A rare behind-the-scenes look at the making of Frozen 2. For the first time, the Oscar-winning filmmakers of Walt Disney Animation Studios are pulling back the curtain, revealing the creative process that brought the next chapter in the Frozen saga to life! And step “Into the Unknown” with songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez for a sneak peek at Frozen 2’s all-new soundtrack. Hosted by Ginger Zee of ABC News. A production of ABC Audio in collaboration with Walt Disney Animation Studios.
Legacy, Influence and Impact
In the year since its release, "Frozen 2" has become the number one animated movie of all time and its Grammy-nominated soundtrack has spent the most weeks at number one of any soundtrack – surpassing the record set by the first "Frozen" film! ABC News' Ginger Zee is back with Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, the Oscar-winning husband and wife team behind the music for "Frozen" and "Frozen 2," for an intimate look at the impact of songs like "Into The Unknown," "When I Am Older" and "Show Yourself" -- all which have taken on unexpected new meaning in 2020.
The Songs and the Songwriters
"Show Yourself." "Into the Unknown." "Lost in the Woods." These are just some of the songs that steer the emotional narrative of "Frozen 2." ABC News' Ginger Zee sits down for an intimate, one-of-a-kind performance of these songs by the team that wrote them: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. In this episode, you'll get a deeper look into the songwriting process from raw idea to finished product.
Olaf and the Animators
Josh Gad, who is back as the lovable snowman, Olaf, in Disney's "Frozen 2," talks with ABC News' Ginger Zee about the growth of his character, and the hilarious recording sessions that help bring him to life. Zee also talks with "Frozen 2's" co-head of animation Becky Bresee, and supervising animator of "Elsa," Wayne Unten about the dizzying array of animated designs that make the film a moving work of art.
The Art of the Soundtrack
The power of music is that it can make our hearts beat faster, give us a hint of what's to come or leave us wanting more, sometimes all at once, and the score for "Frozen 2" is no exception. Disney Animation head of music Tom MacDougall and composer Christophe Beck spoke with ABC News' Ginger Zee about creating the film's powerful instrumentals and how the score is used tell Anna and Elsa's story on a deeper, more emotionally-resonant level.
The Frozen Path
From the animators to the artists, the songwriters to the actors, everyone plays a role in bringing a project like "Frozen 2" to life. ABC News' Ginger Zee talks with the Oscar-winning team of producer Peter Del Vecho and "Frozen 2" director Chris Buck about bringing all the elements together, and breaking new ground with passion, vision, and a little bit of patience.
Return to Arendelle
"Frozen" became the top-grossing animated feature of all time after its 2013 release, so creating a sequel to the beloved film about two royal sisters' unbreakable bond wasn't something "Frozen 2" writer/director Jennifer Lee took on lightly. Lee talks with ABC News' Ginger Zee about the challenges of crafting a new adventure for Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven, and being a creative leader at Walt Disney Animation Studios.