The kingdom of Arendelle will be welcoming visitors again sooner than expected: Disney has moved up the release date for the long-awaited sequel to animated hit "Frozen."
"Frozen 2" was originally slated for release on November 27, 2019, which is the day before Thanksgiving. But apparently the folks at Disney wanted to kick off the holiday season even earlier, because now, the follow-up flick is due in theaters on November 22, 2019.
Star Kristen Bell, who voices Princess Anna, has been dropping hints about the sequel for more than a year, promising that the movie is "very good" and that there are "a couple new characters that you will fall in love with." While currently it's unclear exactly who those characters are, they're probably the parts that Sterling K. Brown ("This Is Us") and Evan Rachel Wood ("Westworld") were rumored to have auditioned for earlier this year.
In addition to Bell, other returning original cast members from the 2013 film include Idina Menzel (Queen Elsa) and Josh Gad (Olaf). Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, who co-directed the first flick, are returning, and the script is being co-written by Lee and Allison Schroeder ("Hidden Figures").
Now excuse us while we go update our calendars and hum "Let It Go" for the rest of the day.