Frozen 2 voice recording set to start soon, Jonathan Groff says


Jonathan Groff says he’s headed back to the recording studio, and the animated tundra, in the coming weeks for Frozen 2. So what all do we now know about the highly anticipated sequel?

The list of things we know about Frozen 2 has been slowly thawing out for months. Wednesday morning Entertainment Weekly reported that Jonathan Groff’s been spilling details about getting back in the recording studio.

Groff, who voiced ice enthusiast and honorary rock troll Kristoff in the first film, will return to voice the character in as soon as a couple of weeks. Frozen 2 won’t hit theaters until the fall of 2019.

The EW interview was actually about Groff’s upcoming *podcast musical* 36 Questions (which we should really talk more about, “podcast musical”?!). But during the chat he told the outlet:

"“I think I just got an email yesterday where I’m about to go into the recording studio in a couple of weeks, or maybe a month?” he said. “They’re about to really get into the thick of recording it, which I’m excited about. I don’t know anything about it yet other than I’m about to start recording my section of it.”"

Groff’s not alone in the whole not knowing anything about it boat. The plot of the sequel has been closely guarded, obviously. But maybe we’ll be able to glean more about the characters’ post-Frozen lives following the premiere of Olaf’s Frozen Adventure featurette this fall. The holiday-themed mini movie will be shown ahead of Pixar’s Coco when it comes out in November. And, yes, according to releases from Disney, Groff’s voice will be featured.

We do know directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee will return for the full-length sequel, along with songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Groff raved about working with all four top members of the creative team and said he’s thrilled to be working with them again for the new movie. “I really, really love them,” he said.

Frozen 2‘s 2019 release date (Nov. 27) is still a ways away, of course. But until then there will be more than enough to hold fans of the chilly Arendelle kingdom over. There’s the Frozen musical, making its pre-Broadway debut at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in August. And there’s the ever-growing roster of Frozen-themed attractions at Disney’s theme parks.

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Frozen in real life?

One thing we probably won’t see for a while? A live-action reimagining of Frozen. Although, with Disney’s record of squeezing every last possible drop of potential profits out of every film and franchise, it’s sure to happen eventually. Until then, at least we’ll have the live action Lion King, which is set to drop in July of 2019 (just a few months earlier than Frozen 2, but still). And if you need more Jonathan Groff (and don’t we all?), there’s always his epic #Ham4All:

What do you think Frozen 2 is going to be about? Tell us in the comments.