Frozen II, also spelled Frozen 2, is a 2019 American computer-animated musical fantasy film directed by Chris Buck and produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. It is the sequel to Frozen (2013).
It was directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, with Buck, Marc Smith, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, and Robert Lopez. Jennifer Lee also wrote the script and co-created the story with Buck, Marc Smith, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, and Robert Lopez. The film stars Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, and Jonathan Groff, and is directed by Peter Del Vecho.
Frozen II follows Anna and Elsa, Kristoff, his reindeer Sven, and the snowman Olaf as they journey to an enchanted woodland to discover the source of Elsa’s magical strength.
After a company debate regarding whether it would be seen as inferior to the original, the film was approved in March 2015. It was a cross-departmental effort that utilised more advanced, upgraded animation technology than Frozen.
Christophe Beck composed the music once more, and Anderson-Lopez and Lopez returned as songwriters. The film was supported by a documentary series titled Into the Unknown: Making Frozen II, which was translated into 46 languages.
Frozen II had its world debut on November 7, 2019, in Los Angeles, and was released on November 22 in the United States. The film’s craftsmanship, delivery, and topics garnered mostly excellent reviews, although its plot and focus drew some criticism, and the music received mixed reviews.
- Kristen Bell as Anna,
- Hadley Gannaway and Livvy Stubenrauch as young Anna
- Idina Menzel as Elsa,
- Mattea Conforti and Eva Bella as young Elsa
- Josh Gad as Olaf, a snowman created by Elsa
- Jonathan Groff as Kristoff,
Frozen II also features Martha Plimpton as the Northuldra chief Yelena and Sterling K. Brown as the Arendelle lieutenant Mattias.
Jason Ritter voices Ryder, a member of Northuldra; and Rachel Matthews voices Honeymaren, Ryder’s sister who resides the Enchanted Forest.
Evan Rachel Wood voices Iduna (Elsa and Anna’s mother)
In a sweet flashback, we see the princesses as tiny girls, happily playing together and being tucked in by their loving parents. The king tells them a bedtime story about visiting an enchanting forest with his father to commemorate the completion of a dam built by the Arendellians to aid the indigenous inhabitants.
However, the gathering devolved into a counter-offensive. Only the young prince escaped the assassination of the king, who was saved by a strange figure. A thick mist has encircled the enchanted forest ever since.
The girls learn from their mother’s lullaby that the river may hold the key to solving the mystery of what happened. The Queen sings, “Dive deep into her music, but not too deep or you’ll drown.” “When everything has been lost, everything has been found.” A character observes that lullabies can be quite sombre.
In modern times, the sisters live peacefully in the castle, spending time with their family (Olaf is the Charades MVP), and caring for their neighbourhood. Elsa, on the other hand, hears voices reaching out to her from the enchanted forest.
She feels terrified, but also ecstatic. It’s an invitation she’s hesitant to accept, which leads to the film’s belter ballad, “Into the Unknown.” “I’ve had my adventure/I don’t need anything new… don’t you know there’s a part of me that wants to go into the unkn-ow-ow-own?”
They arrive at the enchanted woodland after a warning from Kristoff’s “love expert” pal Pabbie (Ciarán Hinds) and Olaf’s not-always-helpful fun facts commentary along the way. They meet new characters, sing more songs, clear up some misunderstandings, and try to defend each other there. They must deal with the consequences of their family’s poor, even tragic choices.
Box Office Collection:
Frozen II grossed $477.4 million in the United States and Canada, and $972.7 million in other regions, totaling $1.450 billion globally. It was the third-best-grossing film of 2019, the tenth-best-grossing picture of all time, and the second-best-grossing animated film of all time.
Frozen II surpassed the $1 billion mark in global box office on December 15, 2019.
Deadline The film’s net profit was estimated to be $599 million after accounting for production costs, marketing, talent participation, and other expenses; box office receipts and home media revenues ranked it second on Hollywood’s list of 2019’s “Most Valuable Blockbusters.”
Frozen II grossed $228.2 million in its first weekend in 37 nations, giving it a global debut total of $358.5 million, the biggest for an animated film, surpassing the Lion King remake from 2019.
It had the best all-time openings for an animated film in the United Kingdom ($17.8 million) and France ($13.4 million); the biggest opening for a Pixar or Disney Animation title in China ($53 million), Japan ($18.2 million), Germany ($14.9 million), and Spain ($5.8 million); and the third-biggest opening of any film in South Korea ($31.5 million).
In its second week in the United Kingdom, the picture grossed $11.4 million, increasing its total domestic gross to $35.3 million. The film’s worldwide gross had surpassed $875.3 million by January 5, 2020.
Japan ($122.6 million), China ($122.3 million), South Korea ($95.5 million), the United Kingdom ($69.7 million), Germany ($60.6 million), and France ($53.9 million) were the company’s main overseas markets as of July 2021.
“Frozen II” is humorous, exciting, tragic, romantic, and stupid all at the same time. It has fantastic tunes and a humorous summary of the first film, and then it repeats itself. Plus, all the way towards the end of the credits, there’s an extra sequence.
This sequel is packed at points, and it strives a little too hard to recapture the enchantment of the original picture, but it is impressively willing to grapple with some complex problems in a straightforward manner that is accessible to children and insightful even to adults.
It throws a variety of things at us, including rock monsters, an adorable fire salamander, and a stunning water horse (the latter two likely to appear on holiday gift wish lists). The settings are beautifully designed and inviting.
Anna has a brand-new wardrobe that is just stunning. We learn family secrets, some of which are reassuring and some of which are painful. Characters face some of life’s most difficult questions, including loss, change, trust, and how to effectively heal the scars of the past.