After the runaway success of “Frozen”, it would have been foolish Disney to just let it go (pun intended). With a sequel already in the pipeline, Disney has whetted the appetite of its fanbase with “Frozen Fever” – a cinematic short which is premiering prior to screenings of “Cinderella”.
Taking place shortly after the events of the film, Frozen Fever follows Elsa (Idina Menzel) is looking to throw the perfect surprise party for her sister Anna (Kristen Bell) with the help of Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), Sven and Olaf (Josh Gad).
However, she catches a cold, causing her to unknowingly produce groups of small, adorable snowmen (Snowgies), who proceed to wreak havoc with the birthday party decorations.
The cinematic short is everything you would expect from Disney: it’s charming, it’s silly, it’s bursting with colour and it’s a whole lot of fun. Not to mention that it’s brimming with references to the blockbuster film (such as Sven getting his tongue caught on ice and Anna eating a sandwich) and some familiar faces also make an appearance.
Ever since the release of Frozen in 2013, no fancy dress party has been the same, and it looks as if the fascination with the sisters’ dresses is going to continue after Frozen Fever. Anna wears a blue and green summer outfit that reflects her personality, while Elsa dons a green dress embroidered with pink flowers.
Likewise, just as you’d finally got “Let It Go” out of your head, Frozen Fever features “Making Today a Perfect Day” – a catchy new song from Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.
Despite taking up the majority of the seven minute running time, the track doesn’t have the same instant appeal as the likes of “Let It Go” and “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?”, although it’s bright and cheerful and you’ll still be humming it long after you’ve left the cinema.