New “Frozen 2” trailer full of mysteries and gorgeous animation

By mbrooks on September 23, 2019
LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 09: (L-R) Actors Santino Fontana, Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell and Josh Gad attend The Celebration Of The Music Of Disney’s “Frozen”. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FOREVER, the music of Disney’s “Frozen” was celebrated with live performances at Los Angeles Vibrato Grill Jazz club tonight. Kristen Bell (voice of Anna), Idina Menzel (voice of Elsa), Josh Gad (voice of Olaf) and Santino Fontana (voice of Hans) took the stage, accompanied by a live orchestra conducted by David Metzger, to perform songs from the OscarĀ®-nominated, Golden GlobeĀ®-winning film, including the Oscar-nominated “Let It Go” on February 9, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.The packed house included songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, composer Christophe Beck, directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, producer Peter Del Vecho and executive producer John Lasseter, in addition to a host of celebrity guests. In theaters since Nov. 27, 2013, “Frozen” has earned more than $900 million worldwide. The “Frozen” soundtrack has held the No. 1 position on the Billboard 200 chart for four non-consecutive weeks, and is the longest-running No. 1 film soundtrack since 2003. Worldwide, the album has sold more 1 million units and 3.4 million tracks. At iTunes, the album has peaked at No. 1 in more than 30 countries. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

By Matthew Brooks

The new trailer for “Frozen 2” is saying a lot about the movie without giving away too much, hopefully.

The familiar stars are back. We see a series of flashbacks to the younger days of Elsa and Anna.

The Queen and princess of Arendale are undertaking a mission that takes them away from their kingdom.

Their royal parents return, indicating that events of the past provide crucial clues for the sisters.

Sven, Kristoff, and Olaf also have a major presence in the trailer.

Santino Fontana, who played Prince Hans, is slated to return for the sequel, though he is not seen in the trailer.

The sequel is set three years after the original movie’s events.

Elsa clearly is making more of her powers.

The movie is filled with a gorgeous array not seen in the first movie. Brilliant violet and bright earth tones fill some scenes. The bright colors give way to a dark mist in the later half, representing the mysterious threat that hangs over the kingdom.

The movie is set to hit theaters in two months, on November 22, 2019.