Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven are leaving Arendelle to fly to an enchanted land’s ancient, autumn-bound wood. To save their kingdom, they set out to find the source of the powers of Elsa. Frozen 2 (stylized as Frozen II) is a computer-animated American musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. The studio’s 58th film, it is the sequel to the 2013 film Frozen, featuring the return of directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, producer Peter Del Vecho, songwriter Kristen Anderson-Lopez and composer Christophe Beck.
Lee also returns as a screenwriter, penning the script from a story by her, Buck, Marc E. Smith, Anderson-Lopez, and Lopez. Veteran voice cast Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, and Santino Fontana return as their previous characters, joined by newcomers Sterling K. Brown, Evan Rachel Wood, Alfred Molina, Rachel Matthews, Martha Plimpton, and Jason Ritter.
In March 2014, when asked about the sequels to the first film, producer Peter Del Vecho said that Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, and he “work very, very well together, and I think we’re going to be developing a new movie, but I don’t know what that is right now.” In late April of that year, Alan F, Chairman of Walt Disney Studios.
Bob Iger, Disney CEO, when asked about a sequel in May 2014, told host David Faber that Disney would not “mandate a sequel” or “force storytelling,” because doing so would Risk creating something that isn’t as good as the first movie. Similar to The Lion King, Iger also expressed the hope that the Frozen franchise “is something for the company that’s kind of forever.”
On March 12, 2015, a full-length sequel, Frozen 2, was officially announced at Disney’s annual shareholder meeting in San Francisco, with Buck and Lee returning as directors and Del Vecho returning as writer.