Frozen remains a phenomenon for Disney. The company recently announced that a new attraction featuring the film’s characters is being built in the Norway pavilion at Walt Disney’s World’s Epcot park. There is also a Frozen sequel in development but it’s not what it sounds like – the film’s story will continue in the form of an animated short film, which is coming out in just a couple months. Get your first look at images from the short after the break!
Frozen Fever is the name of the short which reunites the feature film’s main cast, including Anna and Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven, as well as the film’s directors, Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee. The story of the seven-minute short revolves around a birthday party that Elsa puts together for Anna, quite a development in character for the queen of Arendelle.
USA Today debuted several images from the short (seen above and below). The paper also interviewed the filmmakers, who provided a few more story bits:
The birthday plans go awry when the powerfully magic Elsa comes down with a cold on the big day.
“Elsa doesn’t get a cold in the usual way,” says Lee. “She’s special. Surprising things occur that wreak a little havoc.”
We are also reminded us that a brand new song was written just for the new story. Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the team behind the feature film’s songs, returned to write the new music. USA Today provides a warning for parents who have heard “Let It Go” 1800 times, stating that the “new song is catchy.”
Two more images from the short are below:
Frozen Fever debuts in theaters with Cinderella, playing before the feature film. It arrives in theaters on March 13th!