Just as we’ve all stopped humming (or, alternatively, been subjected to) Frozen’s addicting jingle Let it Go, Disney has announced that the loveable animated cast from last year’s smash hit — including Elsa, Anna and yes, even Olaf — will return in spring 2015 for the animated short, Frozen Fever.
Set shortly after the events of the first film, Frozen Fever will centre around Kristoff and Elsa as they try to stage a lavish celebration for Anna’s birthday. Of course, with Elsa still struggling to harness and control her mystical ice powers, things don’t exactly go as planned in the kingdom of Arendelle.
Early reports have also suggested that this animated sequel-cum-spin-off will be screened in cinemas alongside Kenneth Brannagh’s live-action rendition of Disney’s Cinderella, though the company is yet to openly confirm if this is accurate.
Either way, Frozen Fever will indeed feature a new original song from Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez — the musically astute duo behind Let it Go. Moreover, it’s understood that directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee will oversee the next chapter in Elsa and Anna’s story.
At this stage, Disney currently has “no plans” for a full-length follow-up to last year’s Frozen — which has since went on to become the highest grossing animated film of all time. That said, Frozen Fever could well be the company’s means of testing the franchise potential at the center of this most beloved IP, we’ll just have to wait until Spring 2015 to see if it can capture and indeed continue the heart-warming magic from the original.