New Frozen II Trailer Reveals a Quest to the Source of Elsa’s Powers

Without Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell), there really can’t be an Elsa (Idina Menzel). Not the Elsa we grew to know and love in the first, game-changing Frozen (2013). Now a new Frozen II trailer released by Disney highlights just how important their sibling bond is, both for the sisters themselves and the larger world they’re a part of it. Elsa is as powerful as ever, but without Anna, she could lose herself to her own abilities. Such is suggestion made in the new trailer, which reveals more of the story written by co-director Jennifer Lee and her co-writer Allison Schroeder.

The cast from the original film is back, as are a whole host of new faces and places. Frozen II will uncover more about Elsa’s mysterious powers, as well as what really happened to Elsa and Anna’s parents. The six-year gap between the original and the sequel speak to how long Lee and the rest of filmmakers worked on making sure they had a story worth telling. Disney has thus far kept the Frozen II trailers fairly opaque; we’re giving the broad strokes of what appears to be an epic adventure, but you’ll notice there’s a not much more than that. The bond between Anna and Elsa is front and center here, as it should be. The origin and reasons behind Elsa’s powers are also ripe for exploration, and it looks as if Frozen II will be focusing on that as well.

Joining Bell and Menzel are Frozen former champions Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad. Newcomers like Evan Rachel Wood and Sterling K. Brown add more gravitas to the cast. Your directors are Lee and Chris Buck. Frozen II is set to hit theaters on November 22, 2019.

Check out the new trailer here:

Here’s the official synopsis for Frozen II:

Why was Elsa born with magical powers? The answer is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she’ll set out on 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. From the Academy Award®-winning team—directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, producer Peter Del Vecho and songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez—and featuring the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2019.

Featured image: Magical and larger than life, Elsa is the perfect mythic character—but she can’t help but wonder why she was born with powers. What truths about the past await Elsa as she ventures into the unknown to the enchanted forests and dark seas beyond Arendelle? Featuring Idina Menzel as the voice of Elsa, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2” opens on Nov. 22, 2019. © 2019 Disney. All Rights Reserved.


The Credits

The Credits is an online magazine that tells the story behind the story to celebrate our large and diverse creative community. Focusing on profiles of below-the-line filmmakers, The Credits celebrates the often uncelebrated individuals who are indispensable to the films and TV shows we love.

The Credits

Keep up with The Credits for the latest in film, television, and streaming.

If you are a California resident, California law may consider certain disclosures of data a “sale” of your personal information (such as cookies that help Motion Picture Association later serve you ads, like we discuss in our Privacy Policy here), and may give you the right to opt out. If you wish to opt out, please click here: