Nearly six years after the release of the original film, Walt Disney Animation Studios has unveiled the first teaser trailer for Frozen 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the 2013 global hit based on Hans Christian Andersen’s public domain fairytale The Snow Queen.
Becoming a ubiquitous phenomenon, Frozen went on two win two Academy Awards, for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song, and became the highest grossing animated production of all time with $1.276 billion at the worldwide box office. A second installment was a no-brainer for the studio, which announced plans to continue the story in early 2015.
All four main voice cast stars will reprise their parts for this new chapter: Kristen Bell (Anna), Idina Menzel (Elsa), Josh Gad (Olaf), and Jonathan Groff (Kristoff). Earlier this year Gad shared a photo on Twitter where the quartet appears together, presumably for a voice recording session. Actors Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld) and Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us) have also been announced as fresh additions to the group. Although details on their involvement are still under wraps, the teaser briefly shows two new characters that’ve led to speculation among fans.