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Watch the Enchanting New Trailer for ‘Olaf’s Frozen Adventure’!

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Here’s a surprise treat for all you Frozen fans – ahead of this weekend’s release of Cars 3 and next month’s D23 Expo, Disney has released the full-length trailer for the upcoming short film, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure. Check it out below!


Olaf’s Frozen Adventure sees the world’s most popular snowman take the reins in his very own holiday adventure, as he sets out to find a Christmas family tradition that Anna and Elsa can call their very own. The trailer is absolutely delightful – Anna and Elsa both have new winter gowns, Olaf is as hilarious and endearing as ever, and there’s even a new song performed by the voices of Anna and Elsa – Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel! What’s more, it seems like the entire gang is back: Kristoff, Sven and Oaken, too. Although it looks like an overload of Olaf (voiced by Josh Gad), the Christmas theme makes this short look like something truly special.

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure is produced by Oscar winner Ray Conli (Big Hero 6), directed by the Emmy-award winning team of Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers-Skelton (Prep and Landing), with a screenplay by Jac Schaeffer and features brand new songs by Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson. Olaf’s Frozen Adventure will play in theaters in front of Disney-Pixar’s Thanksgiving release, Coco.The new 21-minute long featurette will feature four new original songs (that’s right – four).

Are you excited for Olaf’s Frozen Adventure? Will you watch it? Sound off in the comments!

Olaf’s Frozen Adventure releases in theaters with Pixar’s Coco on November 22, 2017.

Edited by: Hannah Wilkes

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  • AnnoyedAF

    I am 13848295928173% NOT okay with a WDAS short happening before a PIXAR movie. THAT DOESN’T EVEN MAKE SENSE! When Disney bought Pixar it was supposed to be very clear they would remain separate entities and that’s the way it should be and I’m just livid. Not a Pixar short!? Like… what!?

    Also 21 minutes of something before a movie is aggressive. I’m convinced this is Disney trying really hard to boost ticket sales for Coco which makes me think they don’t have faith in Coco on its own which isn’t a good sign at all.

    Also also ANOTHER Frozen short before a Disney movie in yet another different set of gowns to be created into “new” toys to sell. Yaaayyyyy.

    I understand completely it’s a company that needs to make money and I support that this puts food on the table for people but it also puts a lot of money into already deep pockets and it’s just the worst.

    • I’m not as upset as you about it… but I think your assessment of Disney not having faith in Coco is spot on.

    • Manuel Orozco

      As much as I liked the original Frozen movie, this is too crazy.

    • Amen to that!

    • Well, this kind of thing has happened before. They had a Cars short premiere in front of Bolt, as well as a Toy Story Toon in front of The Muppets, and around 20-30 years ago, a 21-minute short before an animated film was more common (Mickey’s Christmas Carol, Prince and the Pauper, etc.). Although I guess the latter kinda petered out for a reason.

      • Manuel Orozco

        You have a point. Let’s not forget Monsters University Oozma Kappa reunion before Muppets Most Wanted

    • Marielle

      I don’t think that changes anything to the fact that they are separate entities when it comes to making movies, it’s a distribution decision, and they share the same distributor, so I don’t mind if they choose to distribute it that way.

      But you’re right about them not having faith in Coco and that is worrisome! I hope Coco doesn’t have story problems like Good Dinosaur…

      • Manuel Orozco

        Now that I think of it, you’re right about possible story plans. Especially when Pixar for Good Dinosaur found partial inspiration from their sister studio’s previous work. But that couldn’t ruin my enjoyment that easily.

  • Dante Panora

    21 minutes? The runtime is going to like two hours long? I mean I’ll reserve my judgement for Coco, but I could easily see that short’s appeal wearing down quickly for any over the age of 12. And if Coco turns out to be kind of underwhelming it’s really going to feel dragged out. I honestly feel this could be a bigger bomb for pixar then the last dinosaur, given it’s debuting around late November and not in a more appropriate time like October, around the Halloween and the day of the dead.

    • Manuel Orozco

      I was skeptical of the November release too. Also you mean Good Dinosaur

    • Roy K.

      Coco runs for around 70 minutes, so it’s shorter than a normal film. The short makes up for that I guess.

