frozen 2, based on characters created by Lee. The voice cast returns Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad as Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, and Olaf, respectively. The Oscar-winning duo of Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez reprise their roles in the sequel. Fun fact: Robert Lopez owns a Double EGOT as a result of the Oscar for “Remember Me” from Coco.
New members of the cast joining the animated franchise include Evan Rachel Wood and Sterling K. Brown. It is currently unknown as to what roles the two are playing in the film. Regardless, their characters are not seen in the first teaser of the sequel.
The teaser doesn’t offer us much other than Elsa staring down the waves and trying to climb over them. Another quick scene features Kristoff and Sven racing towards something off camera. This is the magic of teasers for animated Disney films: show little, keep audiences guessing.
To keep the Frozen magic alive over the years, Disney released two short films in 2015 and 2017. The latter of which was nearly a half hour long and caused quite the controversy. As such, Disney scrapped the short film and opted to air as a television special. It was the right move especially with preceding a film running over 90 minutes. The key characters of the film were included in the later seasons of Once Upon A Time. In the meantime, you can catch the musical currently playing on Broadway.
The 2013 film opened in late November 2013 before ultimately closing in July 2014. During this time, the film made over $400 million at the domestic box office with another $875.7 million around the world.