Walt Disney Animation Studios teased us with a beautifully animated Frozen 2 trailer a few months back. Though it was a bit vague, it was clear that sequel would take a darker turn.
Now a new trailer reveals a bit more of the plot. In it, Elsa (Idina Menzel) is trying to understand her powers, and will go on a journey to discover the truth about them. And with the help of her sister Anna (Kristen Bell), the ice collecting Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), and cheery snowman Olaf (Josh Gad), they will discover that there may be more to Elsa’s powers than meets the eye. Check out the trailer and some images below.
Directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, producer Peter Del Vecho, and songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez all return with a new story and new songs for the sequel.
We still don’t know much about the film aside from the very vague plot synopsis, but it looks like Elsa embarks on this dangerous journey alone, with Anna taking it upon herself to protect her. It’s nothing new really. It’s just their personalities. Which we have seen in the first Frozen. Don’t worry, though, the two will eventually reunite, and together, they will discover the truth about Elsa’s icy powers.
But there is a darkness to this trailer. Conversely, it does make the snow magic look beautiful. Looking at the horses gallop through that darkness is mesmerizing.
Here’s the official plot synopsis, which is more expansive than the first synopsis we got when the teaser was released:
Why was Elsa born with magical powers? The answer is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she’ll set out on a dangerous but remarkable journey. In “Frozen,” Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world. In “Frozen 2,” she must hope they are enough.
Released back in 2013, Frozen won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature. The film’s iconic song “Let It Go” also won an Oscar for Best Original Song. It is also one of the highest grossing animated films of all time, having earned a very impressive $1.276 billion worldwide. Of course, it would help spawn multiple spinoffs including Frozen Fever and the somewhat controversial Olaf’s Frozen Adventure. Additionally, there’s the Broadway show, the stage show at multiple Disneyland parks, video games, and merchandise.
Evan Rachel Wood and Sterling K. Brown also have undisclosed voice roles. Some speculate that they may have similar powers to Elsa.