If you’re still looking for a reason to venture out to Disney and Kenneth Branagah’s Cinderella next month, you might benefit from a reminder that the short film screening in front of it will be Disney’s Frozen Fever.
The 7-minute short brings back the original cast and crew from the first film, which grossed more than $1.2bn. around the world when it landed back in late 2013.
Talk of a sequel has been surprisingly quiet, so it will be interesting to see how things progress from here. The studio knows there’d be a massive response if they came up with the right story, so it’s just a question of finding that right tale to tell.
Until then, co-directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee say that the Frozen Fever short sequel will give fans an opportunity to see a completely different side to Elsa than the original feature. Speaking to USA Today, Buck says,
“It’s another side of Elsa the audience hasn’t seen before and we hadn’t really played with in the original feature.”
And revealing a little about the story, Lee adds that the party doesn’t quite go to plan when Elsa comes down with a cold on the day.
“Elsa doesn’t get a cold in the usual way. She’s special. Surprising things occur that wreak a little havoc.”
Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel return to lead the voice cast as Princesses Anna and Elsa, with Josh Gad and Jonathan Groff back as Olaf the Snowman and Kristoff as well.
And Gad promises that the film will feature a very catchy new song, written by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the Oscar-winning duo behind the original’s Let It Go.
“If history is any indicator, kids will go nuts,” says Gad.
Frozen Fever will be attached to screenings of Cinderella, which will be released in the US on March 13th and in the UK on March 27th.