Frozen 2: All you need to know about the sequel to the Oscar-winning magical animated adventure
Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel and more return to Arendelle for Frozen 2. From how to watch in the UK to hidden Disney Easter eggs - find out everything you need to know about the sequel.
Frozen 2 is available to buy on the BT TV Store on Monday, March 16
Return to Arendelle and the magical world of Frozen in the sequel to the Oscar-winning animated adventure.
The first Frozen film made more than $1billion worldwide, so fans eagerly awaited the second installment to reunite with Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff and the gang.
Frozen 2, which features the voices of original cast members Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, and Jonathan Groff, even surpassed Frozen at the box office!
From how to watch in the UK to the hidden Disney Easter eggs - find out everything you need to know about the Frozen sequel here.
How to watch Frozen 2 in the UK
Following its release in cinemas at the end of 2019, Frozen 2 is available on home entertainment release from Monday, March 16.
BT TV customers can buy Frozen 2 from the BT TV Film Store from Monday, March 16.
It will be available to rent, and on DVD, from Monday, March 30.
First look trailer: Get a glimpse right here!
The Frozen 2 cast: From Kristen Bell to Josh Gad
The main cast of the first Frozen film reunite for the sequel, with Kristen Bell (The Good Place, Veronica Mars) back as Princess Anna, and Broadway star Idina Menzel returning as Queen Elsa.
Jonathan Groff (Mindhunter, Glee) returns as mountain man Kristoff (alongside his reindeer pal, Sven), as well as Josh Gad (Beauty and the Beast, Pixels) as snowman Olaf.
Evan Rachel Wood and Sterling K. Brown joined the voice cast for the film's sequel, with Wood voicing Anna and Elsa's mother, Iduna, with Brown voicing Lieutenant Matthias.
There's no official confirmation whether Santino Fontana will return as the wicked Prince Hans from the first film.
Storyline info: What happens in Frozen 2?
Disney's official description for Frozen 2 reads as follows:
“Why was Elsa born with magical powers? What truths about the past await Elsa as she ventures into the unknown to the enchanted forests and dark seas beyond Arendelle? The answers are calling her but also threatening her kingdom.
“Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she'll face 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.”
DigitalSpy.com reports that the film picks up after a time jump of three years, according to Disney's Head of Animation, Becky Bresee.
Of Frozen 2, Bresee reveals: "It's an evolution and an expansion of the story of Frozen, and many of the questions raised in the first movie become the mysteries that our gang are trying to solve in this film."
Reviews round up: ‘Jaw-dropping animation with mature themes’
Ben Travis from Empire calls Frozen 2 "bigger, bolder, and more epic" than its predecessor, noting its "gorgeous autumnal aesthetic". He adds: "It deals with notions of maturity, for an audience that has itself grown up in the six years since the previous outing."
The film doesn't shy away from difficult subject matter, according to Todd Martens from the Los Angeles Times, arguing that The Next Right Thing sung by Kristen Bell’s Anna “touches on grief and how to battle through near-crippling depression. But the story also nods to worldly topics including man-made environmental disasters and colonialism.”
Clarisse Loughrey from The Independent agrees that the film is more mature than the first. She also thinks it’s more "ambitious and intricate" than the first, writing: “Certain sequences are even more spectacular than the creation of Elsa’s ice castle, with the filmmakers now more confident to step out of reality and deliver something truly jaw-dropping.”
Hannah Wales from The World of Celebrity calls the film “visually stunning”. She writes: "The enchanted forest features spirits of earth, wind, fire and water and these natural elements are gorgeously animated."
Frozen 2 is one of the "more daring visions of the future of Disney moviemaking", according to IndieWire's Kate Erbland, "[the film] bolstered by gorgeous animation and a handful of instant-classic new jams.”
Fan reaction: ‘Olaf and Kristoff are hilarious!’
Five Easter eggs from Frozen 2 you didn’t spot...
1. During a game of charades, Olaf places coals on top of his head and one around his nose. According to Looper.com, he's acting out Mickey Mouse!
2. Speaking of Mickey Mouse, at one point in the film when Elsa is singing Into The Unknown, she spins around she creates a circle of ice on the ground. For a split second two circles appear at the top making it resemble the iconic cartoon character.
3. At the start of the film, we see Anna and Elsa play with small figurines made from snow. Some fans are speculating that they’ve spotted a little Dumbo figurine among the snow toys, while Insider.com has spotted Bolt from the 2008 animated movie and Baymax from Big Hero Six.
4. During Kristoff's iconic 80s-style ballad Lost in the Woods, three reindeer appear behind him in front of a black background. This is thought to be a homage to Queen's music video for Bohemian Rhapsody.
5. When the gang first embarks on their journey to the Enchanted Forest, they're being pulled along by a reindeer-drawn cart, and Olaf lists off endless trivia. Diply.com reports that this sequence is a recreation of a similar scene in Jerry Maguire, where little Ray (Jonathan Lipnicki) reels off endless facts in a similar fashion.
Frozen 3: Have any more Frozen sequels been confirmed?
Frozen 2 producer Peter Del Vecho told RadioTimes.com that there are currently no plans for a third Frozen film.
He said: “We didn’t know there would be a Frozen 2 when we made Frozen, and we certainly have not thought beyond Frozen 2.
“What was important to us to create a movie that felt tied to the first movie and complete in and of itself. That’s how we approached the first movie.
“I can’t think beyond it, we haven’t even finished this movie yet, so to even think of the possibility of starting this process all over again seems daunting to me.”
Disney's Frozen 2 is available on home entertainment release from Monday, March 16.