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Things Look Rather Grim in Disney’s First ‘Frozen 2’ Trailer

Stormy seas and foreboding skies portend an epic, but as yet unrevealed adventure for Queen Elsa and company in the upcoming sequel to the 2013 box office juggernaut, ‘Frozen.’ 

In Walt Disney Studios’ first big reveal of their upcoming animated feature, Frozen 2, we learn… well, we don’t learn much, other than things seem quite grim for Queen Elsa, her sister, Princess Anna, and their friend Kristoff. For that matter, Kristoff’s reindeer companion Sven sports a rather determined expression as he races through an autumn-lit forest toward some unknown destination. We see Queen Elsa defiant, and determined, to escape a barren, rocky shore by freezing a path through raging, stormy seas, while Anna valiantly attempts to jump across a rocky crevasse. We watch Elsa protecting Olaf as they stand surrounded by a mysteriously lit circle of fire. In the end, as we see the five standing together, silently overlooking a beautiful but foreboding vista, one thing is certain… Olaf doesn’t seem to melt very easily.

The Oscar-winning team of directors Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck and producer Peter Del Vecho return for the sequel to Disney’s blockbuster 2013 animated musical hit, Frozen, though none of the three, nor the studio, has shared much with the media in the way of story points for new film, set to hit theatres November 22. We know the film’s logline: Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf are going far into the forest to know the truth about an ancient mystery of their kingdom. We know Oscar-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez return as well, which harkens to more poignant, catchy and entertaining songs. We also know Evan Rachel Wood and Sterling K. Brown have joined the voice cast, alongside returning stars Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, in yet un-announced roles. For the rest, we’ll just have to wait, in anticipation, and see.

Source: Walt Disney Studios

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Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.