Disney have announced a follow-up film to their billion dollar smash-hit Frozen - just not in the form of a feature. No, next year, Walt Disney Animation Studios will release Frozen Fever (an apt term to describe the time since the film's release, actually...) an all new short film, in a similar fashion to the Tangled Ever After short the studio released in 2012.
Given Disney went this route with Tangled, and given that Frozen was many times greater a box office success for the studio than that film, it's no surprise that the Mouse House would greenlight this. And it's great to see Walt Disney Animation Studios continue to fight the trend of releasing sequels to their successful films,
Frozen Fever will premiere in spring 2015 and features the returning voice cast of the feature film, and a brand new song, again written by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez! Directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee and producer Peter Del Vecho will also be returning. We've no details on in what capacity the short will be released (although it being on the Big Hero 6 Blu-ray would make sense), but we do have a brief synopsis:
"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."
Well, we here at A113Animation absolutely loved Frozen, so we're extremely excited about this! What do you lot think?
Via Disney Insider