First reactions land for 'Frozen II' after US premiere

Ben Arnold
Contributor
Frozen II (Credit: Disney)

It's been six years since the first movie, but now Frozen II has been unveiled in the US.

Disney held the premiere for the long-awaited sequel in Los Angeles last night, with stars Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel and Josh Gad in attendance.

And though we'll have to wait a short while longer until the review embargo is lifted, first reactions appear to be largely positive.

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Phrases like 'darker' and 'more mature' are doing the rounds, though it's said to be every bit as family friendly as the first instalment.

And in new song Into The Unknown, there appears to be a worthy successor to Oscar-winner Let It Go.

This time around, Elsa hears a voice calling her from the north, and with sister Anna, reindeer-herd Kristoff, snowman Olaf and reindeer Sven, they embark on a quest to discover the origins of Elsa's magical powers.

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Devling into the deeper story hinted at in the first movie, the story also introduces the parents the sister's lost to the sea, Agnarr and Iduna, voiced by Alfred Molina and Evan Rachel Wood.

It lands in the UK on 22 November.