To celebrate Frozen Fever, let’s take a
look at 15 things you probably didn’t know about Disney’s Frozen Fever, the short sequel
to Frozen. The enormous success of Frozen overwhelmed
directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck and made them nervous about returning to make
this mini movie because they knew just how much people care about Frozen’s characters. When the filmmakers started thinking of stories
to tell in a Frozen-themed short film, many of their early ideas focused on everyone’s
favourite snowman, Olaf! However, they soon decided to turn their attention
to Elsa and Anna instead. And it was head story artist Marc Smith who
came up with the concept of Elsa having a cold! Originally, the filmmakers’ idea for the
short was to have Elsa’s cold causing lots of havoc in Arendelle.
But then they decided to make the situation more humorous and show a more fun side to
Elsa. Frozen Fever takes place a few months after
the last time we saw Elsa and the gang in Frozen. And now it’s Anna’s 19th birthday! In Frozen Fever, Elsa leads Anna on a scavenger
hunt for her birthday gifts which are connected with a long piece of coloured string and left
in various parts of their home and Arendelle. The inspiration for that part of the story
came from Frozen Fever director Chris Buck’s own life.
One Easter, he gave each of his sons a different colour string and they had to follow their
own string through the house to find their Easter basket! Anna and Elsa’s roles are reversed in Frozen
Fever. In Frozen we saw Anna try to wake up her sister
Elsa so they could spend time together and build a snowman.
But, in Frozen Fever, it’s Elsa who tries to wake Anna up so they can celebrate Anna’s
birthday! According to Frozen Fever’s directors, the
inspiration for the family portrait seen in the film’s castle was the website AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com. The little snowmen or snow-babies that Elsa
creates whenever she sneezes are called Snowgies – so I guess they’re like bogeys made
out of snow! Frozen’s art director playfully said that
when Elsa creates her dress during the song Let It Go, the design of her new costume isn’t
properly highlighted because of the way the camera looks down on Elsa from above.
So, for Frozen Fever, the filmmakers made sure we get a really good look at Elsa’s
emerald green dress by filming in front of her, rather than from above! After stores sold out so quickly of Elsa and
Anna’s Frozen dresses, the filmmakers didn’t want that to happen again with Frozen Fever!
So, they made sure the design of the sisters’ clothes was fixed early on in the animation
process. Frozen Fever was first shown in front of Disney’s
new live-action Cinderella. And Cinderella just happens to be the very
first Disney film that Frozen Fever director Jennifer Lee saw when she was little girl. Frozen Fever features a brand new, original
song called Making Today A Perfect Day. It was written especially for the short film
by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the husband-and-wife song-writing team behind
Frozen’s mega hits. They wanted the song’s sunny feel to contrast
with the fact Elsa has caught a cold. There’s a lovely lyrical Easter Egg in the
new short, which we hear after Anna expresses her concern that Elsa has a cold.
Elsa tells her sister not to worry as she says, “a cold never bothered me anyway”.
The original line in Frozen is “the cold never bothered me anyway.”
According to director Chris Buck, the idea for this Easter Egg came about because quite
a few kids confuse “a” and “the” in that line from the monster hit Let It Go. Frozen Fever is the second short sequel that
Walt Disney Animation Studios have made to one of their animated features.
The first was Tangled Ever After, which was a short sequel to the animated feature film,
Tangled. To render their mini-movie, Frozen Fever’s
animators used the Hyperion software that the tech team at Walt Disney Animation Studios
created for Big Hero 6. Well there you have it, 15 things you probably
didn’t know about Frozen Fever! If you’re a fan of Disney, check out my
video on 15 Things You Didn’t Know About Big Hero 6, and 25 Things You Didn’t Know
About the new live-action Cinderella! And let me know in the comments below, who’s
your favourite character in Frozen? And what’s your favourite animated Disney
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