There have been many questions as to what Disney Animation would do with the Frozen property following the sensation that the film has become. From merchandise, to character meet and greets at Disney Parks, to even a Disney on Ice show centered around the Frozen characters and music, the popularity only seems to be soaring higher these days. Today, Disney announced that Frozen will return in a brand new short, debuting next year! Find more details after the break.
During tonight’s broadcast of The Story of Frozen: Making an Animated Classic, Disney shared the news that Frozen Fever, a new short with a new original song written by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, is currently in development. Reuniting the creative team that helped to make the feature film, Jennefer Lee and Chris Buck have returned to the director’s chair, while Peter del Vecho is once again producing.
The story synopsis for Frozen Fever provided by Disney reads:
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.
Disney Animation seems to be taking a page out of Pixar’s handbook, as we have many several Toy Story and Cars shorts in recent years. Given that John Lasseter is Chief Creative Officer of both studios, that is no surprise. We have rarely seen a full-blown sequel to a Disney Animation film released in theaters, and while that does not mean we will never get a Frozen 2, a short film is a happy medium for now. With the release date still months away, we will have to wait for further details and a first look at the short.
Frozen Fever debuts Spring 2015!