‘Frozen’ coming to new books, Lego animated shorts

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Disney is letting "Frozen" go in new directions.

The company says Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven from the blockbuster 2013 animated film will appear in both new books from Random House and an animated short film series from the Lego Group.

The eight-book series "Frozen Northern Lights" will revolve around the characters attempting to restore the aurora borealis with a new troll protagonist named Little Rock.

The four shorts inspired by the books will feature the film's original voice actors as Lego versions of the characters.

Disney says ``Frozen Northern Lights'' is scheduled for release in July and the Lego shorts will air this fall on the Disney Channel.

The company previously announced plans for a ``Frozen'' movie sequel, Broadway show and several theme park attractions.