New short ‘Frozen Fever’ to open in theaters in front of live-action ‘Cinderella’ on March 13, 2015.
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ all-new short Frozen Fever, which welcomes Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf back to the big screen, will open in theaters on March 13, 2015, in front of Disney’s Cinderella, a live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale.
Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, and produced by Peter Del Vecho and Aimee Scribner, with an all-new original song by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Frozen Fever marks the first project reuniting the Oscar-winning original team from Disney’s Frozen.
In Frozen Fever, it's Anna's birthday and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever, but Elsa's icy powers may put more than just the party at risk.
Frozen won two Academy Awards for best animated film and best original song, and a Golden Globe award for best animated feature film. It is the fifth highest grossing film of all time and the highest grossing animated film earning more than $1.27 billion globally. Released wide domestically on November 27, 2013, Frozen posted the number-one industry all-time Thanksgiving debut and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ biggest opening ever. The film’s February 25 digital debut was the biggest digital release (sell-through) ever; its Blu-ray/DVD release on March 18 was number one on the Nielsen overall disc charts for eight nonconsecutive weeks.
The Frozen soundtrack is the top-selling album of 2014 to date and spent 33 weeks in the top five on the Billboard 200 chart, including 13 weeks at number one. It is certified triple Platinum, selling more than 3.6 million units. The “Let It Go” film clip from Frozen has been viewed over 370 million times on YouTube. Topping the National Retail Federation's Hot Holiday Toys survey, Frozen product popularity continues to soar: more than 3 million role-play dresses have been sold in North America alone, the “Disney Karaoke: Frozen” app reached number one on the iPad Entertainment Downloads category in more than 100 countries, and Random House’s “Frozen: The Junior Novelization” has been on the New York Times best sellers list for 41 weeks.
A live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale, Cinderella brings to life the timeless images from Disney’s 1950 animated masterpiece as fully-realized characters in a visually-dazzling spectacle for a whole new generation. The film stars Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, Stellan Skarsgård, Holliday Grainger, Derek Jacobi and Helena Bonham Carter. Directed by Kenneth Branagh from a screenplay by Chris Weitz, Cinderella is produced by Simon Kinberg, Allison Shearmur and David Barron.