Frozen 2 Will Feature A Time Jump

Anna and Elsa in Frozen II

Disney is known for its animated blockbusters, with musical numbers that become part of the pop culture lexicon, and countless children's memories. And the biggest of these movies in recent memory is 2013's Frozen. The movie made a ton of money at the box office, inspiring endless merchandise, halloween costumes, and even a Broadway musical.

The generations of fans have been eagerly waiting for Frozen 2 in the years since the first movie arrived to break box office records. And that wait is nearly over, as the sequel will finally hit theaters this fall. Trailers and information about the follow-up blockbuster have slowly been revealed, setting up the adventure Anna, Elsa, and the rest of the crew will go on in their sophomore appearance in theaters.

Disney recently revealed some new footage Annecy Animation Festival, and teased that Frozen 2 would be deeply connected to the first movie and exploring Elsa's past. That event also revealed another exciting bit of information: the sequel is set three years after the events of Frozen.

This report, which comes to us from THR, is sure to excite Disney fans who are rabid for any information regarding Frozen's highly anticipated follow-up. It looks like our favorite characters have had a number of years between movies, no doubt allowing their interpersonal relationships to develop in exciting ways.

This is especially relevant to the dynamic shared between sisters Anna and Elsa. Frozen was about their relationship at heart, which was strained due to shared grief and Elsa's fear of her cyrokinetic abilities. But the were able to truly support and love each other by the movie's ending, uniting against the evil of Hans. Moviegoers were hoping to see the heroines live happily ever after, and it seems that three years of sisterhood will happen ahead of the events of Frozen 2.

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Due to this time jump, we should expect Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel's Disney princesses to be in a much different emotional place than the original movie. Frozen 2 looks like it'll be a high stakes adventure, so the Anna and Elsa will need to have each other's backs as they venture into mysterious new lands. Much of the plot will focus on where Elsa's powers come from, with Kristoff and Olaf joining the sisters on their quest.

The trailer for Frozen 2 appear much more serious and high-stakes than the first film, which had plenty of comedic beats to help buoy the story. Elsa will also encounter a mythical beast in the sequel, see what her powers are truly capable of. Seriously, her running on the ocean is something else.

Luckily, the wait for Frozen 2 is nearly over. The highly anticipated musical blockbuster will finally arrive in theaters on November 22nd. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Graduated with degrees theater and literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid. He's particularly proud of covering horror franchises like Scream and Halloween, as well as movie musicals like West Side Story. Favorite interviews include Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more.