‘Frozen Fever’ Short to Play before ‘Cinderella’ in Theaters; New ‘Cinderella’ Character Posters

'Cinderella' Teaser Poster

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ today confirmed that its 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.

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‘Frozen Fever’ Book Scheduled for March; Short in April?

'Frozen' on Disney Blu-rayWhen the all new Frozen short, ‘Frozen Fever,’ was announced at the tail end of the tail end of the television special, ‘The Story of Frozen: Making An Animated Classic,’ speculation ran rampant that it would be attached to Disney’s live action Cinderella despite only being told it would arrive in ‘spring 2015.’ It was always our assertion that not only this would not be the case, but it hinted at a still possible home video release of a 3D Blu-ray for Frozen which we originally anticipated for this month (prior to the Sing-Along edition announced for November). While we were put on blast for being the site that cried wolf, new evidence points to this possibility.

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WATCH: ‘Art of Evil’ Bonus Clip from ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Diamond Edition

'Sleeping Beauty: Diamond Edition' on Blu-rayIn honor of the upcoming release of Sleeping Beauty: Diamond Edition on Blu-ray, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on October 7, 2014, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has shared a clip from one of the bonus features, ‘Art of Evil: Generations Of Disney Villains,’ which focuses on the art by Marc Davis behind Cruella de Vil and Maleficent as told by his widow Alice Estes Davis, legendary animator Andreas Deja and Lino DiSalvo, Animation Director of Frozen. You can find the clip embedded below.

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WATCH: ‘@DisneyAnimation: Artists in Motion’ Bonus from ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Diamond Edition

'Sleeping Beauty: Diamond Edition' on Blu-rayIn honor of the upcoming release of Sleeping Beauty: Diamond Edition on Blu-ray, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on October 7, 2014, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has shared one of the bonus features, the ‘@DisneyAnimation: Artists in Motion,’ which features animator Brittney Lee creating a 3D paper sculpture of Maleficent. You can find the clip embedded below.

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WATCH: ‘The Curse is Fulfilled’ Deleted Scene from ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Diamond Edition

'Sleeping Beauty: Diamond Edition' on Blu-rayIn honor of the upcoming release of Sleeping Beauty: Diamond Edition on Blu-ray, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on October 7, 2014, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has shared one of the bonus features, the ‘Arrival of Maleficent’ alternate clip as shown in animatics. You can find the clip embedded below.

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WATCH: ‘Arrival of Maleficent’ Alternate Scene from ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Diamond Edition

'Sleeping Beauty: Diamond Edition' on Blu-rayIn honor of the upcoming release of Sleeping Beauty: Diamond Edition on Blu-ray, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on October 7, 2014, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has shared one of the bonus features, the ‘Arrival of Maleficent’ alternate clip as shown in animatics. You can find the clip embedded below.

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‘Frozen’ New Animated Short, ‘Frozen Fever’ on Horizon

(ABC/Ron Tom) JENNIFER LEE, CHRIS BUCKDuring tonight’s primetime special, ‘The Story of Frozen: Making An Animated Classic,’ the Walt Disney Company outlined future plans for the franchise, confirming some long withstanding rumors as well as brand new information on how the company plans on building on the successes of the wildly popular film, in addition to the already confirmed Broadway musical production, Disney On Ice’s Frozen on Ice and the upcoming book series from Random House.

 

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REVIEW: ‘The Story of Frozen: Making An Animated Classic’

(ABC/Ron Tom) JENNIFER LEE, CHRIS BUCKLater tonight, at 8:00 pm ET/PT, the ABC television network will air ‘The Story of Frozen: Making an Animated Classic,’ an hour-long special that promises to go behind-the-scenes of what Disney refers to as the most successful animated film at all time.

ABC has provided us with a screener of the television special and we are pleased to report that it was (for the most part) an absolute joy to watch from start to finish. Narrated by Josh Gad (voice of Olaf), the special incorporates interviews with stars Kristen Bell (Anna), Idina Menzel (Elsa) and Jonathan Goff (Kristoff/’Sven’) along with co-directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, character lead animators Becky Bresee (Anna), Wayne Unten (Elsa), Hyrum Osmond (Olaf), Brittney Lee, producer Peter Del Vecho and John Lasseter.

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WATCH: ‘The Story of Frozen’ Clip, ‘Voices of Young Anna & Elsa’

(ABC/Ron Tom) JENNIFER LEE, CHRIS BUCKIn our recent review of the ABC television special, ‘The Story of Frozen: Making an Animated Classic,’ we noted that some of the new behind-the-scenes footage included the daughter of Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Katie, and the daughter of writer/co-director Jennifer Lee, Aggie, performing the singing voice of Anna alongside Kristen Bell in ‘Do You Want to Build a Snowman?’

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‘The Story of Frozen: Making An Animated Classic’ ABC Special Premieres September 2

(ABC/Ron Tom) JENNIFER LEE, CHRIS BUCKABC has announced it will air an hour-long special titled ‘The Story of Frozen: Making an Animated Classic’ which will premiere on the ABC television network on September 2, 2014 at 8:00 pm ET/PT. The special promises to share the behind-the-scenes secrets in producing Frozen, the biggest animated film of all time. Viewers will get a rare look inside Walt Disney Animation Studios and unprecedented access to the creative team that brought Frozen to life. Throughout the one-hour special, the audience will hear from Frozen stars Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, the directors, songwriters, producer and artists and chief creative officer John Lasseter — the team who dreamed of making a cherished Hans Christian Andersen story into a big screen animated musical.  Viewers will take a journey to the beautiful Norwegian villages and landscapes that inspired the look of Arendelle — the fictional kingdom — and see images and footage from the research trips to Norway, Quebec and points beyond that helped create the film’s unforgettable look and feel.

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