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In Frozen Fever, Elsa’s cold gives the audience a fuzzy feeling thanks in part to a warm, animated score by Frozen film composer Christophe Beck.
The new short from Frozen directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee — screening before Cinderella showings — reunites the Frozen heroine with Anna, Olaf, Sven and the rest of the crew on the big screen just months after the Oscar-winning film’s ending, when it’s time to celebrate Anna’s birthday. Plans for the celebration are going well until Elsa starts to sneeze, which, due to her icy powers, puts the party at risk.
Along with the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad and Jonathan Groff, fans will recognize Beck’s score as he again “used indigenous Scandinavian instruments, to give people a sense of time and place that felt new and unique to Frozen, but with a more traditional symphonic backbone providing that classic Disney feeling,” he explains. In the short, his quirky measures bookend a new birthday-themed song by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez called “Making Today a Perfect Day,” as Anna’s loved ones strive to do onscreen.
“I made a conscious effort to have the score for Frozen Fever evoke the spirit of the feature film — in fact, the first few bars reprise one of the themes from Frozen,” says Beck, whose upcoming projects include Marvel’s Ant-Man and the adaptation of Charles Schultz’s comic strip Peanuts. “From then on, though, I introduce new material, but it never strays far from its musical ancestor.”
Preview two minutes of Frozen Fever music below before the film’s March 13 debut.
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