Everything you need to know about Disney's new Frozen 2 trailer

Disney has revealed its first trailer for Frozen 2.
Disney has revealed its first trailer for Frozen 2. Photo: Disney

Princess Anna and Queen Elsa's mysterious adventure is a bit clearer now that Disney has dropped the first full trailer for Frozen 2.

February's teaser raised more questions than answers about the sisters' latest voyage outside the protective gates of Arendelle.

Tuesday's new sneak peek showed Anna and Elsa (voiced by Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, respectively) setting off to further understand Elsa's magical freezing abilities and how the answer could be threatening their kingdom.

Will the sequel outclass the staggeringly popular first edition?
Will the sequel outclass the staggeringly popular first edition? Photo: Supplied

The highly anticipated Frozen 2 hits theatres on November 22.

It reteams the minds behind the 2013 musical animated film, a story derived from Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale The Snow Queen.

The film became the highest-grossing animated film of all time and won two Oscars.

Co-directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck are back at the helm, and songwriting duo Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, who spawned Let It Go and Do You Want to Build a Snowman, are also back with songs for the all-new adventure.

Here's what we learned from the new trailer

Elsa is trying to figure out the source of her powers

Tuesday's trailer, which debuted on Good Morning America, begins the same way as the February teaser: Elsa continues her "Moana"-style foray into the ocean, ice-zapping patches so she can walk on water. Now it's clear that she's trying to unlock a path of some sort that tests her freezing abilities. All this, so she can figure out how and why she was born with magical powers.


A Nokk creature is basically a bouncer

When the frozen ocean water crumbles around her, Elsa is forced under the water, where she encounters a Nokk, a horse-like underwater creature that uses the power of the ocean to guard the secrets of the forest. It sparkles too!

The rock trolls are alive and well

The wise, rolling creatures who raised Anna's beau, Kristoff, are back to share their ancient wisdom with the sisters and shed more light on Elsa's power, which they helped conceal in the original film.

The gang is heading north to help Elsa

According to the wise Grand Pabbie of the rock trolls, the gang has to "go north, across the enchanted lands and into the unknown" to help Elsa find the truth.

"The past is not what it seems," he warns them, alluding to the sisters' belief that Elsa was born with her powers.

We also see young Anna and Elsa in a flashback, a few marshmallow-like creatures return, what looks like the land of eternal fall and some crazy, purple wildfire that threatens the gang.

Those beautiful ice prisms Elsa emanates that we last saw in the teaser are back too, along with even more theories that the film might be addressing climate change.

The dresses are far more functional

The rampant success of Disney's Frozen gave rise to a frenzied replication of Anna and Elsa's dresses. The follow-up short films – Frozen Fever and Olaf's Frozen Adventure – not only gave the women new stories to tell, but also new gowns to show off (and for fans to buy).

The look of their gear this time, though inspired by the colours and style of their iconic Frozen looks, seems far more streamlined and utilitarian for their rugged journey. Elsa, in particular, dons a few looks in the trailer, a bodysuit to swim in, a simplified blue dress (that might actually have pants under it) and an easy-to-practice-freezing-in burgundy gown.

Kristoff gets to use his new sled

We get a glimpse of Arendelle Ice Master Kristoff steering the new ride Anna gifted him at the end of Frozen. His passengers this time include Anna, Elsa and their animated snowman Olaf as the reindeer Sven carries them past the North Mountain.

Anna is tasked with protecting her sister

"We have always feared Elsa's powers were too much for this world. Now we must hope they are enough," Grand Pabbie says, as the team enters an enveloping fog at a Stonehenge-like locale.

"I won't let anything happen to her," the ever-determined Anna says. The self-sacrificing younger sister appears poised to show off her grit – and love for her sister – yet again.

Alas, we don't learn whom she attacked at the end of the February teaser.