In addition to opening up the world of Frozen in the sequel, the Frozen 2 cast has also been expanded with new voice actors and actresses. Frozen 2 takes Anna and Elsa on a journey out of Arendelle and into an enchanted forest, as Elsa tries to discover where her powers came from. It's a darker, more emotionally complex movie than Frozen, but that should fit nicely with its target audience, many of whom have matured since the release of the first movie.
As well as the return of the central characters, the Frozen 2 cast introduces some new characters, too, not least the leader and members of the Northuldra tribe. There are expanded roles as well, for Anna and Elsa's parents, who only appeared briefly in Frozen. And along with new cast members and characters, Frozen 2 sees the inclusion of several new songs - from Oscar-winning duo Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez - one for each of the main characters.
With such popular characters, stunning animation, and a more mature storyline, Frozen 2 is a surefire holiday hit for Disney - and that's why the studio has banked on adding more people to the Frozen 2 cast, including big-hitting stars in their own right.
Main Characters in Frozen 2
Idina Menzel as Elsa: Idina Menzel returns to voice Elsa, Queen of Arendelle. Still trying to understand her powers, Elsa sets off on a journey with Anna, Kristoff, and Olaf to discover the origins of her powers. Menzel is best known for her theater work, most specifically for originating the roles of Maureen in Rent, and Elphaba in Wicked.
Kristen Bell as Anna: Kristen Bell voices Anna, Elsa's younger, more playful sister. The end of Frozen saw hints of a romance with Kristoff ahead. Like Menzel, Bell is known for her theater work, but is now more renowned for her lead role in Veronica Mars, as well as roles in Gossip Girl, Bad Moms, and The Boss, among others.
Jonathan Groff as Kristoff: Kristoff is the gruff yet lovable ice seller, who is exceptionally close to his reindeer, Sven. Groff is known for originating the role of Melchior in Spring Awakening on Broadway, as well as playing King George III in Hamilton. Recently, he became known for his leading role in Netflix's Mindhunter.
Josh Gad as Olaf: Olaf is the adorable snowman, created by Elsa. He adores summer and all it entails despite its danger to him. Like all the other main voice actors, Gad has a Broadway history, playing the role of Elder Cunningham in The Book Of Mormon, which earned him a Tony Award nomination. He also played the role of LeFou in Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast.
Returning Characters in Frozen 2
Santino Fontana as Hans: Hans was the surprising villain of Frozen; stealing Anna's heart in an attempt to take over Arendelle. He returns for Frozen 2. Fontana won a Tony Award for his portrayal of Michael Dorsey/ Dorothy Michaels in Tootsie on Broadway. He also plays Greg Serrano in My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
Alan Tudyk as The Duke of Wesselton: Alan Tudyk reprises his role as the Duke, as well as voicing a guard, a soldier, and a Northuldra leader. Tudyk is probably best-known for starring in Firefly; however, he's also appeared in films like DodgeBall, A Knight's Tale, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and many more.
Ciaran Hinds as Grand Pabbie: Ciaran Hinds returns as Grand Pabbie, leader of the Trolls first visited by Elsa and Anna as children in Frozen. Hinds has a long and versatile career, including starring in Game of Thrones, There Will Be Blood, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.
New Characters in Frozen 2
Evan Rachel Wood as Queen Iduna: Evan Rachel Wood voices Elsa and Anna's mother, played by Jennifer Lee in the first movie. The role is expanded in Frozen 2. Wood has been acting nearly all her life, with her most high profile roles being in True Blood, Mildred Pierce, and Westworld.
Alfred Molina as King Agnarr: King Agnarr is Elsa and Anna's father, and again, the role is expanded for Frozen 2. Alfred Molina has a vast list of accolades, including roles in Raiders of the Lost Ark, Spider-Man 2, and voice roles in Ralph Breaks the Internet and Monsters University.
Sterling K. Brown as Lieutenant Destin Mattias: A completely new character, Lieutenant Mattias is the leader of a group of soldiers trapped in the enchanted forest, visited by Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, and Olaf on their journey. Sterling K. Brown is best known for playing Randall Pearson in This is Us, Christopher Darden in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, and N'Jobu in Black Panther.
Martha Plimpton as Yelana: Martha Plimpton voices Yelana, leader of the Northuldra tribe, visited by Elsa as she tries to discover the origins of her powers. Plimpton has enjoyed a long career on Broadway, and is best known for playing Virginia Chance in the sitcom Raising Hope.
Jason Ritter as Ryder: Ryder is a member of the Northuldra tribe, and brother of Honeymaren. Jason Ritter is son of the late John Ritter, and is best known for the role of Mark Cyr in the TV series, Parenthood.
Rachel Matthews as Honeymaren: Honeymaren is Ryder's sister, and a member of the Northuldra tribe. She shares Kristoff's love of Reindeer. Matthews is still relatively unknown, but she has appeared in the TV series Looking For Alaska and played Sorority Leader Danielle in Happy Death Day and its sequel.
Jeremy Sisto as King Runeard: King Runeard is Anna and Elsa's grandfather, the former king of Arendelle. Sisto has a number of credits to his name, including Detective Cyrus Lupo in Law and Order and Jubal Valentine in FBI.