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Looks like Disney doesn’t intend to put Olaf’s Frozen Adventure on ice.

The polarizing Frozen short received a cold reception when it aired in front of screenings of Pixar’s sumptuous new film Coco, with many complaining of the short’s 20-plus minute length and the lack of warning to audiences concerning its placement. Thankfully, two weeks after the short’s run and the frustrated outcry surrounding it, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure was pulled from theaters. But hell would freeze over before Disney lets go of anything related to their animated juggernaut Frozen. Annoyed parents can now be treated to all 21 minutes of the holiday special in the place where it was meant to premiere all along: TV.

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Frozen Short Removed from Coco

Many audience members who sat down to see Coco over the past couple weeks were not looking for warm hugs before seeing Pixar’s latest animation feature. But that’s exactly what they got when a 21-minute Frozen short film played before the movie.

Olaf’s Frozen Adventure has stirred up plenty of people since hitting theaters with Coco. Parents, impatient children and critics alike were not happy with the extended running time of the Frozen short film, and even theaters in Mexico were starting to remove the short due to the excessive complaints about it. Well, Disney has been listening, and they will be removing the short from Coco starting next week. Read More »

Olaf's Frozen Adventure

If you saw Coco in theaters this past weekend and were expecting a pleasant Pixar short film like Piper, La Luna, or Presto, you were in for a rude awakening: instead of a short that lasted only a few minutes, audiences were forced to sit through Walt Disney Animation’s Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, a 21-minute long featurette about Olaf and his friends discovering the true meaning of the holidays.

Here’s a hot take for you: the short film, which was originally intended to air on ABC as a holiday television special, should have stayed on the small screen where it belonged and not inconvenienced everyone who wanted to see Pixar’s latest feature.
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When We're Together video

When Frozen was released in 2013, it became a smash hit on a scale that caught Walt Disney Animation by surprise. Part of the reason for its success was the movie’s soundtrack, which was full of catchy and memorable songs – chief among them being “Let It Go,” the movie’s most show-stopping musical number. It remains to be seen whether the upcoming Frozen 2 will produce a song that’s on that same level, but Olaf’s Frozen Adventure – Disney’s new holiday featurette that continues the Frozen story – certainly tries with “When We’re Together,” a new song that’s gunning for the top spot on your holiday playlists this season. Check out the official lyric video below.
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Roy Conli interview

Don’t call Olaf’s Frozen Adventure a short film. “Technically, it’s a featurette,” according to producer Roy Conli. Whatever you’d like to call it, the 21-minute animated story is set to play in theaters before Pixar’s upcoming Coco. The “featurette,” which is directed by Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers-Skelton, centers on Olaf, the childish and joyous snowman from Frozen, as he learns about the holiday traditions of the citizens of Arendelle in an attempt to give Elsa and Anna a tradition of their own after the years they spent apart. It’s a fun continuation of the Frozen narrative and a nice return for beloved characters from the 2013 smash hit.

A few weeks ago, I visited Walt Disney Animation and sat down with producer Roy Conli, who told me about John Lasseter‘s involvement, a rejected alternate idea for the special, how the featurette’s music could possibly follow the mega-hit “Let It Go,” and more.
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Sequel Bits Sallah

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • One of the key supporting actors from the Indiana Jones franchise wants to return for the fifth film
  • Dwayne Johnson talks about his Fast & Furious spin-off movie
  • John Carpenter clarifies the setting for the new Halloween sequel
  • The Predator gets some electrifying new promo art
  • A new Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom banner from a London licensing expo
  • And more!

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Ivan Drago in Creed 2

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Rocky IV star Dolph Lundgren is preparing for Creed 2
  • A zombie version of Adolf Hitler will appear in Dead Snow 3
  • Boo 2! A Madea Halloween gets a new trailer
  • Narcos and Game of Thrones star Pedro Pascal joins Denzel Washington in The Equalizer 2
  • And more!

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olaf's frozen adventure trailer

Santa who? It’s Olaf who is going to save Christmas.

The lovable snowman voiced by Josh Gad in Disney’s massive hit Frozen (and even “massive” sounds like an understatement) gets a starring role in the upcoming short film Olaf’s Frozen Adventure. The 21-minute holiday special will premiere in front of Pixar’s new film Coco in November. And though we may be in the height of summer now, the trailer for the short film offers us a taste of an early Christmas.

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