Disney’s Frozen film franchise continues to stay strong with the success of all of the spinoffs, Broadway shows, and sequel. Despite being a lackluster follow-up, Frozen II, which hit theaters last year, was a commercial success. Eventually, the film would hit Disney+ months later when the pandemic hit. And even after watching all of that, the studio is still finding new ways to keep the fandom alive. This time it will be in the form of a six-episode docuseries titled Into the Unknown: Making Frozen II.
According to the press release, the series documents the final year of the production of Frozen II, where cameras were allowed exclusive access to see the challenges, breakthroughs, and artistry, creativity, and the complexity of creating the #1 animated feature of all time.
Unlike some of the shows that have appeared on Disney+, all six episodes of Into the Unknown: Making Frozen II will be available for streaming on June 26, 2020.
It will be interesting to see how they present these six episodes. Of course, we will get to hear the filmmakers, artists, songwriters, and cast share their thoughts on the filmmaking process, technological innovations used to make the film shine, as well as challenges they needed to overcome before the deadline.
Here’s an excerpt from the press release:
“The series follows director/writer/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 finish the film, with both creative breakthroughs and frustrations along the way. Produced by Lincoln Square Productions and Walt Disney Animation Studios.”
Although I am more of a fan of Frozen, I thought the animation for Frozen II was on a whole different level. I know from the early previews that journalists attend that these behind the scenes looks are a combination of informative, tremendously educational, and fun. So, I suspect that these episodes will be more or less the same, just less intimate.
So, I will definitely be checking the series out as I would like to see some of the other aspects that we didn’t get to when we visited Walt Disney Animation Studios during the production of Frozen II.
Released last November, Frozen II is the highest-grossing animated film of all time, having earned $1.5 billion worldwide.
As aforementioned, Into the Unknown: Making Frozen II will be available for streaming on June 26, 2020.