D23 Expo: Disney reveals extended look at ‘Frozen II’

Frozen II

To finish off their studio presentation, Walt Disney Animation gave fans their first extensive look at Frozen II. Of course, one of the biggest animated films of all time should warrant a sequel. Admittedly, the filmmakers felt as if there’s a ton of questions that needed to be answered in the sequel. Questions such as “why does Elsa have powers but Elsa doesn’t?” or “where were their parents going on that fateful voyage?” Frozen II will be answering all of these questions.

The filmmakers were also quick to point out that Frozen and Frozen II would come together to make one complete story. This also means that Anna and Elsa parents would be making a return in the sequel and Evan Rachel Wood would be playing their mother. Since Wood hasn’t seen any footage of her performance in the film, Disney just had some footage to show to her and the crowd. A young Anna and Elsa couldn’t sleep so Queen Iduna sings to them the brand new song, “All is Found”. This song is just one of the seven new songs that songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez wrote for the film.

Frozen II - Young Anna and Elsa with Queen Iduna

Also cast in the film is Sterling K. Brown as Lieutenant Destin Mattias. Fans also saw another sequence where Elsa is yearning for answers of the past. The sequence begins with Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven playing charades. Unfortunately, Elsa hears the distracting sounds of sirens calling upon her. As most siblings do, Anna notices that there’s something wrong with Elsa. So as Kristoff is trying to propose to her, she inadvertently sidesteps all of his attempts and figures out a way to comfort her.

So Anna tells Elsa to come bed and begins to sing “All is Found” to her. It seems to work since both of them fell asleep. However, Elsa is once again woken up by the sounds of sirens calling on her. All of this culminates in another song, “Into the Unknown”.

Frozen II - Elsa, Sven, Olaf, Anna, and Kristoff

The gang will go through some significant changes in the sequel. So to cap off the presentation, Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, and Josh Gad all come on stage to sing another new song, “Some Things Never Change”.

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Frozen II hits theaters on November 22nd.

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