Oscars enlist "Frozen" songwriters to pen new Neil Patrick Harris musical number

Honorees Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez attend the TIME 100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 29, 2014, in New York.

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When it comes to "Frozen," it seems the Oscars can't "Let it Go" just yet.

The Academy announced Tuesday morning that "Frozen" songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez to write an original musical number that will be performed during the telecast by host Neil Patrick Harris.

Titled "Moving Pictures," the number is being described as a "multimedia, musical sequence."

"We love the Oscars and have always been huge Neil Patrick Harris fans, so when he asked us to write him a song for this year's show we said, 'Yes!' before he could finish the sentence -- it's possible he may have been asking us for something else," the songwriting duo said. "We are having so much fun collaborating, and have even enjoyed weaving our experience as Oscar nominees into the song."

"On the heels of the international success of last year's "Frozen" and their Oscar for "Let It Go," we couldn't be happier to have Kristen and Bobby Lopez write an incredibly special song for Neil Patrick Harris and special guests to perform this year on the Oscar stage," added telecast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. "YouTube, get ready!"

Earlier Tuesday, Harris hinted at the news in a video posted on his Twitter page:


The 87th Oscars will be handed out Sunday, Feb. 22, in a ceremony airing live on ABC.