We’re less than a month out until Disney’s new live-action Cinderella hits theaters, which also means the world will be returning to the small little Norwegian Kingdom of Arendelle. What they import and export is beyond me, but what we do know is that in Frozen Fever everyone will be celebrating Princess Anna’s (Kristen Bell) birthday. A new trailer has surfaced only weeks before its debut, and you can watch it after the break.
Other than Olaf (Josh Gad) looking more annoying than ever, Frozen Fever looks like it could be enjoyable. Directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee gave us our first look earlier this month, but I am particularly interested in this short mainly because we finally get to see Elsa (Idina Menzel) having fun with her powers and interacting with real characters. In Frozen, all the Ice Queen did was sulk in her room as a teenager, sing to herself on a snowy mountain top, and sit in a prison cell. A pretty exciting through line for the most conflicted character if I do say so myself. But this time, all bets are off damn it.
In this trailer we find the Queen scolding her snowman offspring, directing a children’s choir, singing in a clock tower, and doing all sorts of errands to prepare for Anna’s birthday. Doesn’t she have loyal subjects to do her bidding? Nonetheless, it’s cute and Anna can be seen gripping tight to her sandwiches – but who is there to finish them? And why does Olaf find the need to want to eat cake? He doesn’t have taste buds, right?
So many questions, to which we’ll find the answer for soon enough.
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Here’s a brief synopsis for Frozen Fever ala Walt Disney Studios:
“In Frozen Fever, it’s Anna’s birthday and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever, but when Elsa catches a cold, her powers may put more than just the party at risk.”
Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, Frozen Fever stars the voices of Kristen Bell as Anna, Indina Menzel as Elsa, Jonathan Groff as Kristoff, and Josh Gad as Olaf. This little short will be played in front of the live-action Cinderella, directed by Kenneth Branagh, on March 13, 2015.