It's been well over a year since the release of Disney's animated film Frozen, and yet it still heavily exists in the pop culture ether. From its catchy songs to its memorable characters, Frozen's continuing success seems to cement the new renaissance of Walt Disney Animation Studios. It's only natural that audiences would want a sequel, right? That's still potentially on the table, but what we have here is Frozen Fever, an animated short set to air in front of Disney's upcoming live action film, Cinderella. And now that short has a trailer! If you haven't seen it yet, be sure to check it out above.
Frozen Fever looks to be a lighthearted romp centering around a surprise party for Anna. The short brings back all your favorite characters, including Kristoff, Sven, Olaf, Elsa, and of course, Anna. The trailer also teases at least one original song for the short, which Screen Rant notes is to be from Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, the same duo who made the songs for the Frozen movie. Also back in the director's chair for the short are Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, who both co-directed the Oscar-winning original. This strategy on Disney's part will no-doubt get a lot of butts in seats to see Cinderella, and given the performance, may (hopefully) even lead to an actual sequel to the ever-popular Frozen.
While there have been rumors of a Frozen sequel--namely a "confirmation" from Idina Menzel that it's in development--nothing's been officially confirmed, but Disney CEO Bob Iger made it clear that Frozen will be around in quite the capacity, Variety reported last year.
"There's a lot of active development. You will see Frozen in more places than you see today. … This has real franchise potential. We expect to see not just new product but continued interest in this and continued impact on the bottom line for quite awhile. Its success speaks volumes on the future of animation at our company."From the sound of it, Frozen Fever is only one of the many pieces in Disney's proverbial Frozen pie, that includes the Broadway play, video games, toys, and the like. From the get-go, Disney knew the potential, so hopefully their love for the franchise will soon come in the form of a great sequel for the movie.
What are your guys's thoughts on the trailer for the short? Will you be in theaters for Cinderella to see Frozen Fever, or did the original film give you enough already? Also, would you be opposed to a feature-length Frozen sequel?