Walt Disney Animation Studios dropped a surprise teaser trailer this morning, showcasing the very first look at the highly-anticipated sequel, Frozen 2, debuting in theaters on November 22nd, 2019. Perhaps the most surprising element of this is the nature of the trailer, which appears to be far grimmer than its predecessor, which, if this trailer is an indication of anything, will work wonderfully to add depth to the emotional arcs for these characters.
The first look at Frozen 2 is unsurprisingly gorgeous, bursting with color and vibrant animation, and is worth watching (and re-watching) below.
The concept of a film exploring darker tones to add depth is nothing new to cinema. Perhaps made most famous by the successful contrast of Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back, expanding the story of these characters into sequels, or across several films, calls for new challenges for these characters, often grimmer in tone. It’s been six years since the first Frozen film, but the wonderful storytelling and world-building set by its co-directors, Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck have offered the opportunity for fans to revisit Arendelle in follow-up projects, like Frozen Fever and Olaf’s Frozen Adventure. Now, the stakes are raised higher than ever, in what looks like what will be a gripping new installment of this fantastic franchise and we can’t wait to see what new mysteries this new Frozen sequel will bring to the series.
Will ‘Frozen 2’ be ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ to the ‘Frozen’ franchise? Are you excited for the upcoming sequel?