Disney has released the first Frozen II poster. The upcoming sequel sees Anna, Elsa, Kristof, Sven, and Olaf going on a new adventure to discover the source of Elsa’s magical powers.
What’s interesting about this poster is that it’s a little more mature. It’s still a Disney movie, of course, but it understands the need to seems a little more serious and dramatic because the audience has aged up. If you were a seven-year-old in 2013 who was nuts about the first Frozen, you’re now in middle school, so the question becomes have you put away “childish things” or is there nostalgia in your heart for these characters and their world? That’s always the gamble with animation, and sometimes it pays off. Wreck-It Ralph opened in 2012 to $189 million domestic but last year’s sequel, Ralph Breaks the Internet, out-grossed it by scoring $201 million domestic. Granted, that series is small potatoes next to the juggernaut of the first Frozen (which still holds the global record for highest grossing animated movie all time), but I’m very curious to see how Frozen II will perform.
Check out the new Frozen II poster below and come back tomorrow morning to see the new trailer. The film opens November 22nd and features the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, and Josh Gad.
Here’s the official synopsis for Frozen II:
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. From the Academy Award®-winning team—directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, producer Peter Del Vecho and songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez—and featuring the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2019.