      • Manuel Orozco

        No kidding?

      • Dante Panora

        70 minutes? That’s really short for a major animated film in the 2010s. I mean on one hand if that’s the length the creators feel is the most appropriate to tell the story, that’s a positive. On the other hand it kind of also gives me the feeling this was not a very ambitious project, maybe even had a little production trouble. Also may I ask where that number comes from?

  • That’s crazy to think we’ll get a 21 minute Frozen short in front of a Pixar movie. Sure, as another commenter pointed out Disney may have done this to increase ticket sales for Coco. And it seems a little odd since it’s a Christmas short before a movie about Dia de los Muertos. But as someone who was already excited about Coco, I am unashamedly on board with seeing Olaf’s Frozen Adventure. This short has FOUR new songs?! And we get to see all the main Frozen characters (including Oaken!) again? Yes, please!

    • Manuel Orozco

      Except Hans since he was the surprise villain of course. I have to agree it’s super odd to have two holidays shown on one screen. But it makes sense because the holidays are a time of family.

    • k

      I totally agree with you. But I don’t think it’s so odd. Both film are suppose to be about holidays and family traditions so it has similar themes.

      • Manuel Orozco

        We have our own opinions

  • Well one thing’s for sure is that when I go to the theatre to see Coco is that I’m going to wait outside the auditorium doors until this stupid Frozen short film is over. Because I’m not going to waste any more of my valuable time of sitting through something that I know that I’m going to immediately hate.

    And plus, if you have to resort to putting a easy cash grab in front of a movie that goes deep into something that many people in whatever country doesn’t know real well, then it goes to show that you (being Disney) have absolutely no faith in your original work that you’re trying to sell to the audience.

  • Manuel Orozco

    I rather wait until this short airs on TV. But the animation looks impressive as the original movie!

  • Phoenix Wright

    I’m just happy that its a full length Christmas special and not a 5 minute short. Plus it just looks so cute! I guess I can see why it being before Coco could bother some people, but it personally doesn’t bother me

    • Manuel Orozco

      Maybe it’ll try and lure girls to the theatre while Coco is probably more appealing to boys.

  • Rachel Wagner

    Looks like a lot of fun. It is surprising a 21 minute short before Coco but whatever. I look forward to it.

    • Manuel Orozco

      I’m surprised of the 21 minute length too Rachel. I hope the royal sisters of Arendelle know what the heck they’re doing having their little bond keeper Olaf the spotlight. Because as much as I find his plot significance to the original film clever, I didn’t find him the laugh out loud sidekick I had hoped for.

  • Looks decent. But considering the rather long run time, it would’ve
    made more sense to have it premiere on Disney Channel.

    • Manuel Orozco

      Or ABC as originally planned. But I agree

      • If that was the case, they’re doing this move to make more money.
        I can’t blame them, but wonder if some people would get impatient.

        • Manuel Orozco

          You’re right about money. That’s most of what Hollywood cares these days. They should know a little better than that. As for us the fans, who knows but they is still a case of the Frozenitus. (Pun intended)

    • k

      Well you know how it is somebody well record it somebody will put it on the web. It’s better to just show it all over the world and make a few bucks. And fight piracy while you at it.

  • Bob Smith

    Looks fun, though I have to wonder if the 21 minute run time means that it was originally planned as some tv special.

    • Manuel Orozco

      Actually it was yes. And I agree it looks fun and all I want is fun.

  • Sebastian

    Well great, just great. Finally when some kind of Scandinavian culture is being marketed to others they do this in front of a completely different one. And of course this will spark offense for people but it’s not only you who can feel offended by this. I rarely see Scandinavian holidays being presented in media outside of Scandinavia for others and they actually included Lucia and polkagris(very well known and beloved celebration in all of Scandinavia) Frozen is the only connection there is in animation to Scandinavia and is basely focus on Norway but shares from Sweden & Finland influences too. I’m looking forward to being introduced to Coco but as I am I hope others can also appreciate Scandinavian culture and it’s holidays. Which is why this should have been aired on tv instead.

  • This looks INSANELY CUTE!! I may still have a tiny bit of Frozen fatigue, but I got really excited seeing this trailer!! I’m super excited to see this short!!

