'Into The Unknown: Making Frozen 2': Release date, trailer and all you need to know about the docuseries on Disney's hit film
The six-part documentary series shows the road to success behind the animated film
'Frozen' and its sequel have acquired a sort of cult status in the Disney pantheon. For starters, the protagonists Elsa and Anna were considered to be a drastic change from the quintessential Disney princesses of yore. They were even considered by many as feminist icons. The films led to much debate on whether 'Frozen' was a symbol of women empowerment or not and whether the problematic tropes of the princess films had been subverted. The first film soared high and its sequel tried to follow its path of success, though its soundtrack and storyline weren't as widely appreciated as its predecessor. Nevertheless, 'Frozen 2' was still loved by fans.
And now, it's time to relive the magic again. 'Into The Unknown: Making Frozen 2' is a six-part documentary series that shows the road to success behind the animated film. That's just before 'Frozen 2' becomes available on Disney+ in the UK. Here's all you need to know about it.
'Into The Unknown: Making Frozen 2' will release on June 26, Disney+.
'Frozen 2' chronicles the adventures of Elsa, Anna, Krystoff, Sven and Olaf as they leave the kingdom of Arendelle in order to discover the origin of Elsa's magical powers. From directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, the film features the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad. In the documentary titled 'Into The Unknown: Making Frozen 2', the creative team reveals what it takes to create the massive animated film that earned $1.45B in global grosses ($972.7M from the international box office and $477.4M domestically). For the first time, the ups, downs, challenges and milestones with the artistry and complexity of creating a Walt Disney Animation Studios feature film are captured in the film.
'Into The Unknown: Making Frozen 2' is led by directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, who are the creative leaders and veterans of the first film. The documentary follows them into their personal lives. We see Buck and his family dealing with the loss of their son Ryder shortly before the first film was completed in the fall of 2013. Regarding Lee, you see her take on the leadership position at Walt Disney Animation Studios as chief creative office after the firing of John Lasseter following allegations of sexual misconduct. Despite these struggles and interludes, the production still continued.
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