Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2

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Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Heartfelt behind-the-scene doc shows Frozen 2 in the making.

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Positive Messages

It highlights the multiple stages of a major Disney animated film production, and underscores the large number of people who work hard to make it come together. The importance of good storytelling through writing and audiovisual work is also highlighted. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

The cast and crew are dedicated to the film, and often share why it’s so important to them. There are many women who work in key production areas. 

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References to bullying and other difficult situations. A classic scene from Cinderella shows the step sisters tearing her dress apart. 

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The series is a promotional vehicle for the Frozen franchise. 

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2 is a behind-the-scenes documentary about the work that went into the final year of production of the popular Frozen sequel. It’s family-friendly, but there are some brief discussions about being bullied, feeling overwhelmed, and other difficult situations. These are offered within the context of highlighting how Disney movies and moments have helped them rise above challenges. Video clips from Frozen, Cinderella, and other Disney movies are featured. 

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Kid, 10 years old November 5, 2020

Amazing Docu-Series

This series was one of my favorites on Disney+. Frozen 1 came out when I was three, and I watched it every day for a whole year. I was more than excited when Fr... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byILoveWatchingMovies3 October 11, 2020

Interesting documentary series for any fan of Frozen!

I would highly recommend watching this show if you're a fan of Frozen and if you are interested in how movies are made. The only reason I rated it 7+ is be... Continue reading

What's the story?

INTO THE UNKNOWN: MAKING FROZEN 2 is a documentary series that chronicles the production of the second movie in the iconic Frozen franchise. It’s less than a year before the world premiere of Frozen 2, and directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck are working harder than ever to make sure that the many pieces of the movie are coming together. Viewers get a glimpse at the film’s different stages of production, ranging from reviewing animated storyboards under the direction of Marc E. Smith, to recording songs written by Frozen’s Oscar winning songwriters Bob Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. As the pressure mounts to complete the feature film, it also reveals how they navigate the many challenges that come with producing a movie that stays true to the original, tells a unique story, and lives up to the Disney standard.

Is it any good?

This colorful series showcases lots of behind-the-scenes moments and pre-production footage that highlight the work and dedication that went into producing Frozen 2. It introduces viewers to some of the key people responsible for the making of the film, and explains the aspects of production they're responsible for. But much of the appeal is watching the performances of the celebrity voice talent, including Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Evan Rachel Wood, and Sterling K. Brown. Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2 also offers some emotion-filled moments, as key cast and crew members share their feelings about impact Frozen and Frozen 2’s messages has had on them, and on other people’s lives. Chances are that younger Frozen fans expecting to see major scenes from the movie may find it a little boring. However, those old enough to understand it, and who enjoy learning more about movie-making, will find it worth the watch. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the work that goes into producing an animated Disney film. What does Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2 reveal about the process? 

  • Do you have a favorite Frozen character? A favorite song? Why are they important to you?

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