Disney will let viewers go behind the scenes of one its most popular new franchises this summer, with the new documentary series Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2.
The series will thaw globally on its Disney+ streaming platform June 26.
The six-parter throws a spotlight on the filmmakers, artists, songwriters and cast as they work on the sequel to the global animated phenomenon. Cameras followed the whole creative process behind the movie for a year, in order to reveal the artistry and complexity behind the blockbuster animation.
Frozen 2 has gone on to become officially the highest-grossing animated movie in history…
The series follows chief creative officer Jennifer Lee, director Chris Buck, producer Peter Del Vecho, songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, actors Kristen Bell (Anna), Idina Menzel (Elsa), Josh Gad (Olaf), Jonathan Groff (Kristoff), Sterling K. Brown (Lieutenant Mattias), Evan Rachel Wood (Iduna) and the talented artists and technicians of Disney Animation as they race against time to deliver the film.
Following its theatrical release, Frozen 2 has gone on to become officially the highest-grossing animated movie in history. The snowballing sequel has pocketed $1.325 billion at the global box office, sliding past its predecessor, which pulled in $1.281 million.
Frozen 2 was the third-biggest film of 2019 after Avengers: Endgame, and The Lion King (Disney doesn’t consider the photorealistic reboot an animated movie). It generated $65 million at the UK box office alone.
Episode one of Into the Unknown joins the directors and artists with 11 months to go until the red carpet, and cast and orchestra recordings about to begin. Episode two documents songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez as they propose an 80s rock ballad-inspired song for Kristoff, Lost in the Woods. Come episode three, we get a fly on the wall look at the first internal screenings of two songs, See The Sky and Show Yourself.
Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2 promises a fascinating insight into the creative process – and after Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, confirms that Disney+ intends to continue scheduling these behind-the-scenes specials.