Kristen Bell Discusses How ‘Frozen 2‘ Has Grown Up With Its Audience. After her panel at San Diego Comic Con 2019, star of Frozen 2, Kristen Bell, sat down with Comicbook.com and discussed her current and upcoming work, including the highly anticipated sequel to Disney’s Hit Film, Frozen.
“You know I can’t tell you anything, Disney is so tight-lipped about it. What can I say? I have seen parts of it, because when we record we see things, I haven’t seen the whole thing, but I’ve obviously read the script. It is not ‘Episode II’ of Frozen,” Bell told ComicBook.com at San Diego Comic-Con 2019.
“It is a story that we waited a long time so that it would reveal itself to the creators. What is the next progression in these characters’ lives that needs to be told? Not just like, ‘What’s another storyline we could do?’” Despite rumors on the internet, Kristen Bell did NOT call the sequel “a little more adult,” but does think “it grew up a little bit.”
“It’ll still be appropriate for kids and kids will still love it, but these girls have grown up as well a little bit,” Bell said. “I think the original fans of Frozen, who were little girls and now might not think it’s for them, will be pleasantly surprised,” Bell stated.
Co-Directors, Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck also discussed how they wanted to do “more than a sequel” and have really put effort into creating a new story involving the royal sisters of Arendelle and their loved ones. “I think the big thing for me is, we weren’t going to do a sequel,” Lee told Slashfilm.
“[Chris Buck] and I were like, ‘That story’s done.’ But then one day we just made the mistake of talking about something and going, ‘Oh my gosh. That’s the thing we still haven’t explored, and it’s important.’ Then I spent time writing these journals as the girls. I didn’t do it from exactly [copying the original] because I can’t. And if we tried to do it that way, I think we would have something very hollow.”
“So just like the first one, I approached it from the inside out, because I have to,” Lee said. “So I hope — but in some ways, it gives it that inevitable feeling and yet surprise. ‘Oh, it’s going there!’ But yet it completely feels like that’s the journey they have. So that’s my hope.”
“Elsa (Idina Menzel) and Anna (Kristen Bell) will next journey beyond their kingdom to uncover the secret behind Elsa’s icy powers, making a dangerous trek alongside friends Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), Sven and Olaf (Josh Gad).” Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen 2 premieres in theaters November 22, 2019.
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