Frozen 2

Inspired by persistent and overwhelming demand, Disney has done a rare trait for the studio and has done a theatrically released sequel for an animated classic.

Many previous follow ups were for the direct to video market but following the recent “Ralph Breaks the Internet” the company has once again gone the theatrical route with “Frozen 2”.

Picking up shortly after the first film, with Anna (Kristen Bell), and her sister Elsa (Idina Menzel) watching over their kingdom of Arendelle.

Things are going so well that Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) plans to propose to Anna but keeps finding ways to botch things up to the dismay of his Reindeer Sven.

Their ideal life is uprooted when Else continues to hear a call from the North and soon her powers unleash an element that threatens her kingdom.

Undaunted Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Sven, and Olaf (Josh Gad); set off to a distant land to the north that has been isolated due to a deadly conflict with their Grandfather years earlier and one in which their father barely escaped as a boy.

Along the way the group discovers challenges, triumphs, and the truth about their past and family as they attempt to set things right.

The film has some amazing animation and some timely humor that really offsets the story well. This is a more evolved and engaging plot than audiences were given with the first film. While the first film in many ways was a Fairy Tale, this is more of an Epic Journey with fantasy elements and action.

My biggest concern about the film going in was how they would be able to top or even come close to such classics as “Let It Go” and “Do You Want To Build A Snowman”. In this regard I was right as I did not hear the epic composition that burst from the screen and screamed classic. Instead audiences were given a variety of songs and styles that really served the story well and one of which was very moving and likely will be the breakout song along with the hysterical 80s video style song by Kristoff.

“Frozen 2” delivers the music, characters, humor, and an emotional tale that fans of the original will love as it captures the very best of Disney Animation and storytelling.

4.5 stars out of 5