LA REINE DES NEIGES 2 – Released in November 2019 at the cinema, La Reine des Neiges 2 is available on VOD since Thursday, April 2, 2020.
[Mis à jour le 02 avril 2020 à 12h15] The magic of Frozen 2 arrives at home. Thursday, April 2, the continuation of the adventures of Elsa and Anna is released on VOD, or video on demand, six months after its success in cinemas. It is therefore now possible to buy the film and watch it on your television. Several platforms offer the latest Disney film for purchase: you can find it on Canal VOD (€ 13.99 in standard definition, € 16.99 in HD), Apple TV (€ 16.99 in HD), Rakuten TV ( from € 13.99), but also Orange Video on demand, Disneytek, Vitis, Altice Numericable, Playstation and XBOX. Note that the DVD and Blu-Ray release, as well as the release on video-on-demand services, is scheduled for sometime in May. The first part of the saga is put online on Disney + from April 7, 2020.
Is Frozen 3 planned?
Impossible to avoid La Reine des Neiges 2, this long-awaited sequel to the 2013 animated phenomenon. Successful, this new feature film is already having great success at the box office in France. So should we expect a sequel to be produced by Disney with a Frozen 3 soon? We asked the film crews the question during an interview. The producer of the animated film, Peter Del Vecho, assures us that “The Frozen 1 and 2 seem to us to be one and the same trip. We have not thought about it yet.” However, Jennifer Lee, who wrote and co-directed The Frozen 2, still blows us that it will depend on the reception of the sequel: “We will see if people like that one”. A third film is therefore perfectly possible!
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Frozen 2 Synopsis A threat again looms over the kingdom of Arendelle. But this time, Elsa’s powers could be the key to saving him. The queen, accompanied by her sister Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, will then leave for a long trip to an enchanted forest in the north of the country. Elsa and her powers will be at the heart of this intrigue, as well as the relationship she has with her sister.
We can identify two camps in the critics of Frozen 2: those who find that this suite is mercantile and does not bring much and those who find the show quite up to their expectations. Newspaper. In his review, Le Figaro points to “a somewhat confused story” in La Reine des Neiges 2 which even dares to drop its flagship song “Libéré, delivered”. Here, Disney takes up the tale of Hans Christian Anderson, “so freely adapted that it has lost all roughness”. The shadows of the tale are always discarded here to offer “an ode to family and brotherhood by returning to the past”. Liberation does not necessarily show itself to be very tender, pointing to owes a sequence which “ticks all the boxes of the mercantile sequence”. “The film is both perfectly anecdotal and not unpleasant for those who hope to suffer an avalanche of icing sugar”. Effective in short, but not especially essential according to the newspaper.
With a score of 3.5 / 5, Le Journal du Geek finds that Frozen 2 “manages in broad lines” to surpass its predecessor by offering a film “more beautiful, deeper, darker in a way “. The latest addition to Disney animation studios integrates “the short list of successful suites” despite a writing that it lacks. The specialist magazine Première was completely convinced thereafter of La Reine des Neiges, “a film which celebrates living together and respecting difference without falling into the red-headedness”. Frozen 2 is “up to expectations” despite the absence of a real hymn that could replace “Freed, delivered”.
Ecran Large is convinced by La Reine des Neiges 2, a series which certainly “takes too long to find its marks during its first part” but “intelligently deepens the original film and offers a number of very beautiful moments and pleasing stylistic experiments”. The aggregator of reviews and spectator reviews Rotten Tomatoes has unveiled the rating allocated to Frozen 2. 82% of professional reviews are positive on this highly anticipated sequel.
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In the casting of French voices, we find the performers of the first part: Emmylou Homs lends her voice to Anna again, while Charlotte Hervieux plays the role of Elsa: the latter replaces Anaïs Delva, who played Anna’s sister in the first part. Dany Boon still plays the snowman Olaf, and Kristoff is still played by Donald reignoux. Pabbie, the patriarch of the trolls, has the voice of Paul Borne. In this second part, Queen Iduna, mother of Elsa and Anna, is doubled by Prisca Desmarez. As for the new characters, here are the actors who double them: Sama Baudouin lend his voice to Lieutenant Mattias, a soldier from the kingdom of Arendelle trapped in the enchanted forest, and Anne Barbier plays a certain Yelena. In its original version, the cast does not change, Elsa is interpreted by Broadway singer Idina Menzel, Anna by Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars, The Good Place), Kristoff by another Broadway actor, Jonathan Groff (Hamilton), and Olaf by Josh Gad (The beauty and the Beast). Finally, Evan Rachel Wood, seen in Westworld, lends her voice to Queen Iduna in the English version.
If most of the French dubbers have made up for this second part of La Reine des Neiges, one of the voices has been modified, and not the least. The finest ears may have noticed: it is not Anaïs Delva who lends her voice to Elsa in this second film. The Queen of Arendelle is now voiced by another actress, Charlotte Hervieux, experienced in the exercise of the musical.
Anaïs Delva had already announced that she would not stack for Frozen 2, referring only to “a working relationship that is not acceptable”. However, she clarified in a Facebook post posted on September 25 that she did not hold Walt Disney responsible. The actress told L’Est-Républicain that she would not see the rest of the movies: “I will not watch it because it will break my”. She also specifies that she will miss the character of Elsa a lot, and looks back on her departure: “It was not a will on my part. It was a forced choice. I would have liked to continue “. The actress does not however specify the exact reasons which pushed her towards the exit. However, she does not seem to be grieving her replacement. For Anaïs Delva, “in this profession, when you are an interpreter, you are not essential. The character of Elsa is strong enough to continue to fascinate everyone, even with a different voice”.
Frozen 2 features seven original songs. An extract from the French version of the first song, In another world, performed by Elsa (Charlotte Hervieux in French version) has been unveiled. Among the new songs from Frozen 2, three that are interpreted entirely or in part by Elsa. Other titles were also broadcast: All Is Found (sung by Queen Iduna), Some Things Never Change (sung by Elsa, Anna, Olaf and Kristoff), When I am Older (Olaf), Lost in the woods (Kristoff), Show Yourself (Elsa and Iduna) and The Next Right Thing (Elsa). During the end credits, three songs are played by other performers: Into the Unknown by Panic! At the Disco, All is Found by Kacey Musgraves and Lost in the woods by Weezer. The soundtrack has been available since November 15.