‘Frozen’ Short Film ‘Frozen Fever’ Arriving in Spring 2015

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Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 2013 theatrical release, Frozen, has now grossed nearly $1.3 billion worldwide in theaters. The Mouse House has already crossed over select characters from the movie on the ABC live-action series Once Upon a Time, but a full-length movie sequel to the 3D musical fairy tale isn’t currently in the works (officially, anyway)… though a short film followup is.

Disney announced development on a Frozen Broadway stage musical near the beginning of 2014, but this is the first confirmation we’ve gotten about the property being continued in some form on the big screen. Walt Disney Animation Studios has revealed, via a press release, that an animated short titled “Frozen Fever” is currently being put together, under the supervision of Oscar-winning Frozen screenwriter and co-director Jennifer Lee, along with her Frozen co-helmsman Chris Buck.

Frozen‘s Oscar-winning songwriting husband and wife duo, Kirsten Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, have written a new original song that will be featured in “Frozen Fever”. Frozen voice actors Kristen Bell (Anna), Idina Menzel (Elsa), Jonathan Groff (Kristoff) and Josh Gad (Olaf) are expected to reprise their respective Frozen roles in the developing short – officially summarized as follows.

In “Frozen Fever,” it’s Anna’s birthday and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever, but Elsa’s icy powers may put more than just the party at risk.

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There’ve been rumblings about Pixar making Toy Story 4 over the last few years, but thus far the animation studio has instead stuck to release short films set in the Toy Story universe – allowing the studio to both keep that specific brand alive and offer new imaginative stories featuring the beloved Toy Story characters. That is, without also having to deal with the expectations and/or potential blowback that a full-length movie could prompt (and having fewer creative restrictions to overcome, most likely).

Point being, it seems that Disney is taking a similar approach to the Frozen property for now – which, frankly, sounds like a better idea than pressing ahead with Frozen 2. “Frozen Fever” is also being planned for a Spring 2015 release, which indicates that it could be attached to prints of director Kenneth Branagh’s live-action Cinderella - a fitting choice to launch what sounds like it could be a fun new adventure in the world of Frozen.

We’ll continue to keep you posted on Frozen-related news in the future.

Source: Walt Disney Animation Studios

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  1. The name of the short is “Frozen Fever”, right? Well…

    “Walt Disney Animation Studios has revealed, via a press release, that an animated short titled “Frozen Forever” is currently being put together, under the supervision of Oscar-winning Frozen screenwriter and co-director Jennifer Lee, along with her Frozen co-helmsman Chris Buck.”

    I’m pretty sure this needs to be corrected.

    • Yeah, sorry about that, my bad. For some reason I got stuck on the title “Frozen Forever” when I was writing this.

      Anyway, it’s been corrected, so we’re good. :-)

      • Totally understandable. “Frozen Forever” is just as valid of a title as “Frozen Fever”.

        Aside from that, this is probably the way for Disney to go. It’s gonna take ‘em years to pull together an entirely new film, and by that point, the hype will have died down. Or, they can keep the hype up with a bunch of different shorts, getting them out sooner than later and simply continuing the story that way. Seems like the right way to go.

        • So is Batman gonna show up in Frozen Forever? :D

  2. Frozen is overrated.

    I’m just waiting to hear that for the billionth time.

    • The film has been in the lime light for a long time. And with that time in the public eye, it also had the time to be torn down by bitter internet trolls. Is being overrated a bad thing? No, it means that it’s popular. And some people simply can’t stand that because of their personal issues with the film.

      • To me sports are overrated.

    • Agreed! All hail Art! Praise King Art!

  3. I know I sound like a jerk for not liking this movie but I just don’t. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad movie but I just don’t see what is so great about it. I knew that the handsome dude was a bad guy and that the secret “love” magic would come from her sister. It threw other people off and that’s great but why is it making parents name their kids after these characters?

    • That’s how I fee. I enjoyed the movie but I don’t see why it’s so popular…

      • Thats how I feel*

        • It’s probably because we’re both DC fans. LOL

          • Is DC another Disney movie?

    • I call shenanigans on knowing the pretty guy was the bad guy. There was at least one scene that STRONGLY indicated his infatuation with Anna was sincere unless your theory includes him knowing there is an audience and he was “performing” to trick us.

      If you still thought he was the bad guy after that, you were just assuming the movie lied to us (it did) or you were oblivious to what the movie was actually saying about him and got lucky based on a blind conclusion.

      • @ Alf

        Interesting observation. A guy shows up to an elaborate ceremony and “falls in love” with a woman he just met because they can sing a song together. The guy was taking advantage of a young, naive and ambitious young girl who hadn’t dealt with men because she’s stuck in her castle. I’m not saying he wasn’t a convincing liar, but I knew the moment they told the sister about the wedding. I had been watching a lot of Sherlock though, so that may have had a toll on my conclusions.

  4. Good to know that disney has some restraint and isnt rushing for frozen 2. What would frozen 2 be about anyway?

  5. I read somewhere that the “Let it go” song is about young ladies losing their virginity.

    Yea man, the Frozen hype is ridiculous. If Pixar made Frozen it wouldn’t be this big a deal.

    Im a Brave fan anyway.

  6. History repeats itself;

    Tangled was great, everyone wanted a sequel, instead we got a short film and it fell iff the edge of the earth, now Frozen is doing the same thing.

    I don’t care how much people say it’s overrated I want a Frozen 2.

    • Eh…Tangled didn’t make 1.2 billion, didn’t win Disney 2 Oscars, and has never become a cultural phenomenon. I think we just might get a sequel, but for now, this is the best we can hope for. Anyways, animated films can take anywhere from 2 to 5 years to go through production, so don’t hold your breath.

  7. I saw Frozen last week for the first time. I liked it but I am not sure why it has made so much more money than say a film like Tangled.

    I guess I was expecting some secret to the films success to be revealed.

  8. blah

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