Disney Defrosts New ‘Frozen’ Short for 2015
Walt Disney Animation Studios reveals their plan for a “Frozen” short film to debut in spring. Read on to learn more about this scoop.
According to Deadline, the planned 2015 spring short will feature famous frozen characters Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf with a brand-new song by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, who wrote the Oscar-winning “Frozen” hit “Let It Go.” Entitled “Frozen Fever,” the short is about Anna’s birthday, and Kristoff and Elsa would like to give her the best birthday ever. But Elsa’s powers might put everyone at risk. The “Frozen” spin-off was announced last night at “The Story of Frozen: Making an Animated Classic” on ABC. “Frozen Fever” will be directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck.
“Frozen” is a 20133D computer-animated musical fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 53rd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Snow Queen.”
It follows the story of a fearless princess, Anna, who sets off on an epic journey alongside a rugged iceman, Kristoff, his loyal pet reindeer, Sven, and a hapless snowman named Olaf, to find her estranged sister and current queen of Arendelle, Elsa, whose icy powers have inadvertently trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.
“Frozen” features the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad and Santino Fontana. The screenplay was penned by Jennifer Lee, and served as a co-director with Chris Buck. Christophe Beck composed the film’s orchestral score, while husband-and-wife songwriting team Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez penned the songs.
“Frozen” met strong positive reviews from critics and audiences, making it the best Disney-animated feature film and musical. The film was also a commercial success, grossing over $1.2 billion in worldwide box office revenue, $400 million in the United States and Canada and $247 million in Japan. It ranked the highest-grossing animated film of all time, the fifth highest-grossing film of all time, the highest-grossing film of 2013 and the third highest-grossing film in Japan.
“Frozen” won two Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song for “Let It Go,” a Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film, a BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film and two Critics’ Choice Awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song.
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