The Walt Disney Company has recently made an official announcement regarding the expansion of its popular film franchises. Among the upcoming projects, a third installment in the highly successful Frozen franchise has been confirmed. Additionally, Pixar is in the process of developing Toy Story 5, while Disney Animation is working on sequels for Zootopia and Frozen. The announcement came during Disney’s Q1 earnings call, where CEO Bob Iger revealed the plans for these animated projects. The decision to focus on expanding existing franchises follows the underperformance of some of Disney’s original animated films at the box office.
It is uncommon for Disney franchises to receive more than one or two films, with Toy Story being a notable exception. However, due to the immense global success of the Frozen franchise, it is logical to continue expanding on its popularity. So, what can we anticipate from the upcoming Frozen III? Here is all the information currently available about the film.
What is The Story of Frozen So Far?
In the realm of Arendelle, there resided two princesses, Elsa (Idina Menzel) and Anna (Kristen Bell). Elsa carries the weight of her uncontrollable ice powers, which leads her to isolate herself and feel ashamed of her true nature. Meanwhile, Anna has spent her life confined within the palace walls and separated from her older sister. Despite this, she remains an optimistic and caring teenager, showing deep love for Elsa and their kingdom.
In their journey of self-discovery and maturity, Elsa and Anna encounter various companions, including the lovable snowman Olaf (Josh Gad), an ice harvester named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), and his faithful reindeer Sven. As Elsa embraces her true self and gains control over her powers, she and Anna embark on a mission to protect their kingdom. Eventually, they assume their rightful roles as Queen and Princess of Arendelle, bringing stability and harmony to their realm.
In the sequel, Frozen II, Anna and Elsa embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery. The film explores the theme of finding one’s true calling and the question of whether it should be sacrificed for the sake of others. As the story unfolds, the main characters are compelled to view the world from a fresh perspective. When we last witnessed the events in Arendelle, Anna assumed the role of Queen while Elsa departed to safeguard the Enchanted Forest. Meanwhile, Kristoff and Anna are engaged, and Olaf joyfully recounts their extraordinary adventures.
Frozen 3: Starring Cast
Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel are expected to reprise their roles as Anna and Elsa, respectively, in the next Frozen movie. Both actresses have expressed their eagerness to return to their beloved characters.
Likewise, Josh Gad as Olaf and Jonathan Groff as Kristoff, along with his loyal reindeer Sven, are also likely to make a comeback.
It is anticipated that Sterling K. Brown will return as Mattias, Jason Ritter as Northuldra member Ryder, Rachel Matthews as Ryder’s sister Honeymaren, and Ciarán Hinds as the leader of the Rock Trolls, Pabbie. Fans can look forward to seeing these familiar faces in the upcoming film.
There is a possibility that Evan Rachel Wood and Alfred Molina could reprise their roles as Anna and Elsa’s parents, Iduna and Agnarr, after their appearances in flashbacks in Frozen 2.
As of February 2023, no official cast announcements have been made for the upcoming Frozen movie. Fans will have to wait for further updates regarding the cast of the film.
Where can I stream Frozen 3?
Amazon Prime Video and Disney plus Hotstar will continue to offer Frozen and Frozen II after the release of Frozen 3.
When will it be released?
The release date for Frozen 3 is still unknown, even though the movie has been confirmed. Fans are eagerly waiting for more information about when they can expect the threequel to arrive in theaters.
“We’ll have more to share about these productions soon, but this is a great example of how we’re leaning into our unrivaled brands and franchises,” Iger said when he officially announced the new movie.
Given that there was a six-year gap between the release of Frozen and Frozen 2, it’s reasonable to assume that a similar timeframe may apply for Frozen 3. Fans might have to wait until 2025 for the next installment featuring Anna and Elsa. However, the exact release date will depend on the current stage of development as of February 2023.
Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, the directing duo behind the first two Frozen movies, have been occupied with their current project, Wish, a meta Disney movie that does not have a confirmed release date. While it’s uncertain if they will helm the third Frozen movie, it would be unexpected if they were not involved considering their history with the franchise.
Frozen 3 trailer: Any Frozen 3 footage yet?
The announcement for Frozen III came on February 8th, 2023. Although the exact duration of the film’s production is unknown, it is unlikely that a trailer will be released anytime soon. Fans may have to wait at least a year or more before any glimpses or promotional material for the movie are revealed.