Disney's Frozen was one of the biggest hits that the studio has ever seen. The fact that there would be a sequel was a foregone conclusion years before it was actually announced. Now, however, Frozen 2 has a real release date, and it's time for the cast and crew to get to work. That includes the voice of the scene-stealing snowman, Olaf. Josh Gad recently posted a picture to social media confirming that he is currently back in the recording booth to create his part of Frozen 2. Here he is alongside directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, as well as producer Peter Del Vecho, all of whom are back as well. Check it out.
In addition to announcing his official return to Frozen 2, Josh Gad also promises that when we see the final product in 2019, it will be worth the wait. He says the creative team has put together a great story. Needless to say, followers of Gad on Twitter are going absolutely bonkers over the news. It seems that the love for Frozen hasn't diminished in the slightest over the years.
Frozen broke the billion-dollar mark at the global box office and has become an absolute juggernaut for the House of Mouse. People still wait in massive lines to meet Anna and Elsa and the Disney theme parks. While Josh Gad may be recording his first lines of Frozen 2, he's never been that far away from the role of Olaf, as all the Frozen characters have been huge parts of things like video games and theme park attractions, so they've been back to record frequently. In addition to being insanely popular, Frozen was also critically applauded for the way in which it played with the tropes of the genre that Disney helped to create in the first place.
Then there was that song. That song that was everywhere and wouldn't go away. That song that was probably still stuck in your head yesterday until you were finally able to "Let it Go." And now it's back.
In addition to Josh Gad, we know that Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell will be returning to the roles of Elsa and Anna respectively. Jonathan Groff will also be returning in the role Kristoff. Beyond that, we don't know if any other characters from the first movie, like Alan Tudyk's Duke of Weselton, will be back. We're sure Tudyk himself will be back, even if it's in a new role, as the actor has become a go-to voice for Disney animation over the years. We can also guess that there'll be a whole new cast of characters for the sequel as well.
The good news is that fans don't need to wait two years to get a fix of Frozen or Josh Gad as Olaf. Olaf's Frozen Adventure, a 20-minute long featurette starring the snowman sidekick will make its debut this November in front of Pixar's Coco.
Frozen 2 has a huge bar to clear to live up to its predecessor, but with the return of a lot of key people both in the cast and the crew, there's a real chance that Frozen 2 could be as good or better than the original. We'll find out on November 27, 2019.
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