Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2 Trailer Reveals Disney+’s New Docu-Series
It’s not so often we get a proper documentary on the making of an animated film, which makes Disney+’s Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2 an intriguing new entrant. Now we get to see how the most successful animated film of all time was crafted, which, at The Credits, is what we do every day. It’s why we interview folks like Frozen 2 composer Christophe Beck and head of special effects Marlon West. Disney+’s new six-part documentary series promises to take us behind the scenes of the long, laborious process of making the sequel to the original Frozen in 2013, which, as you may have heard, was a wild success. Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2, directed by Megan Harding, tracks the lead-up to the premiere of Frozen 2, following filmmakers Christopher Buck and Jennifer Lee, along with the artists, songwriters, and cast, a year before the premiere.
The new trailer sheds a light on the intense expectations everyone involved in Frozen 2 were taking on when they set out to the make their sequel. “It’s probably the toughest time in production when you’re a year out, it’s when all the balls are up in the air and the balls start falling,” says co-director Chris Buck says. It’s hard to follow up a hit, it’s way, way harder to follow up a global phenomenon. How do you not only capture what made people love the first film but give them something new? How do you build on a story and characters that millions of people fell in love with without retreading old ideas?
All of the central players are here, including performers Josh Gad, Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, and Sterling K. Brown. Then there are the absolutely crucial songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. The trailer also boasts a brief cameo from Ron Clements, the director of The Little Mermaid and Moana, offering the Frozen 2 team some thoughts.
Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2 debuts on Disney+ this Friday
Check out the trailer here:
Featured image: Elsa encounters a Nokk—a mythical water spirit that takes the form of a horse—who uses the power of the ocean to guard the secrets of the forest. Featuring the voice of Idina Menzel as Elsa, “Frozen 2” opens in U.S. theaters November 22. ©2019 Disney. All Rights Reserved.