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Frozen 2: Sequel to highest-grossing animated film of all time gets a release date


Parents, brace yourselves. Disney has finally announced the release date for the Frozen sequel.
Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale The Snow Queen, the original movie told the story of Princess Anna's quest to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter.
Since it's release in 2013 the film has amassed an impressive $1.2bn (£940m) worldwide, making it the highest-grossing animated film in history.
Long-suffering parents have had to endure their children belting out their rendition of Let It Go, the catchy track from the musical that spawned hundreds of parodies.
But young fans of Anna and Elsa will have to wait to until 27 November 2019 to watch the follow-up to the global phenomenon, which was named the Best Animated Feature at the 2014 Academy Awards.
It was amongst the other Disney titles including Toy Story 4 and The Lion King live action to be unveiled in 2019. They will follow next year's Black Panther, Mulan Live action and Mary Poppins Returns.
Co-director Chris Buck previously admitted that the creators couldn't guarantee that the follow-up could compete with its predecessor. "How do we live up to the phenomenon of the first one? There's a lot of pressure. And we'll put that on ourselves too, we'll be very demanding about how good this one has to be."
Although plot details are being kept firmly under wraps, Kirsten Bell is expected to reprise her role as the voice of Prince Anna. Idina Menzel previously told the Telegraph that she hoped to lend her voice to voice to the character of Elsa again. "Not the stage show – I don't know what will happen with that – but the movie hopefully. We'll see. I'm just going along for the ride."
In 2016, she publically endorsed fan campaign, #GiveElsaAGirlfriend, which urged for Elsa to a have same-sex partner in the sequel, telling Entertainment Tonight: "I think it's great. Disney's just gotta contend with that. I'll let them figure that out."

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