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“FROZEN II” Exciting on Home Video

 

 

 

Review By John Delia

One of the best animated features for 2019, the movie Frozen II has come home on video in all formats. A fun family film, part two has all the adventure of the first one and more. The amazing graphics make everything look exciting and real as the two sisters are on a quest for a chance to correct the past and save the future of Arendelle. The film attracted audiences worldwide making it the number one all time animated feature. The DVD/Blu-ray combo has over an hour of bonus features plus you can experience the movie with a Sing-Along.

 

FROZEN 2 – In Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2, Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven journey far beyond the gates of Arendelle in search of answers. Featuring the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, “Frozen 2” opens in Disney. All Rights Reserved.

Elsa (Idina Menzel) and Anna (Kristen Bell) think back and remember a story were young they remembered story time with their mother, Queen Iduna (Evan Rachel Wood) and father, King Agnarr (Alfred Molina). There is one particular episode they both remember that their father told them, it was about the Enchanted Forest. In the adventure King Agnarr talks about two different tribes of people, the Arendellians and the Forest People. They were startled when he told them about the lands at peace until they turned to treachery and then violence.

Elsa begins to hear strange sounds that start to concern her. Meanwhile, the city of Arendelle begins to experience weird weather patterns that begin to threaten the safety of its citizens. These occurrences lead Elsa and Anna on a mission that they must complete together, even with the possibility they could be separated from each other forever. With help from Kristoff (Jonathon Groff), Sven (Frank Welker), and Olaf (Josh Gad), they embark on an adventure into the mysterious forest and the enchanted land.

 

FROZEN 2 – Magical and larger than life, Elsa is the perfect mythic character—but she can’t help but wonder why she was born with powers.  Featuring Idina Menzel as the voice of Elsa, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2” Disney. All Rights Reserved.

Upon their arrival to this magical place, they find that everything is not what they expected with danger lurking on every corner. They also discover that the stories they were told were not so accurate and didn’t include the importance of their journey. The truth must be found or they and their people will forever suffer the consequences.

 

In Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2, Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) and Olaf (voice of Josh Gad) venture far from Arendelle in a dangerous but remarkable journey to help Elsa find answers about the past. Disney. All Rights Reserved.

Directed and written by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee the film is a delight with family in mind. The two add an element of danger, but do not overdo it as to really scare the littlest of children. The excitement and thrills out do Frozen I and the storyline turns the tale into more of an adventure for Elsa and Anna than a bonding of the sisters. I like the way they handle the moral issues and solve the problem for the villagers. It’s a family event and every character brings a lot of comedy, love and good values.

The Blu-ray/DVD combo has over an hour of extras and bonus features.

Bonus Features may vary by retailer

Blu-ray & Digital:

“Sing-Along Version of the Movie” – Turn it on and Sing along with your favorite songs as you watch the movie.
“Song Selection” – Jump to your favorite musical moments, with on-screen lyrics. Songs include Oscar®-nominated “Into The Unknown,” “All Is Found,” “Some Things Never Change,” “When I Am Older,” “Lost in the Woods,” “Show Yourself,” and “The Next Right Thing”
“Outtakes” – Laugh along with the cast of “Frozen 2” as they record their lines, sing their songs and have fun in the recording booth.
“Deleted Scenes” – Check out a few scenes that never made the final cut.
“Intro” – Directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck offer a glimpse into their filmmaking process with scenes that didn’t make the final cut.
“Prologue” – A battle rages between Arendelle and the Northuldra while a mysterious figure challenges King Agnarr.
“Secret Room”  – A secret room reveals even more of Anna and Elsa’s past, including a shocking revelation about their mother.
“Elsa’s Dream – Anna’s playful glimpse into Elsa’s dream takes a dark turn.
“Hard Nokks” – Kristoff reveals his true feelings about life in Arendelle when the Nokk won’t take no for an answer.
“A Place of Our Own” – Elsa uses her magic to relieve Anna’s lingering doubts about their parents’ faith in her.
“Deleted Songs” – When it comes to “Frozen 2,” there can never be too much music. Hear some of the songs that got cut from the final film.
“Intro” – Directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck revel in the chance to share a few songs that didn’t make it into the final film.
“Home” – Anna savors every moment as she wanders through this kingdom she calls home.
“I Wanna Get This Right” – Kristoff wants everything to be perfect before he proposes, leaving Anna to wonder, “Will it ever be just right?”
“The Spirits of “Frozen 2” – Cast and crew explore the Scandinavian and Nordic mythology that inspired the spirits inhabiting the enchanted forest of Frozen 2.
“Did You Know???” – Olaf asks us the question “Did You Know” as we discover “Frozen 2” fun facts, Easter eggs and tidbits about the making of the film.
“Scoring a Sequel” – Composer Christophe Beck combines a 91-piece orchestra with 30 choral voices to create the compelling score for “Frozen 2.”
“Gale Tests” – They say you can’t see the wind. Only its effects. Filmmakers give it a shot while creating the playful wind spirit, Gale.
“Gale Test” – A young girl and boy play tag in this fully animated effort to “give personality to something that’s invisible.”
“Hand-Drawn Gale Test” – A hand-drawn test to bring the precocious wind spirit to life.
“Multi-Language Reel”
“Into the Unknown” in 29 Languages – Hear Elsa’s soaring call to adventure in 29 different languages
“Music Videos” – Weezer and Panic! at the Disco lend their voices to a few of the soaring melodies from “Frozen 2.”
“Into the Unkown” (Panic! at the Disco version) – Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie stars in their version of “Into The Unknown” from “Frozen 2.”
“Lost in the Woods” (Weezer version) – Weezer puts their spin on Kristoff’s epic ballad, “Lost In the Woods.”

Digital Exclusives:

“Meet the Lopezes” – Meet the award-winning husband-and-wife team behind the incredible songs from “Frozen” and “Frozen 2.”
“Deleted Song” “Unmeltable Me” – An animatic version of Olaf’s celebratory song about his newfound freedom.

LIEUTENANT DESTIN MATTIAS loyally protected his homeland of Arendelle for years. But, in doing so, he became trapped in an enchanted forest where he’s been for more than 30 years.  Featuring Sterling K. Brown as the voice of Mattias, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2”  Disney. All Rights Reserved.

Frozen II has been rated PG for action/peril and some thematic elements.

FINAL ANALYSIS: An excellent film and bonus package. (5 out of 5 Stars)

Additional Film Information
Cast: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathon Groff, Evan Rachel Wood, Martha Plimpton and Josh Gad
Directed and written by: Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
MPAA Rating: PG for action/peril and some thematic elements
Running Time: 1 hr. 43 min.
Video Release Date: February 25, 2020
Original Theatrical Release Date: November 22, 2019
Language: English (changeable to English Descriptive Audio, French or Spanish)
Reviewed Format: Blu-ray/DVD combo pack
Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1
Video: Aspect Ratio 2.39:1
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish or French
Distributed by: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Released on: Multiple formats including 4K UHD, Blu-ray, DVD

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