'Frozen 2' & 'The Lion King' Get 2019 Release Dates

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Elsa in the 2013 Disney film Frozen

It's official: Frozen 2 and the live-action The Lion King will hit theaters in 2019.

Disney announced release dates for both movies Tuesday (April 25), with The Lion King coming July 19, 2019, and Frozen prepped for November 27, 2019.

Disney Animation took to Twitter to reveal the date for Frozen's second installation. While fans of the winter-themed phenomenon may feel like there's an eternity before the second movie, the 2019 release date marks a special anniversary: It's exactly six years after the original was released.

The studio didn't reveal any more details about either film in the announcement, but fans of both franchises aren't completely left in the dark for now. It has already been revealed that Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell and Josh Gad will return for the Frozen sequel as the voices as Elsa, Anna and Olaf, respectively. As for The Lion King, Donald Glover has been named as the voice of Simba and James Earl Jones is reprising his role as the voice of Mufasa.

Check out other Disney release dates here.


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