The Biggest Challenge in Making ‘Frozen II’ Was Finding a Reason for It to Exist

Collider | 11/19/2019 | Christina Radish
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Even though the filmmakers were still hard at work finishing the highly anticipated Frozen II in time for its November 22nd release date, they invited members of the media out to Walt Disney Animation Studios on September 6th to preview various parts of the film, as well as some of the new original songs. Directed by Jennifer Lee (who’s also the Chief Creative Officer at WDAS) and Chris Buck (Tarzan) and produced by Peter Del Vecho (who’s also Senior Vice President of Production, overseeing the production for all of the feature films at WDAS), the sequel to the highest grossing animated film of all time in worldwide box office will see Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel), Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell), Kristoff (voiced by Jonathan Groff), Olaf (voiced by Josh Gad) and Sven set out on a dangerous journey to discover the answers to why Elsa was born with magical powers, and they’ll learn whether those powers are enough to ensure their survival.

At an early preview day held at Walt Disney Animation Studios, Collider got the opportunity to sit down and chat with Marc Smith (Director of Story) and Normand Lemay (Head of Story) about the long journey of development for the sequel, what they’re most excited about audiences getting to see with the film, wanting to do something different this time around, the biggest challenge they had to overcome with Frozen II, making sure the new characters always came from something to do with Anna and Elsa, earning the ending, and their journeys to get to Disney Animation.

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Collider: Obviously, you’ve been working on this for awhile now. What are you most excited about, with this finally coming out and knowing that people will get to see it?

NORMAND LEMAY: We work in a bubble. We know what the movie is,...
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