If you're like me, then you've been licking your wounds over the fact that Idina Menzel backtracked on that Frozen sequel we were all getting excited about. I mean, I might have a tumultuous relationship with Disney sequels (as in, I think they should stop being made), but I love Frozen so much that I'm willing to take the risk since Disney did such a good job with the first one. However, the ultimate fate of a post-Frozen glimpse that isn't a Once Upon a Time Season 4 arc might not be as dead in the water as we thought. Apparently, a Frozen short will play before live-action Cinderella, which will give us all an extra reason to shell out the money to go and see that film.
Disney already revealed that Frozen Fever would be coming to us in 2015, but we had no idea when or how. The plot description of the short is as follows, "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." There's still no word yet on whether Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, or Josh Gad will be reprising their roles, but their characters, Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, and Olaf respectively, are all involved in the short.
Cinderella is scheduled to be released on March 13, 2015 — which now officially means that Frozen Fever is scheduled to be released on March 13, 2015. There are only three months and ten days separating us from a sequel short to Frozen, you guys.
So with such a short amount of time before Frozen Fever is in my life, I already have a few demands that I want Disney to meet — and not just the demand that the original voice actors all return for the short. I mean, I do want them all back since it's not Frozen if Anna doesn't sound like Veronica Mars, but as far as the actual plot goes then there are a few little details that Frozen Fever better not be lacking.
1. Elsa and Kristoff Bonding Time
She might have given him a title at the end of Frozen, but Elsa and Kristoff never even spoke to each other in the Frozen film. Once Upon a Time did wonders to correct that by giving us many scenes that showed the deepening bond between older sister and soon-to-be brother-in-law, but I'd like it in the actual animated canon, please and thank you. We all know Kristoff and Anna will get married eventually; she needs the two most important people in her life to get along.
2. Elsa and Olaf Have an Adventure
Despite the fact that she's the one who built Olaf (twice), Elsa also doesn't get much interaction with the snowman in the movie. I know she was purposefully trying to keep herself isolated, but that doesn't change the fact that the most interaction Elsa has with someone who isn't Anna is with Hans. I think it's about time Elsa finally gets to build a snowman — or at least finally gets to hang out with one.
3. A Surprise Appearance From Prince Hans
He might have been evil as hell, but is anyone else hoping that that wasn't the last we'll see of the Prince of the Southern Sideburns? I mean, of the Southern Isles? I'm pretty sure his brothers didn't kill him, so making his way back to Arendelle to ruin Anna's party would be a pretty smooth move.
4. Elsa and Anna Together Most of the Time
Frozen might have been about Anna and Elsa, but the two actually spend most of the movie apart — either because Elsa has locked Anna out of her room or because Elsa has locked Anna out of her ice palace. The scenes in which the two sisters are together and talking to each other are actually pretty low, so can they spend most of Frozen Fever in each other's back pockets, please?
5. Cameos From Rapunzel and Eugene
Rapunzel and Flynn (a.k.a. Eugene) made a surprise cameo appearance at Elsa's coronation, which has led the Internet to widely speculate that she may be related to the royal family. Can they make a surprise cameo that Anna's birthday party as well? Throw the fans a bone, here. Rapunzel could totally be their long lost cousin.
6. An Announcement That Frozen 2 Is Coming