Frozen 3 release date speculation, cast, plot, trailer, and more

Here is everything we know the Frozen 3 release date and what you can expect from the return of the hit Disney characters Anna, Elsa, Olaf, and Kristoff.

What is the Frozen 3 release date? In 2013, Frozen took the world by a snowstorm, gifting all of us House of Mouse fans with a touching story, banging songs, and the hilarious hero Anna. Following the first movie’s success, Frozen 2 was released in 2019, and since then, we’ve all been left wanting more and wondering what’s next?

Set in the cold kingdom of Arendelle, the Frozen Disney movies follow the royal sisters, Disney princess Anna and Queen Elsa. Thanks to Elsa’s magical ice powers, the two often have to confront the outside world and make sense of the unknown magic with the help of their close friends Olaf, Kristoff and Sven.

In Frozen 2, we see Elsa fully embrace her mystical side, leaving Arendelle behind and Anna taking over the position of Queen. But despite the animated movie‘s happy ‘ending’, there is still plenty of story possibilities, and in 2023 Disney finally announced that Frozen 3 was in the works. So, here’s everything we know about the Frozen 3 release date, cast, trailer and plot!

Frozen 3 release date speculation

It’s bad news for Disney fans because, as of March 2023, we don’t know the  Frozen 3 release date. Even worse, if we take into account the six-year gap between Frozen and Frozen 2, we may be waiting a few winters before we get an update.

However, Frozen 3 has officially been confirmed to be in development, so at least we know that the flick is still happening. During Disney’s Q1 earnings call in February 2023, CEO Bob Iger announced that Frozen 3, Zootopia 2, and Toy Story 5 were all in the works.

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Frozen 2 grossed a whopping $1.45 billion at the global box office, becoming the second highest-earning animated movie of all time. Considering its fantastic success, it makes sense that Disney has confirmed a new movie in the franchise.

So, currently, (although we know it is coming) a set release date for Frozen 3 is up in the air, but we are cautiously optimistic that that will change – hopefully sooner than six years this time. We will keep you posted as soon as we know more.

Frozen 3 release date: Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven all hugging in Frozen 2

Who will be in the Frozen 3 cast?

It is pretty safe to say that the Frozen 3 cast will be full of the iconic voices that we have come to know and love from the previous Disney entries.

Kristen Bell will undoubtedly be back as our main cartoon character Disney Queen Anna, with Idina Menzel returning as her magical sister Elsa. In fact, while speaking to Good Morning America, Bell said that she would be all in for a sequel.

“I would do it in a heartbeat. I love that family,” Bell said. “Listen, if we are both in, what are we waiting for?”

Idina Menzel has also confirmed that she would be open to returning for Frozen 3 in an interview with Billboard. “I’d love it because I’d love to pay my son’s college tuition,” she teased.

Frozen 3 release date: Idina Menzel as Elsa in Frozen

Josh Gad has confirmed he’ll reprise his role as the adorable snowman Olaf, and Jonathan Groff will probably appear as Anna’s reindeer-obsessed beau Kristoff.

Here is the potential Frozen 3 cast:

  • Kristen Bell as Anna
  • Idina Menzel as Elsa
  • Josh Gad as Olaf
  • Jonathan Groff as Kristoff

In Frozen 2, we also met an array of new characters with the introduction of Arendelle’s neighbouring tribe Northuldra with Jason Ritter as Ryder, and Rachel Matthews as Ryder’s sister Honeymaren. So it makes sense that if a new family movie came out, there might be new friends for Anna and her gang to meet.

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If Frozen 3 decides to delve more into Queen Iduna and King Agnarr’s past, too, we may see Evan Rachel Wood and Alfred Molina reprising their roles in the form of flashbacks. However, all of these cast speculations are just that – speculations, as nothing has been confirmed just yet. We will keep our eyes peeled for any news and clues that come our way.

Frozen 3 release date: Idina Menzel as Elsa on a water horse in Frozen 2

What might happen in the Frozen 3 Plot?

We don’t know what will happen in Frozen 3. But considering all the loose ends and remaining possibilities in Anna and Elsa’s story after Frozen 2, we can begin to map out a potential plot for the film.

At the end of Frozen 2, we learned the backstory of Elsa and Anna’s parents, as well as how they perished in the first movie back in 2013. It turns out that the two were travelling to Ahtohallan to discover the source of Elsa’s ice powers.

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We also learnt that the sisters’ grandfather cut off the neighbouring tribe Northuldra from the rest of the world for 34 years and is the cause of the war that has afflicted the two kingdoms for decades.

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After discovering the truth about their mother’s identity as Northuldran and freeing the trapped tribe by destroying the dam that Arendelle built in the past to weaken them, Elsa becomes the ‘fifth spirit’ and chooses to protect the magical forest where the Northuldrans reside.

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This basically means that Elsa has become the link between the spirit and the human world, leading Anna to replace her as Arendelle’s Queen since Elsa now has bigger and more mystical things to worry about.

Although Frozen 2 gave us plenty of juicy information about Elsa and Anna’s parents, Queen Iduna and King Agnarr, it did leave out a lot of details regarding their relationship and some blanks that need filling. We still don’t know how the two reconciled Iduna’s Northulda heritage when the kingdoms were still at war.

As Elsa continues to explore the magical forest and Ahtohallan, it is likely that she will recover lost memories and may be able to fill us in on more details about her parents’ past.

Frozen 3 release date: Kristen Bell as Anna and Josh Gad Olaf in Frozen 2

We also are betting that Kristoff’s backstory may finally get explained. Considering how we still don’t know how Sven and Kristoff ended up on their own before meeting the rock trolls, it is high time that Disney gives us some answers.

It was mighty suspicious how well Kristoff seemed to get on with the Northuldran people, who were also reindeer obsessed. Could Kristoff’s real parents have escaped before Arendelle trapped the tribe? Who knows, but we may be getting some detailed explanation of his character origins in the future.

Speaking of Kristoff, he proposed to Anna at the end of Frozen 2, yet we never saw the couple’s big day either. However, let’s be honest; a wedding isn’t enough to justify a whole Frozen 3 plotline. A new crisis will have to emerge for the new movie, where Elsa and Anna must come together to save the day.

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In an interview with, Gad (who plays Olaf) said how as things stand, there is peace in Arendelle, so in other words, there is no need for a new instalment – unless conflict comes up and disrupts the now happy ending of Anna and Elsa.

“If there’s always a story worth telling, I’m sure that Jennifer Lee and the incredible team over at Disney animation will tell that story one day,” he explained.

As we all know, Frozen 3 has now been announced; however, judging from Gad’s words, it will feature a whole new story that will undoubtedly take us by surprise.

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