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

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 Anim
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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.

Who's+excited+for+#FrozenFever+next+Spring!

—+Josh+Gad+(@joshgad)+September+3,+2014+

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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