This year’s Annecy Animation Festival was the occasion for Walt Disney Animation to present to a limited audience several precious minutes of the highly anticipated animation movie, Frozen 2. Here is what we learned about the general plot, we must warn you about some spoilers about the main aspects of the story.
Frozen 2 Starts with a flashback retelling the story of Anna and Elsa’s childhood with their parents. A peaceful life disturbed by a painful experience: their father, at the time Prince Agnarr, had to face an enchanted force in the forest, a force with mysterious and inexplicable powers that traumatized him forever.
The time is now. Three years have passed since the Frozen events, Arendelle has found harmony and Anna and Elsa seem to be having a lovely time. In one of the scenes shown today, the sisters play mime with Sven, Kristoff and Olaf – who has become and avid reader, eager to learn and discover the meaning of life. A lovely and funny moment where you will recognize a few familiar faces. but because nothing is ever that simple, the mood is disturbed by a mysterious angelic Scandinavian inspired voice, performed by singer Aurora. A voice only Elsa can hear:
Day and night, this voice seems to be calling for her, until the point it starts to unlock new powers directly linked to the force her father faced years ago, in the forest. Materialized by these crystals, the powers grow and one night, become too strong. The fire, water, wind and earth elements fall on Arendelle, bringing destruction. Elsa tells Anna about these chants, this force, this call from far away and this destiny pushes her to go on a quest to find the origins of the enchanted forest. A long journey begins across new landscapes, ancient and magical lands.
One of these places will challenge Elsa in a whole new way. Against the “Dark Sea”, Elsa faces the water element, a powerful horse. An action scene where Elsa shows her strength more than ever, fighting alone against this new enemy. Many challenges will come, as the road is long across the wonderful autumnal forests and foggy plains imagined for Frozen 2.
Will Anna and Elsa manage to stay united as the world is crumbling around them? Where are these new powers really from? Are they all strong enough to face this enchanted force and four elements? All the answers are coming.. this November.