You might have just let it go in your head that the “Frozen” fandom was over; insert “Frozen 2.”

One of Disney’s goldmine hits of the 10s, “Frozen” is back once again after six years since being unleashed to the billions of unexpected fans, but it hasn’t quite felt that long. 

Despite the booming success of the first film which earned over $1.2 billion at the worldwide box office, fans have been receiving their “Frozen” dosage almost annually with two theatrically short films being released, an attraction in Disney’s Epcot theme park, a Broadway Musical, and a newly announced themed land for Disneyland Paris. 

It might seem hard to break the high barrier set by the “Frozen 2” predecessor, but it is by far Walt Disney Animation’s best sequel yet. 

Directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck researched the Norwegian culture traditions and folklore that make the story dark, complex and overall, appealing to both adults and young children. 

The entire animation team behind “Frozen 2” is able to immerse the audience into the fictional world of Arendelle. It seems like every film that has been released by Disney continuously levels up the animation industry; it begs the question, where can animators take the characters next? 

Although “Frozen 2” might not have the same earworm songs such as “Let It Go” or “For the First Time in Forever,” the EGOT winning couple and songwriters Kristen Anderson and Bobby Lopez truly come close with more compelling and emotional songs that move the story forward and birthed new themes in the film. 

“Into the Unknown” and “Show Yourself,” both sung by the voice of  Idina Menzel (Elsa) are possible Oscar contenders as they share the likeness of the uber successful “Let It Go.”

The entire voice cast brings forth convincing and delightful performances that make their characters more dimensional and likeable.

The story of “Frozen” is one of familial love, but more importantly the love between siblings or companions and it is something both actresses, Menzel and the voice of Kristen Bell (Anna) bringing once more but in a mature way. 

Josh Gad, the voice of Olaf, although being the comedic relief and go-to for laughs, Olaf is really the perfect description of what growing into maturity is like and what it means to change and gives the advice: things change and that is okay. 

An MVP for “Frozen 2” is Jonathan Groff, best known for his work on Broadway. His character Kristoff finally gets a story arc that also features a 90’s style music ballad; one of the best scenes in the film.

Although it was told as a love story in the first film, “Frozen 2” is about revealing your true identity but in a complex way via Norwegian mythology which is a very prominent part of the film. 

“Frozen 2” is worth the hype and stands alone as a great Disney classic for future generations. 



Director- Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck

Cast- Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff

Sebastian Guzman