Warm up those Frozen vocal cords: Disney has announced that the hit animated musical, still sitting near the top of box-office charts more than two months after its release, is coming to theaters in a sing-along version, starting Jan. 31. And yes, the bouncing snowflake thing is literal.
According to Deadline, the studio was encouraged by fan response to the soundtrack (particularly the gazillion YouTube videos of people singing their favorite songs). Frozen‘s big number “Let It Go” is nominated for an Oscar — as is the movie, for best animated feature — and that can’t hurt either.
This latest news is just one more step in the Nordic phenom’s path to complete cultural domination: Broadway plans for Frozen were announced earlier this month.
Truly musically inclined Frozen devotees will also note that the sing-along version is the movie with lyrics and the aforementioned snowflake added, which means it won’t include the deep cuts.
The movie’s deluxe soundtrack includes plenty of outtakes and demos, with songwriters Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez talking about the tracks that didn’t make the cut for the movie. (Hypable has pulled them all together.) The extra commentary will prove useful at any Frozen-only pub trivia night — which, let’s be honest, can’t be too far off at this rate.
For example, here’s one that comes with spoilers for the film’s resolution: