Just two Christmases ago, I went and saw Disney’s latest animated offering. I fell in love, downloaded the soundtrack, played it in my car for the daily commute to work, and everything was right with the world. Then a few months later, the rest of the world clocked on and every man and his dog had watched Frozen. You couldn’t move without seeing some merchandise somewhere, and YouTube was full of cute kids singing Let It Go in the car.
I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who started to hate Frozen. My local Disney store had signs up informing customers they were only permitted to buy up to 2 items that were from Frozen, the film was that popular.
Over the Easter Bank Holiday, I went to see Cinderella with a friend, and of course, the Disney Short before the film was Frozen Fever. I was a little scared, but at 8 minutes long, the pain wouldn’t be too unbearable.
The story of the short is that it’s Anna’s birthday, and Elsa wants to make her special day perfect, despite the rotten cold she has. Christoph and Sven are in charge of making sure nothing goes wrong, while Olaf is trying his hardest not to eat the ice cream cake. You know that moment in Disney films, where you think ‘I can feel a song coming on...’ Yep, there it was!
And I loved it. It reminded me of all the charm that the original film had, the subtle ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ humour, and it was just perfect. We even got a glimpse of Hans, the evil buggar. Elsa’s sneezes somehow created little baby snowmen, that Olaf aptly started naming after all things cold and frosty, oh and William. Um, hands up, does anyone else want to go to the Disney store to buy a William?