‘Frozen Fever’: Disney releases trailer for animated short film – watch

'Frozen Fever' will be shown before screenings of Disney's new live-action 'Cinderella' film

Disney has released the first trailer for its animated short film, Frozen Fever.

The seven-minute film is conceived as a mini-sequel to 2013’s Oscar-winning hit Frozen and follows Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel) and Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) as they plan a birthday party for Elsa (Kristen Bell). However, during preparations Elsa catches a cold, causing her magical blizzard-making powers to “wreak a little havoc”.

Frozen Fever will be shown in cinemas before screenings of Disney’s new live-action Cinderella, which opens in UK cinemas on March 27. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, the film stars Downton Abbey‘s Lily James as Cinderella and boasts a supporting cast that includes Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter and Game Of Thrones‘ Richard Madden.

Earlier this month (February) a US city issued an arrest warrant for Frozen‘s Elsa following a sustained spell of extreme cold weather.

Released in November 2013, Frozen went on to become the highest-grossing animated film of all time with global box office takings exceeding $1.274 billion (£820 million). It also won two Academy Awards: Best Animated Picture and Best Original Song for Let It Go.