Parents should get ready because there are three new songs for Frozen 2 on the way. Director Jennifer Lee was at the Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-it Ralp 2 premiere and got a chance to speak to Variety about the highly anticipated project.
“We have a new song that I think is an evolution,” Jennifer Lee says. “It’s its own song…Bobby [Lopez] and Kristen [Anderson-Lopez] just delivered it three weeks ago. We’ve been working with them for two years and this song just came in and I love it. … We have three more to go.”
If anyone is expecting this to be a lazy sequel that tells a similar story Lee assured that this one “bigger, more epic” than the first movie. That means hitting the road because “they’re going to go far out of Arendelle.”
Lee was named to be named Walt Disney Animation Studios’ chief creative officer, Inside Out director Peter Docter was named Chief Creative Officer of Pixar Animation, when John Lasseter left following harassment allegations. Lee and Docter share the duties that Lasseter previously had. She explained that there is a “new energy” in the animation side of Disney.
“There’s a new energy of us just being fearless,” Lee said. “What we’re really investing in now is what is the future generation of filmmakers…We’re taking our seasoned directors and they’re mentoring. There’s an energy of bringing new voices in and creating films that just push us to the next place. The doors are open for everyone to really participate.”
Much of the same cast is set to return for Frozen 2 including Idina Menzel as Elsa, Kristen Bell as Anna, Josh Gad as Olaf, and Jonathan Groff as Kristoff. As for new cast members Evan Rachel Wood and Sterling K. Brown have joined in unknown roles. Directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee are also set to return. It will be released on November 22, 2019