  • k

    Looks really nice. And in theaters I can see it in 3D I like that.
    Also distributing all over the world (mostly) at once means less pirating as oppose to just showing on US tv so thats good too.

  • Jeremiah

    Reactiopn 1: Woohoo, this looks amazing!

    Reaction 2: Wait. No actual Pixar short then?

    Reaction 3: Am I happy or sad? Do I love Frozen more or Pixar shorts more? I DON’T KNOW WHO I AM.

  • Wow, this looks like fun! 21 minutes seems like a stretch though, do movies ever have 20 minute shorts in front of them? Coco’s runtime seems to be shorter than the average Pixar film at around an hour and 16 minutes (not sure if that’s accurate), so I guess this will be balancing out the shorter runtime? And there’s the fact that whether or not this will be good, it is still a cash grab move by Disney. I have some concerns, but either way I will most likely be seeing this in front of Coco.

    • Manuel Orozco

      Do what you want because I won’t stop you and I have no intention of doing so. And 75 minutes that’s odd except the original Toy Story did run one hour 20 minutes which seemed experimental obviously. And the last time Disney did do a 20 minute featurette prior to the main feature was Prince and the Pauper before Rescuers Down Under nearly 30 years ago.

  • Harith Sami

    Olaf is Jewish now. Can’t wait for that Olaf Jewish spinner toy though !

  • Harith Sami

    Olaf is Jewish now. Can’t wait for that Olaf Jewish spinner toy though !

  • Ok, so the short is actually 21 minutes long. When I saw this trailer premiere before Cars 3, I was wondering why in the world we were getting at 2 minute trailer for a 5 minute short. To me, it was kind of laughable. It all makes sense now. Whether I agree with Disney slapping a 21 minute Frozen short before Pixar’s new movie is besides the point. I’m sure we all have our opinions on that. Those who really want to watch it will be there ready and waiting. Those of us who really don’t care could just show up 21 minutes late and skip the short altogether.
    One this is abundantly clear, though. Disney is 100% hellbent on keeping Frozen front and center in the collective consciousness of the general public. They’re hoping to keep that ‘Frozen Fever’ burning hot until the release of Frozen 2, which will hopefully, for their sake, ignite the fire all over again. They’re also trying to justify the quick and shortly planned install of ‘Frozen Ever After’ at Epcot. If Frozen gets too far out of the mind of the general public, they’ve gotta slap us with another ‘Frozen’ product to bring our focus back. I don’t necessarily agree with this tactic. Why does Disney feel that everything is riding on their ‘Frozen’ brand? Who knows. But instead of forcing ‘Frozen Fever,’ I kind of wish they’d just step back and let it happen again, naturally, if it’s going to happen again at all.

    • Manuel Orozco

      On the bright side, they were able to take it slow for a while. I’m not necessarily excited for this new short even though I did like the original movie. But it’s good to know Anna and Elsa are taking their reconnecting process one step at a time with Elsa’s first holiday season as Queen.

    • Fluffydips

      THIS, I’m going to the theatre to see an ORIGINAL PIXAR FEATURE. NOT a motherfucking Frozen advertisement. It’s obvious Pixar and Disney have no trust in Coco to hold on it’s fucking own. Maybe Coco is short? I don’t know. But it pissed me off they keep shoving Frozen as a franchise down our throats. I actually thought the first one was decent, but now I hate it. It’s all done just to appease shareholders. It’s why a second one is being made, and all these shorts, and that Disney ride. Same with Cars, but at least with Cars they don’t shove it down my throat. It also only squanders a release date for another original film that could have happened. One last thing, if they want to shit out sequels, where is the love for Incredibles and Ralph? They should be hyping those up as there is potential in those worlds. It’s stupid. But hey, at the end of the day, money talks.

  • Dimitris Koliniatis

    1) The animation is breathtaking considering it is actually a short,
    2) I’m so excited that it will be released in theatres because it will 100% look more stunning in big screens than small TV’s,
    3) I’m also excited that it will be released in 3D because “Frozen Fever” wasn’t and that was disapointing,
    4) It’s also interesting to see different cultures and religions depicted here,
    5) The fact that this is Christmas-themed and “Coco” is dedicated to the Day of the Dead is trully magical!