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Movie Review: ‘Frozen 2’ shows the power of sisterhood and companionship

“Frozen 2” continues the adventures of Arendelle’s Queen Elsa and her sister Anna, delving into their past to find the origin of Elsa’s powers. Venturing through an Enchanted Forest, the film teaches what sisterhood, love and acceptance truly means.

“Frozen 2” welcomes back the returning cast Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad as the voice actors of Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf.

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(From left to right) Sven, Kristoff, Olaf, Anna and Queen Elsa stand in awe as they explore new territory in Frozen 2. Photo credit:

Menzel’s powerful voice clearly developed through her experience on Broadway and theater, captivates the audience during Elsa’s powerful ballads, similar to the first film.

The cast bring their songs to life in “Frozen 2” giving fans from the first movie new songs to put on replay with many stand out songs to choose from.

The film features more musical numbers where Kristoff sings and Groff does a fantastic job of making the audience laugh and sing along with his sweet melodic vocals.

Bell’s soothing and angelic voice fulfills the role of Princess Anna perfectly, her enchanting melodies in the movie sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face.

Gad not only being able to deliver clear vocals during musical numbers also provided comedic relief throughout the film. He is a constant source of humor similar to his role in the first movie and gives a heartfelt laughter when things begin to get dark.

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Anna and Elsa as children listen intently to their mother in a flashback of their childhood i Frozen 2. Photo credit:

Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee return as directors for the “Frozen” sequel In addition to co-directing movies under the Frozen franchise, Buck co-directed 1999 Disney classic “Tarzan” and Sony’s “Surf’s Up”. He was supervising animator for Disney’s “Home on the Range” and “Pocahontas”, along with being credited as a character designer and additional animators for several cartoon films.

Lee is the chief creative officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios. While best known for her work with the Frozen series, Lee also wrote the screenplay for Disney’s Golden Globe nominated “Wreck-it-Ralph” (2012) and wrote the story for Academy Award winning “Zootopia” (2016),

The film carries a $33 million budget and has already made $8.5 million as of its opening night on Thursday, November 21, 2019. Including China and North America, “Frozen 2” has made $38.5 million thus far according to Forbes.

The soundtrack of the film was written by returning songwriters Kristen Anderson Lopez and her husband Robert Lopez. Anderson Lopez won Academy Awards for Best Original Song for both “Frozen” and Pixar’s film “Coco” based on Dia De Los Muertos.

Frozen 2 offers something to everyone: new catchy tunes for music lovers, laughs for children and adults alike, and timeless lessons about how to make it through when things seem impossible.