‘Frozen 2’ Quickly Becomes Most-Watched Animated Film Trailer
Frozen 2 is burning up the charts
Disney’s “Frozen 2” is off to a hot start, topping the YouTube charts with just one teaser trailer. Walt Disney Studios released a first-look video for the highly-anticipated sequel earlier this week, and the video became the highest viewed animated trailer of all time, in a 24 hour period.
Shortly after, Disney celebrated the win on social media telling followers “Thank you to the fans around the world for making the teaser trailer for #Frozen2 the most viewed animation trailer of all time, with a record-breaking 116.4 million views in 24 hours!”
The video was the first of many that Disney will release leading up to the big November premiere. Academy Award winners Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck directed “Frozen 2” for the studio, and the film features the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, and Josh Gad. If you missed the first teaser, you can watch that video below.
While the first video didn’t have any songs in it, the film will feature the music of Oscar-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.
Fans do have a bit of a wait before “Frozen 2” hits theaters. The sequel will officially launch on November 22, 2019, the same day the original launched in 2013.
“Frozen” opened in theaters with a limited debut at the time, the animated-comedy then expanded to a nationwide audience on November 27th. “Frozen” made $243K during its limited run, but quickly jumped to $67M when it hit theaters nationwide. “Frozen” didn’t debut at number-one though; the film was still behind “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which made $74M in its follow-up weekend. Once “Frozen” fever hit, the film dominated the box office, ending its theatrical run with $1.2B worldwide.
“Frozen 2” will be Disney’s big November release, but it will have a lot of competition. Starting the month is the animated-comedy “Arctic Dogs” with Jeremy Renner, Alec Baldwin, Anjelica Huston, John Cleese, James Franco, and Omar Sy; opening against the “Charlie’s Angels” reboot and a new Terminator movie. Other big releases that month include “Doctor Sleep,” “Sonic the Hedgehog,” and a new “Kingsman” movie.