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Fresh 'Frozen': New short to cast icy spell on theaters in 2015

Sep. 3, 2014 at 8:51 AM ET

"Frozen"
Walt Disney Pictures
Snow big deal: Elsa is back and ready to party.

The "Frozen" craze may have cooled a bit since the animated flick broke box-office records earlier this year, but Walt Disney Animation Studios is not ready to let it go, Variety reports.

A new short featuring the blockbuster's characters will debut in theaters in spring 2015 — along with a brand-new song, the studio revealed Tuesday night in the ABC special "The Story of Frozen: Making an Animated Classic."

"Frozen Fever" will focus on Elsa and Kristoff's attempts to give Anna the best party ever, but Elsa's problematic powers cast a chill over the proceedings. As for Olaf, never fear: The goofy snowman has scored an invite.

None of the actors who gave voice to the key characters — Kristen Bell (Anna), Idina Menzel (Elsa), Jonathan Groff (Kristoff) and Josh Gad (Olaf) — are slated to reprise those roles right now, but a tweet from Gad suggests he'll be watching, at least.

The short reunites directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, producer Peter Del Vecho, and songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez for the first time since they were all honored with Oscars in March. 

"Frozen" has grossed over $1.3 billion worldwide since it was released in late 2013.

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