Released earlier this week, the debut teaser became the most-viewed animated trailer in the first 24 hours of being posted online, racking up 116.4 million hits. Incredibles 2 was the former champion, with 113.6 million, so it's good to know that the record will be staying in the House of Mouse family.
Since Frozen became the highest-grossing animated film of all time—not to mention winning the Best Animated Feature at the 86th Oscars—it was a no-brainer for Disney to greenlight a sequel. "Let It Go," just one song in a soundtrack full of addicting earworms, also won Best Original Song at the Academy Awards. Nevertheless, this track went viral (for good reason) and stands as one of Frozen's most iconic elements.
Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee return to direct the follow-up, which reunites Anna (Kristen Bell), Elsa (Idina Menzel), Olaf (Josh Gad), and Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) as they set off on an adventure beyond Arendelle. Sterling K. Brown (The Predator) and Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld) will be voicing two never-before-seen characters.
Jennifer Lee, who penned the screenplay for the original movie alone, co-wrote the sequel's script with Allison Schroeder (Hidden Figures, Christopher Robin).
Frozen 2 (a musical just like its predecessor) crystallizes in theaters everywhere Nov. 22.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)