By JENNIKA INGRAM | Reporter
Palisadian kids (and those young at heart) will be delighted to find out that Disney’s “Frozen II” is playing at the Bay Theatre by Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas in Palisades Village this holiday season.
The film, widely released on November 22, is matching expectations at the box office with best Monday and Tuesday in November sales, according to Deadline. And worldwide, “Frozen II” is having a record opening for an animated movie.
Queen Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel), her kind-hearted sister Anna (Kristen Bell), Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), Olaf (Josh Gad) the snowman and Sven leave Arendell to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land in search of the origin of Elsa’s powers so they can save their kingdom.
Oscar winners Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee are back at the helm directing the sequel to the 2013 blockbuster, “Frozen,” which won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film in 2014.
Buck and Lee are also listed as writers, along with Mark Smith, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.
Songwriters for the breakout hit “Let It Go” have written seven new songs for the sequel, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Lopez and Anderson-Lopez said, “It all starts with story.”
“It was all about the idea that the two most important days of your life are the day you’re born and the day you find out why,” Lopez said.
Ninety-two percent of Google users giving a thumbs up the movie, and it’s trending at 77% on Rotten Tomatoes.
It’s rated PG with a runtime of 1 hour and 43 minutes.