Frozen II

Frozen II, also written as Frozen 2, is a 2019 American computer-animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios as their 58th film and the sequel to Frozen (2013). It was directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, and written by Lee,[lower-alpha 1] Buck, Marc Smith, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, and Robert Lopez. Produced by Peter Del Vecho, the film stars the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, and Jonathan Groff. Set three years after the first film, Frozen II follows sisters Anna and Elsa, Kristoff, his reindeer Sven, and the snowman Olaf as they travel to an enchanted forest to unravel the origin of Elsa's magical power.

Frozen II
Theatrical release poster
Directed by
Screenplay byJennifer Lee
Story by
Produced byPeter Del Vecho
Starring
CinematographyMohit Kallianpur
Edited byJeff Draheim
Music by
  • Christophe Beck (score)
  • Robert Lopez (songs)
  • Kristen Anderson-Lopez (songs)
Layouts byScott Beattie
Production
companies
Distributed byWalt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures
Release dates
  • November 7, 2019 (2019-11-07) (Dolby Theatre)
  • November 22, 2019 (2019-11-22) (United States)
Running time
103 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$150 million
Box office$1.450 billion

The film was green-lit in March 2015 after a company debate about whether it would be perceived as inferior to the original. It used more-complex, enhanced animation technology than Frozen, and was an interdepartmental collaboration. Anderson-Lopez and Lopez returned as songwriters, and Christophe Beck again composed the music. The film was translated into 46 languages and was accompanied by Into the Unknown: Making Frozen II, a documentary series.

Frozen II premiered in Los Angeles on November 7, 2019, and was released in the United States on November 22. The film received generally positive reviews for its craftsmanship, delivery, and themes; its narrative and focus drew some criticism, and the music had a mixed reaction. Frozen II earned $1.450 billion worldwide, finishing its theatrical run as the third highest-grossing film of 2019, the tenth highest-grossing film of all time, and the second highest-grossing animated film of all time. It had the highest-grossing worldwide opening of all time for an animated film. Frozen II was nominated for Best Original Song at the 92nd Academy Awards, and received numerous accolades.


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