A new cold front is approaching in the form of “Frozen Fever,” a Disney animated short that will reunite the characters and creators of the blockbuster musical film “Frozen.”
Directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck and set for release in spring 2015, “Frozen Fever” will find the cryokinetic Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel) and the courageous mountain man Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) preparing a birthday celebration for spunky Princess Anna (Kristen Bell), though Elsa’s icy powers complicate matters a bit.
The short will feature a new song by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, who won the Oscar for best original song with “Let It Go.” “Frozen” producer Peter Del Vecho is also reprising his duties for the short.
For the legions of “Frozen” fans clamoring for a proper sequel, the short — and the slew of other recent “Frozen"-related projects — will have to tide them over for the time being. Del Vecho recently told TV Guide, “Right now, it’s too early for us to talk anything about [a sequel].”
“Frozen” has become a powerhouse for Disney since its release in November, grossing more than $1.27 billion at the worldwide box office, winning two Oscars, dominating the album charts via its soundtrack and spawning spinoffs including a Disney on Ice show, a Broadway adaptation and a Random House book series.
Disney has yet to reveal which feature film “Frozen Fever” will be attached to, although Kenneth Branagh’s live-action “Cinderella" would seem to be a candidate, given its March 13, 2015, release date.
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